Online Anonymity



Computer Freedom & Privacy Conference 2009


Once upon a time the internet was not truly anonymous (unless you were a criminal with a botnet). In the past few years many different kinds of people have been able to take advantage of anonymity technology to protect themselves and thus each other. This panel will review some of the techniques that have been developed followed by a discussion of the emerging threats to online anonymity and some of the many way anonymity is now being used to protect community advocates, journalists, law officers, children, dissidents, intelligence agents, crime victims, bloggers, and just plain folks.