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  • You can no longer hide your name from Facebook searches. What does that mean? We asked our resident expert, Dr. Facebook, to give us the 411.

    38 weeks 5 days ago

  • You can no longer hide your name from Facebook searches. What does that mean? We asked our resident expert, Dr. Facebook, to give us the 411.

    38 weeks 5 days ago

  • The NSA is trying to de-anonymize Tor users using Web ads and tracking cookies. As predicted, the spooks and the marketers are merging.

    39 weeks 2 days ago

  • The NSA is trying to de-anonymize Tor users using Web ads and tracking cookies. As predicted, the spooks and the marketers are merging.

    39 weeks 2 days ago

  • The NSA is trying to de-anonymize Tor users using Web ads and tracking cookies. As predicted, the spooks and the marketers are merging.

    39 weeks 2 days ago

  • Are you an open sharer or a proactive protector? Do you simply interact or do you shop til you drop? How you surf the Net says a lot about how much you care about privacy.

    40 weeks 6 hours ago

  • Are you an open sharer or a proactive protector? Do you simply interact or do you shop til you drop? How you surf the Net says a lot about how much you care about privacy.

    40 weeks 7 hours ago

  • Are you an open sharer or a proactive protector? Do you simply interact or do you shop til you drop? How you surf the Net says a lot about how much you care about privacy.

    40 weeks 7 hours ago

  • Are you an open sharer or a proactive protector? Do you simply interact or do you shop til you drop? How you surf the Net says a lot about how much you care about privacy.

    40 weeks 8 hours ago

  • LexisNexis, Kroll, and Dunn & Bradstreet have been thoroughly pwned by identity stealing hackers. Who pays the price? You and me.

    41 weeks 7 hours ago

  • Its new Audience Operating System combines your online and offline identities into one -- the better to sell you stuff. UPDATE: Acxiom responds

    41 weeks 10 hours ago

  • dantynan dantynan shared Acxiom knows all your secrets on StumbleUpon
    Its new Audience Operating System combines your online and offline identities into one -- the better to sell you stuff. UPDATE: Acxiom responds

    41 weeks 1 day ago

  • Its new Audience Operating System combines your online and offline identities into one -- the better to sell you stuff. UPDATE: Acxiom responds

    41 weeks 1 day ago

  • Its new Audience Operating System combines your online and offline identities into one -- the better to sell you stuff. UPDATE: Acxiom responds

    41 weeks 1 day ago

  • dantynan

    yes, I read those posts while I was researching the article. that's what I meant when I wrote "Google softened its stance on pseudonyms, but only to a degree." you will still have to jump through some hoops if you want to be known by a pseudonym (especially an unusual one, like a mononym) and only Google knows what the criteria for that are. if you want to sign up for G+ as "Joe Blow," and you don't have a 'significant' following or history associated with that name, you're still out of luck.

    As online services incorporate facial recognition and other biometric technologies to identify users, the notion of participating online using a name not found on your government-issued ID may become a quaint relic of the early Internet.

    41 weeks 5 days ago

  • Tracking cookies are so five minutes ago. The new privacy boogiemen? Google's AdID and browser fingerprinting.

    41 weeks 5 days ago

  • Tracking cookies are so five minutes ago. The new privacy boogiemen? Google's AdID and browser fingerprinting.

    41 weeks 6 days ago

  • Tracking cookies are so five minutes ago. The new privacy boogiemen? Google's AdID and browser fingerprinting.

    41 weeks 6 days ago

  • Tracking cookies are so five minutes ago. The new privacy boogiemen? Google's AdID and browser fingerprinting.

    41 weeks 6 days ago

  • Tracking cookies are so five minutes ago. The new privacy boogiemen? Google's AdID and browser fingerprinting.

    41 weeks 6 days ago

  • dantynan

    the argument presented in this piece is for pseudonymity -- which is to say, a persistent identity not necessarily related to a legal name. persistence implies accountability -- your comments and behavior are associated with your nym. that's different than random anonymity, disposable names created to avoid accountability.

    As online services incorporate facial recognition and other biometric technologies to identify users, the notion of participating online using a name not found on your government-issued ID may become a quaint relic of the early Internet.

    42 weeks 1 day ago

  • dantynan

    Alcoholics Anonymous. Public, yet.... anonymous. seems to work pretty well.  City council meetings, PTA meetings, etc.  Many people stand up and are heard. None of them are asked to present their IDs first. Seems like free speech and relative anonymity are not incompatible to me.

    As online services incorporate facial recognition and other biometric technologies to identify users, the notion of participating online using a name not found on your government-issued ID may become a quaint relic of the early Internet.

    42 weeks 1 day ago

  • As online services incorporate facial recognition and other biometric technologies to identify users, the notion of participating online using a name not found on your government-issued ID may become a quaint relic of the early Internet.

    42 weeks 1 day ago

  • dantynan

    great piece, kevin. really enjoyed it. bravo.

    Google Glass is not a product you can buy now, and it's not a product that the majority of people will want to have on their head within the next five or possibly 10 years. But here's why it is compelling at this point: It gets you thinking about what you want from technology.

    42 weeks 2 days ago

  • The Epic browser gives you all the privacy tools you could want in one easy package. Hope it's not a secret NSA plant in disguise.

    42 weeks 2 days ago

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