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Privacy, Pseudonyms & Social Networks are Incompatible

   “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” (Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google)     So here we go again. People whining about not being able to pretend they are someone else, or no one else online, by using pseudonyms. I should be clear right from the start. I believe that misrepresenting your “identity” (yes a philosophical minefield) is not only...

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Anonymous Comments: Good or Bad?

  “Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” (Potter Stewart)   Recently the Squamish Chief Newspaper published an editorial titled “Crossing the Line” where the editor explains, and defends the removal of anonymous public comments regarding a previous article on the expansion of a local second-hand store. Many in the public (including myself) expressed...

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