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On April 15, 2013 there was a tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon. Almost instantly pictures and videos of "suspects" started to appear on the web. Was this a good thing? Do you have concerns?
Anonymity coul be an answer?
Apr 28, 2013 Mauro T

Year ago I was very interested in Freenet. They have a clear philosophy about anonymity. This morning, I found SplinterNet (link below) . Give a read to the section "what is it good for". Is it a bit worring? Now, cryptography, security, making confidential and keep the integrity of messages we share in the community is really good and very important for some aspect of our lives. But I'm really concerned about the rest. We can remain anonymous and care about our safety but in this case where is the knowledge? How we can be sure of anything if it came from an anonymous source? On the other hand there is this wonderful and growing aspect of open source and free contents, news and software that are the real value of the web and internet and allow us to build community, fight bad guys, spread the knowledge and make the world better even if it can expose us. I find this and important aspect that we can't underestimate now and in the future.

More Info:
Freenet Project
The Freenet Project philosophy - anonymity
SplinterNet - Social Networking Without The Internet

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