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December 15, 2005

Anonymity...Yeah Right

I caught this article [slashdot.org] this morning about the next great threat to our computing anonymously and had a weird acid flashback. The gist of the article was quite familiar from a couple of years ago when Intel started putting in processor serial numbers. It was such a hot topic back then, everyone was up in arms screaming about their personal liberties and what if someone else was using their computer?

Well, the only two things that came out of that whole debacle was (1) Intel saying they would allow users to disable the serial number and (2) the serial number could only be used to identify a particular computer, not user. Hmm, I wonder what's going to happen this go around? My guess is that the same arguments will be made for and against a computer id and not much will change.

Besides, why do you think no matter what measures you implement you can be anonymous on the internet anyways?

Posted by Guy at December 15, 2005 10:47 AM