Electronic Frontier Foundation Media Release
EFF Releases How-To Guide for People Who Want to Blog Safely and Anonymously
San Francisco, CA - With the privacy of bloggers and their news sources coming under fire in the court system (see, e.g., Apple v. Does), it's crucial that web writers know how to express themselves without risking their jobs or social lives.
Yesterday the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released "How to Blog Safely (About Work or Anything Else)," a How-To guide for bloggers worried about protecting their privacy and free speech.
The guide covers basic measures people can take to keep their blogs anonymous and explores what the law says about discussing work-related issues online. Some advice is common sense; for example, don't post a picture of yourself if you want to stay anonymous. But for bloggers who want strong guarantees of privacy, EFF suggests using technologies like Tor
to prevent your blog-hosting company from logging your computer's unique Internet Protocol (IP) address. Bloggers who fear they could be fired for blogging are also given an introduction to laws that prevent an employer from punishing them for speaking out online."There is a lot of misinformation out there about the ways people could get into trouble for blogging,"
said EFF Policy Analyst Annalee Newitz. "We hope advice about online anonymity and the law will help more people engage in free expression without living in fear of reprisals, legal or otherwise."
How to Blog Safely (About Work or Anything Else)http://www.eff.org/Privacy/Anonymity/blog-anonymously.php
Apple v. Doeshttp://www.eff.org/Censorship/Apple_v_Does/
For this release: http://www.eff.org/news/archives/2005_04.php#003506
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