• Anonymity on the web
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I think anonymity should be able to be taken away. Not from everyone, just from the trolls that go too far, so they can't use anonymity as a shield for acting like a prick and causing random grief.
[QUOTE=Rebi;32382332]I think anonymity should be able to be taken away. Not from everyone, just from the trolls that go too far, so they can't use anonymity as a shield for acting like a prick and causing random grief.[/QUOTE] It's not a bad idea, but that'd actually be pretty hard to do.
[QUOTE=Rebi;32382332]I think anonymity should be able to be taken away. Not from everyone, just from the trolls that go too far, so they can't use anonymity as a shield for acting like a prick and causing random grief.[/QUOTE] that would be almost impossible to do
If I mock you on the street, I don't have to give you my name. Why should I have to do it on the web?
The internet is the current frontier world Losing anonymity would be akin to losing the "wilderness" aspect of it, in my opinion.
The internet would be frustrating to use if there was no anonymity. I believe that personal information should be a user's choice.
They could never enforce a law that has us use real names/ids online. If they don't, I just won't use sites that force it. Anonymity makes the content more important than the user. Moot said that. Of course some people who choose to remain anonymous are ignorant, heartless, bastards, and that sucks.
[QUOTE=fruityfruit;32383671]that would be almost impossible to do[/QUOTE] Maybe in the future we could have a hyper complex 'douche filter' that enforces that. By trolling, I don't mean sucking away anonymity for calling someone a fag, I mean like harassing people endlessly, or even defacing online memorials. It sounds far fetched, but I think it would be feasible in like a decade or so.
Privacy shouldn't exist. Privacy removes information, if you remove information, there is a higher chance that your predictions regarding your actions will be wrong and therefore, that the action will backfire. Which turns into a less desirable situation when comparing it with having all of the information in the world.
[QUOTE=MountainWatcher;32384625]Privacy shouldn't exist. Privacy removes information, if you remove information, there is a higher chance that your predictions regarding your actions will be wrong and therefore, that the action will backfire. Which turns into a less desirable situation when comparing it with having all of the information in the world.[/QUOTE] Have you thought about security and safety?
Yes, well first off, for there to be truly no privacy, it would be impossible to act without others knowing. But I agree that society needs a major rebuilding before we can do this.
Anonymity on the web is a joke as long as we have IP addresses and ISP's that are willing to give your details whenever asked.
[QUOTE=Baldr 2.0;32387035]Anonymity on the web is a joke as long as we have IP addresses and ISP's that are willing to give your details whenever asked.[/QUOTE] except most ISPs dont. Unless a warrent is issued.
[QUOTE=MountainWatcher;32384625]Privacy shouldn't exist. Privacy removes information, if you remove information, there is a higher chance that your predictions regarding your actions will be wrong and therefore, that the action will backfire. Which turns into a less desirable situation when comparing it with having all of the information in the world.[/QUOTE] Since I live in the Bible belt, I don't want my reputation smeared from irrational people. I shouldn't stop having the interests I currently have.
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