On SAGE Insight: Is it possible to remain anonymous when Tech giants and governments are out to get our data?

Article title: Your cover is shown: Tech giants and governments are out to get your data. Soon it might be impossible to remain anonymous

From Index on Censorship

23As a new law presses New York’s police to make public their rules on surveillance and encryption services come under fire, Mark Frary looks at threats to our ability to choose anonymity. The anonymity of the crowd emboldens us to do what we otherwise might not. Some research has showed how anonymity makes us more aggressive for example on social media, but the anonymity of the crowd also offers a cloak of invisibility to the weak and oppressed: the whistleblowers and political activists who risk their livelihoods and their lives to express opinions or facts that are inconvenient to those in power. Read more…

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Your cover is shown: Tech giants and governments are out to get your data. Soon it might be impossible to remain anonymous
First Published April 12, 2017
DOI: 10.1177/0306422017703610
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