The Meaning of Anonymity in an Information Age

TitleThe Meaning of Anonymity in an Information Age
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsNissenbaum, H
Corporate AuthorsNational Academy of Engineering, OEC
Series TitleEmerging Technology
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication Languageeng
Keywordscomputer , Computer Ethics , COMPUTER science , PHILOSOPHY , Privacy , Privacy and Surveillance
AbstractAn essay by Helen Nissenbaum debating anonymity on the Internet. The author discusses online identities, or virtual persons, and cites specific examples of how one's online identity can be used to discover the name of the Internet user.
NotesPrinted in The Information Society, 15:141-144, 1999. (Reprinted in Readings in CyberEthics (2001) R.A. Spinello and H.T. Tavani (eds.) Sudbury: Jones and Bartlett.)
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