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Yik Yak Kiks Back—Privacy vs. Anonymity Revisited

– In 1958, The Coasters sang the song “Yakety Yak,” … listen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xAi80ShG0I  The lyrics are about a domineering parent ordering a kid around, threatening him or her, and saying “Don’t talk back,” when the kid retorts “Yakety Yak.” In the 1950s…

InfoSec R.I.P.

– I recently had an experience that helped to confirm my skepticism about the accuracy of information on the Internet. I happened to be surfing the Web to find out what an internationally-known InfoSec colleague has been up to lately. Imagine my shock when his Wikipedia page indicated that he had…

Anonymity on the Web … Good or Bad

– How do you feel about anonymity on the Web? Is it a good thing or is it bad? Of course, it depends … Like most other technologies, “anonymization” can be used for good or evil. But who is going to be the judge, the arbiter of appropriate behavior? It very much depends on your alignments,…