Is it possible to be anonymous online?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by njmac, May 1, 2006.

  1. njmac macrumors 68000

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    I am wondering if I post a comment to a blogger blog, if it can be connected to me in any way. I was just wondering also, is it possible to have a blogger blog and be anonymous?

    FWIW, I want to know because there is a piece of information that I want to contribute to a local political blog but am hesitant because I do not want any backlash. It is nothing illegal, or even embarrasing but when dealing with these big-fish-in-a-little-pond corrupt types they can make life difficult. I know first hand.
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    Its possible I suppose. One can always trace an IP address to any post you make online, wether it be on a blog or on this forum. That's only if someone is desperate enough to find out who posted what, its not exactly easy to get it as far as I know.

    I'm not too worried about it myself, a fair amount of people here know what I look like, my name, my general location and its just not that big of a deal to me.

    *shrug*

    You could always try posting through a proxy server or something, that will mask your IP somewhat but I'll let more 1337 types on the board make the real suggestions. ;)
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    If it's a one-time thing, how about just using a public computer of some sort? My university has them all over the place...no signups or ID checking necessary.
     
  4. njmac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. I never thought I would need to worry about such a thing either but I just want to be on the safe side. There is a lot of corruption in our town and I have something very very interesting to share.
     
  5. knackroller macrumors regular

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    No! Never say anything you might regret or do not want to be repeated. Even the most 'secure' sites or using your school / library PC can be traced back to you if they try hard enough, from searching the PC's cache to physical (e.g. CCTVs)
     
  6. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    If it's not illegal to do it, then what's the problem. The world needs more people to shake things up. That being said, do it at the public library :).
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Or have one of us post... I'm not too concerned about your town's politicians.

    Unless you live near here.
     
  8. iBlue macrumors Core

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    you can try a proxy surfer like proxify. that might be your best bet. there's several other web-based anonymous proxies if that one doesn't suit your needs. i can dig some up for you if need be.
     
  9. steelphantom macrumors 6502a

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    If I'm not mistaken, you can't use forms in Proxify unless you subscribe or something like that. Here's one that allows you to do that: http://esconda.com/
     
  10. iBlue macrumors Core

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  11. OutThere macrumors 603

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    PM me whatever it is, tell me where to post it and I can post it from a public computer at school, where any of 1000-odd people could have done it. :)

    (I won't even read it if you'd rather I didn't)
     
  12. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Are you planning on makin some threats there buddy? :D
     
  13. cslewis macrumors 6502a

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    Corruption? That's a problem in Jersey?



    :D


    No, seriously, what kind of info are we talking about? Give us the scoop!
     
  14. scem0 macrumors 604

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    In some ways it's hard not to be anonymous. Anonymity it numbers.

    However, if someone is out to track you specifically, it's hard to be anonymous.

    e
     
  15. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    Chloe O'Bryan could help you out. ;) :p

    Haha. Sorry. Im watching 24.
     
  16. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Oh my gosh, did you see her get that guy with the stun gun or whatever it was? I was cracking up.
     
  17. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    yeah, I responded in the 24 thread though. :)
     

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