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In the rush to convert the original nature of their hate stain on the much-in-need-of-washing tablecloth that is Facebook from an effort to stop the inevitable recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to an inexplicable rage against anything having to do with Occupy Wall Street, the latest incarnation of “Operation Burn Notice,” now calling itself “Notice the Burn During the Operation” (because when Facebook removes your site for violation of its terms of service, you are generally not allowed to create a page with the same name), the “administrators” of the page (see “Aaron Burr, Howard Earl and Robin Causey, all of Arizona because they’re all the same person) do not care to engage in conversation with you about the subject unless you agree with them.
http://www.turningovertherocks.com/2012/01/14/scumbags-dont-take-kindly-to-opposing-viewpoints/In the rush to convert the original nature of their hate stain on the... more
Republicans Admit That Creating Jobs HURTS Republicans!
http://mybrainflakes.com/2011/09/12/oh-dont-act-so-surprised-you-knew-this-was-the-plan/Republicans Admit That Creating Jobs HURTS Republicans!... more
An article by Bianca Bosker, a contributor to Huffington Post, First Posted: 7/27/11 12:23 PM ET Updated: 7/27/11 12:53 PM ET http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/27/randi-zuckerberg-anonymity-online_n_910892.html
"Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s marketing director, has a fix for cyberbullying: stop people from doing anything online without their names attached.
Facebook requires all members to use their real names and email addresses when joining the social network -- a policy that has been difficult at times to enforce, as the prevalence of spam accounts or profiles assigned to people’s pets suggest.
Zuckerberg, who is Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, argued that putting an end to anonymity online could help curb bullying and harassment on the web.
“I think anonymity on the Internet has to go away,” she said during a panel discussion on social media hosted Tuesday evening by Marie Claire magazine. “People behave a lot better when they have their real names down. … I think people hide behind anonymity and they feel like they can say whatever they want behind closed doors........”
Comments from Buckeye_Bill on the article in question:
This will piss off a whole lot of trolls and those who wish to post some of the most obnoxious comments and expect to get away with it by using the subterfuge of anonymity! I dare say that this would stop many of the ad hominem attacks that infect site after site of those who hide behind a facade to keep others from knowing who they really are! Perchance this could cut down on a lot of "clones" that roam the "intertubes" or someone who has multiple screen names to use as an attack on one particular thread or article.
What is your impression of this possibility to come? Are you for or against opening yourself up to the whole, entire World Wide Web for either acclaim or ridicule? For all to see the why, what, where, when and most especially who you are!
The "lines are open"..........fire away!
Ring, ring..."And we have our first caller! So, what's your name, caller?" LOL!An article by Bianca Bosker, a contributor to Huffington Post, First Posted: 7/27/11... more
In January 2008 some members of an Internet-based collective known as Anonymous began actions against the Church of Scientology that are continuing. They designated their collective action “Project Chanology.” The originations of Project Chanology, its structure, its decision-making process, and its methods of protesting are collectively unique. Project Chanology shows the new types of social networking and activism that can spring from the instant communication the Internet provides. Understanding Project Chanology will provide a template for understanding such future movements and their actions........ http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/42986-the-war-hackers-vs-scientology-project-chanologyIn January 2008 some members of an Internet-based collective known as Anonymous began... more
Blogging is a way of expressing oneself
That’s all. Do not take things seriously to heart.
There are always negative comments, sometimes very sensible, some times sheer non sense.
Apart from this, we have Anonymous comments, which I feel are being posted by people with no work to do,who can not put their points across and from people who are senseless.
Critical comments are worth hearing and replying to while anonymous comments may be considered as Spam and dealt with accordingly.
I do not think anonymous comments are killing blogs ,but rather educate Bloggers that they have stupid people around them .
In fact such comments drive me Blog more.
http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/anonymous-comments-killing-blogs/Blogging is a way of expressing oneself That’s all. Do not take things... more
The Telegraph reports on the Government plans to set legislation on anonymity for rape defendants, with a free vote to MPs. However, ever since the proposal appeared in the coalition agreement (which the Guardian notes, wasn't in either parties manifestos) it has split opinion on both sides of the benches with some papers saying there is a gender split.
The paper quotes Louise Bagshawe Conservative MP (they note she has defended rape defendants) who says "it was “without a doubt” the case that when an accused’s name was made public other victims often came forward."-Telegraph. This is the main argument against the anonymity plans stated by other MPs and charity groups because it is reported victims face the fear of accusation and not being believed when reporting rape.
"the "vast majority" of rape crimes went unreported for fear of reprisal, not being believed, misplaced feelings of guilt, or wanting to forget. She added that many rapists were serial offenders known to the police and warned ministers against adding a "further barrier" to women coming forward and making allegations.
