Your Internet Consultant - The FAQs of Life Online
12.16. Where can I find more information about privacy and anonymity on the Net?
The two best resources are the "Anonymity on the Internet" FAQ (which I
mentioned earlier) and the "Privacy and Anonymity FAQ". Despite their similar
names, these two documents are very different and are both worthwhile
The Anonymity on the Internet FAQ is filled with information, primarily about
anonymous remailers. It is available via anonymous FTP.
The Privacy & Anonymity FAQ is a lengthy document (weighing in at about 60
printed pages) covering broader aspects of privacy in Cyberspace. This one
should he required reading, right up there with "1984". Topics include
It can be
obtained via anonymous FTP from
- What is "identity" on the Internet?
- Why is identity important on the Internet?
- What is "privacy' on the internet?
- How secure is my account?
- What is the future of privacy on the Internet?
- How can anonymity be protected on the Internet?
- What was "Operation Sundevil" and the Steve Jackson Game case?
- What is the Clipper Chip Initiative?
- What are compliments/criticisms of the Clipper Initiative?
It is also posted to the Usenet newsgroups news.answers,
sci.answers, and alt.answers every 21 days.
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