Tag: anonymity

by Kelley Misata

The Tor Project protects the privacy and anonymity of millions of Internet users while at the same time helping them circumvent online censorship. This is done by concealing an end-user’s location and Internet usage from entities conducting online surveillance or traffic analysis, such as authoritarian governments, criminals, and online advertisers. When you use Tor, third parties [...] more »

by Sandra Ordonez

A few years back, the first digital tsunami hit the journalism world, and I became fascinated with how digital was transforming the field. After conducting more than 350 interviews with diverse journalism experts, it was apparent that journalists saw the new opportunities that the digital world offered, but felt that they and journalism departments lacked the [...] more »

by David Ardia

In a case involving important First Amendment rights, the Citizen Media Law Project joined a number of media and advocacy organizations, including Gannett Co., Inc., Hearst Corporation, Illinois Press Association, Online News Association, Public Citizen, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and Tribune Company, in asking an Illinois appellate court to protect the rights [...] more »

by Ellen Hume

I have invited researchers at MIT’s Center for Future Civic Media to participate in an effort to blow the whistle on groups who are falsely presenting themselves as “ordinary bloggers,” but instead are paid to spread false information about candidates during the 2008 campaign in viral internet campaigns to influence voters. The project, already involving [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Here’s your question for the week on Idea Lab. Many people think that anonymity is important online for people who are whistle-blowers or would not speak out if they were identified. But the flipside of that is that many people use the protection of anonymity to lob insults and ad hominem attacks at opponents and [...] more »

by David Ardia

In light of Dan Schultz‘s excellent post entitled Anonymous vs. Scientology: A Case Study of Digital Media, I’ve decided to focus my post this week on the legal and practical issues you should consider if you wish to engage in anonymous speech online. This is the third in a series of posts I’ve put up [...] more »

by David Ardia

One of the issues we’ve been focusing on at the Citizen Media Law Project is whether traditional legal protections for journalists and journalism organizations are eroding as news organizations move online.  A recent search warrant seeking information about the identity of a user of the Lawrence Journal-World’s website, LJWorld.com, raises serious concerns about governmental overreaching [...] more »