And Keith Vaz, Labour chair of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, said "whole lives can be destroyed" by false accusations. "-TelegraphThe Telegraph reports on the Government plans to set legislation on anonymity for rape... more
"At the time the measure was revealed, Government sources suggested anonymity would only be lifted after a defendant had been through the courts and convicted. But speaking at his first Prime Minister's Questions yesterday, Mr Cameron suggested the new rules may only hide the identity of defendants until they were formally charged."-Independent
Women groups are concerned over the proposed plans to grant anonymity to defendants in rape cases. In yesterdays PMQ's, Harriet Harman presented the case against the plans because defendant anonymity would prevent any other rape victims from coming forward in court cases and it would cause juries to not believe the rape victim.
It sounds like from the article, the proposals for anonymity between arrest and charge will go forward for examination and debate in the House."At the time the measure was revealed, Government sources suggested anonymity... more
Need another reason to be paranoid about companies and governments watching what you're doing online? A technology researcher has created a web tool that shows just how easy it is to identify you based on nothing more than a click.
Called Panopticlick, the tool comes from Electronic Frontier Foundation staff technologist Peter Eckersley. He wanted to show how easy it would be for a bad person - let's call her Eve - to identify you based entirely on information she gets when you visit her website. No, Eve isn't tricking you into filling out forms with personal information. And she's not shooting evil code into your computer from afar. All she's doing is looking over the data that almost any web host gathers from its visitors, which is to say: What kind of computer you have, what operating system it runs, what kind of browser you are using to surf the web, and what kinds of plugins you have on that browser.
Maybe you didn't know that most sites gather that data. Or maybe you did, but you always thought, "Who cares? That's not personal information." Unfortunately, it is.
When you visit a website, you are allowing that site to access a lot of information about your computer's configuration. Combined, this information can create a kind of fingerprint - a signature that could be used to identify you and your computer.
In another essay, Eckersley explains how many pieces of unique data are required to identify someone - not very many, it turns out. As long as you have many unique properties to your computer configuration, our evil Eve could conceivably track you down without you ever knowing she was even trying to do it.
Want to find out how unique your browser fingerprint is? Eckersley says:
Our new website Panopticlick will anonymously log the configuration and version information from your operating system, your browser, and your plug-ins, and compare it to our database of five million other configurations. Then, it will give you a uniqueness score - letting you see how easily identifiable you might be as you surf the web.
My score didn't make me very happy. Apparently, my configuration is "unique among the 46,293 tested so far." My browser fingerprint "conveys at least 15.5 bits of identifying information." Great.
Luckily, there are solutions that will help protect your privacy, and EFF recommends several.
Please participate in the research by testing your browser on the Panopticlick site!
http://io9.com/5458479/just-by-visiting-this-website-you-reveal-who-you-areNeed another reason to be paranoid about companies and governments watching what... more
Internet denizens and urban dwellers alike need to recognize that an era of anonymity is ending.
The population of the world stands at about 7 billion. So it takes only 10 digits to label each human being on the planet uniquely.
This simple arithmetic observation offers powerful insight into the limits of privacy. It dictates something we might call the 10-Digit Rule: just 10 digits or so of distinctive personal information are enough to identify you uniquely. They're enough to strip away your anonymity on the Internet or call out your name as you walk down the street. The 10-Digit Rule means that as our electronic gadgets grow chattier, and databases swell, we must accept that in most walks of life, we'll soon be wearing our names on our foreheads.
A study of 1990 U.S. Census data revealed that 87 percent of the people in the United States were uniquely identifiable with just three pieces of information (PDF): five-digit ZIP code, gender, and date of birth. Internet surfers today spew considerably more information than that. Web sites can pinpoint our geographical locations, computer models, and browser types, and they can silently track us using cookies. Banking sites even confirm our identities by verifying that our log-ins take place at consistent times of day.
Database dossiers, too, carry surprising amounts of identifying information, even when specifically anonymized for privacy. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin last year studied a set of movie-rating profiles from about 500,000 unnamed Netflix subscribers (PDF).
Knowing just a little about a subscriber--say, six to eight movie preferences, the type of thing you might post on a social-networking site--the researchers found that they could pick out your anonymous Netflix profile, if you had one in the set. The Netflix study shows that those 10 deanonymizing digits can hide in surprising places.
Our physical belongings also betray our anonymity by silently calling out identity-betraying digits. Small wireless microchips--often called radio frequency identification, or RFID, tags--reside in car keys, credit cards, passports, building entrance badges, and transit passes. They emit unique serial numbers.
Once linked to our names--when we make credit card purchases, for instance--these microchips enable us to be tracked without our realizing it. One popular book inflames imaginations with the lurid title, "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track your Every Move with RFID."
But wireless microchips also highlight the futility of anonymity protections. To begin with, concerns about RFID tracking miss the forest for the trees. After all, mobile phones are ubiquitous and can be tracked at much longer ranges than standalone chips. Many people have GPS receivers in their phones and are signing up for location-based services, voluntarily (if selectively) disclosing their movements. There's little point in hiding the serial numbers of chips when your mobile phone squeals on you.
Many scientists (including me) have developed antitracking techniques for mobile phones and microchips. Instead of fixed serial numbers, wireless devices can call out changing pseudonyms, such as the rotating license plate numbers on spies' cars in the movies. The problem is that the plates may change, but the car always looks the same. In this regard, chips are like cars.
Scientists at ETH Zurich recently showed how to identify microchips uniquely using radio waves (PDF)--and consequently to see through the disguise of pseudonyms. Their experiments showed that thanks to manufacturing variations, microchips, laptop Wi-Fi cards, and other devices can't help but emit physical "fingerprints"--essentially God-given serial numbers. More digits that we radiate unknowingly.
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Anonymous hate has taken hold on the Internet, and as homophobia has become rampant in online gaming, it has given rise to outspoken gaymers (gay gamers).Anonymous hate has taken hold on the Internet, and as homophobia has become rampant in... more
This is my investigative piece on Anonymous. I hired an actor to replace the computer voices and some clips were reproduced for aesthetic purposes. This is my investigative piece on Anonymous. I hired an actor to replace the computer... more
Let’s face it, conversations that used to be conducted through private e-mail exchanges are now posted for all to see on social networking walls. Let’s face it, conversations that used to be conducted through private e-mail... more
Yea Big and Kid Static's first music video got 250,000 hits in 2 days. Along with the hits came some nasty comments about the mixed race duo. In this pod, vc2 producer Noah Banks hears from the duo about the offensive comments and their decision to delete said comments and learns more from Northwestern University Professor Clark Caywood about the rise in comment abuse due to internet anonymity.Yea Big and Kid Static's first music video got 250,000 hits in 2 days. Along... more
Connor Diemand-Yauman is president of the sophomore class at Princeton, and determined to help counteract the pernicious effects that gossip sites like Juicy Campus have had at his school.Connor Diemand-Yauman is president of the sophomore class at Princeton, and determined... more
Okay, so we all feel like we're safe on the internet. We hide behind an alias, an avatar, and even a false gender. But are we really anonymous? I don't think so -- check out my reasoning.Okay, so we all feel like we're safe on the internet. We hide behind an alias, an... more
The anonymity of attending church online at lifechurch.tv allows a Christian and Muslim to pray together and develop a relationship.The anonymity of attending church online at lifechurch.tv allows a Christian and... more
Anonymity is a popular discussion when related to the web. We have heard people using this for evil purposes. Here is one story of where anonymity on the web was used for good. Enjoy!Anonymity is a popular discussion when related to the web. We have heard people using... more
Introduction—Confronting the Ideological Beast
America is desperately searching for heroes! If this were not true we would not see the incredible success of blockbuster action movies featuring mostly males with superhuman powers who fight for the underdogs by battling greed, injustice, and corruption of power. We have all seen time and again, story after story, encounters between the forces of good and the forces of evil; and we are constantly being challenged to take a side and fight. The emphasis of popular culture in mass media is a perpetuation of violence as the primary solution to the problem of enforcing the American Dream—“The Myth” (Hedges); like Superman fighting for “truth, justice, and the American way of life.” This portrayal of violence as a necessary judicial tool works inevitably to subjugate the most vulnerable people of our planet, namely women and children. It accomplishes this by portraying unrealistic ideologies and distorting and exaggerating differences among race, class, gender, age, sexuality, and especially religion. The media uses images that “shock and awe” our sensibilities—causing us to constantly react—deflecting our attention away from resistance and away from collective empowerment. “One of the most obvious signs of widespread acceptance of violence is the amount of it that routinely appears in media.” (Wood 314) Violence has become a pervasive part of our reality causing us to react with fear—a state in which we can be easily controlled and manipulated.
The media is a multinational enterprise—an “Eminent Domain”—which is the luxury of a privileged few who influence our popular culture and control the mechanism through which the mythologies of popular culture are transfixed. Its primary existence serves to preserve their control of global socio-economics in posterity by bombarding us with so much violence that we scarcely have time to be aware of the fact that we are being manipulated. However, there are those subtle geniuses who emerge from the frontlines and through personal experience have concluded that the status quo is a never ending merry-go-round leading to the annihilation of both sides. In other words, they have come to realize that hero fixation is a sickness that symbiotically—Ying Yang, 69—enforces victimization. These geniuses work behind the scenes influencing the media content, often changing its’ focus or challenging accepted norms. Although there are many people who are actively participating in efforts to transform the socio-economic landscape on many different fronts whether through academia, media, or politics, the most effective means to communicate ideas is through writing.Introduction—Confronting the Ideological Beast America is desperately... more