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(Kansas City)   Not to alarm any of you on Fark, but a judge has just ordered a newspaper to release the true identity of an online commenter   (kansascity.com) divider line 27
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2012-11-02 02:19:47 PM
3 votes:

TheSignPost: The ability to comment anonymously online is a hugely problematic issue. I think that much of the hurtful and threatening language on fark and on the web generally, wouldn't be that way without anonymity. And anyone would be hard pressed to somehow convince me that anonymity presents any real benefit.


I can, and do, say things on Fark that are neither illegal nor rude, but which I would strongly prefer any potential employers did not see. If I didn't have a basic level of anonymity, for instance, I would never be willing to discussing anything pertaining to the legalization of marijuana.

I think that eliminating anonymity from the internet would simply shut down a lot of legitimate discussion. To my mind, that outweighs any problems introduced by trolls and run-of-the-mill dickheads.
2012-11-01 03:45:53 PM
3 votes:
I prefer the anonymity of the current internet, but if they forced us to take responsibility for our words, I think I could manage not to say anything incriminating. I do have some modicum of self control.
2012-11-01 10:45:17 AM
3 votes:
maybe now we can get an "out the subby" button.
2012-11-01 03:48:45 PM
2 votes:
Good. Let's use this ruling to force all those "real citizens" on political ads to use their names.

I want to know what "women" and "workers" actually support Rmoney.
2012-11-01 03:48:23 PM
2 votes:
Actually, fark is very mild.
2012-11-01 03:45:54 PM
2 votes:
Trust me that's all they got in their little world, as you know, I have been there. Remember the pukes names they will do it for ever

This is what happens when smart people get out of jury duty.
2012-11-01 03:42:32 PM
2 votes:
yep, that snarky joke about subbys mom is comparable to a juror posting online about a murder trial.
2012-11-01 01:58:40 PM
2 votes:
I had my pants on the entire time. And I was typing with both hands. YOU CAN'T PROVE A THING
2012-11-01 01:32:07 PM
2 votes:
Some words to amuse the NSA: assassination, rifle, wmd, tower, president, catcher in the rye, voices in my head, communism, socialism, tea party, blah blah blah
2012-11-01 10:46:35 AM
2 votes:
The Politics tab will become a ghost town.
2012-11-01 06:21:40 PM
1 votes:
And you all thought I didn't sign up for total Fark because I was cheep.
Well that too but this.
2012-11-01 05:28:14 PM
1 votes:
From: Fark.com, Inc. (legal representatives thereof)
To: Gotham City Attorney's Office
 
Re: Fark user login "Batman" (http://www.fark.com/users?login=Batman)
 
In regards to your inquiry of July 31 and your subsequent court order dated September 14, we have investigated the user and the posts in question from February 19 of this year (to wit: "It's pretty common knowledge that Commissioner Gordon had mob ties in Chicago, which is why he had to come back to Gotham" and subsequent comment from the same thread, "He hit on me personally several times before finally getting married to Sarah Essen. That dude's got some fruit hidden in the closet if you knwo (sic) what I mean".
 
The user in question is listed in our database as Wayne, Bruce. We do not have further contact information in our database.
 
Please confirm that this information constitutes our full legal requirement by law and as requested by the court order dated September 14 of Judge W. Classen, Gotham Superior Court.
2012-11-01 05:18:05 PM
1 votes:

historycat: Good. Let's use this ruling to force all those "real citizens" on political ads to use their names.

I want to know what "women" and "workers" actually support Rmoney.


The only "women" and "workers" who support Romney are stock photo models.
2012-11-01 04:43:51 PM
1 votes:

b0rscht: If you use tor, and turn off cookies etc., you can effectively surf anonymously. You can't be traced to an IP number with tor. Can be used for good or evil.


If you use mac address spoofing and connect via free wifi and don't create a pattern of use you can be pretty anonymous as well.
2012-11-01 04:01:16 PM
1 votes:
FTA:
A Topeka newspaper has been ordered to identify the person who posted a comment on its website about a story on a murder trial. At the time, the commenter apparently was serving on the jury for that same trial.

This was a special case, caused by a complete dumbass that so richly deserves the contempt hammer that is getting ready to come down on his head. Just because you are online doesn't mean you can't break the law.
2012-11-01 03:54:29 PM
1 votes:
In this case, who cares? This commenter may or may not have been directly involved in illegal activity. Or perhaps they were talking out of their rear end from some cornfield.
Match the commenter's name with the jurors' names and there's your answer. Dishes are done. Even appoint arbitration so the person stays anonymous if he or she was not involved.
If a judge or attorney is angered and wants to know my identity because I said I prefer brunettes to blondes and Han took the one and only shot, that's when we're all in trouble.
2012-11-01 03:50:22 PM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Go into detail about killing the President, say you are going to do it, and say you have the material and opportunity and I would hope that Drew would serve you up on a silver platter.


As he should. As soon as he's issued the warrant. I have no problem knowing that everything I post anywhere on the internet is subject to identification with a warrant. It's the warrant-less searches I'm concerned with.
2012-11-01 03:44:52 PM
1 votes:
NOW THEY WILL KNOW I'M PETTY AND INTELLECTUALLY LAZY!
2012-11-01 03:43:31 PM
1 votes:
Good thing my true name is in a lost alphabet of forgotten runes.
2012-11-01 03:08:23 PM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Go into detail about killing the President, say you are going to do it, and say you have the material and opportunity and I would hope that Drew would serve you up on a silver platter.


My God, man! Don't you realize the NSA reads Fark?
2012-11-01 02:49:06 PM
1 votes:
Go into detail about killing the President, say you are going to do it, and say you have the material and opportunity and I would hope that Drew would serve you up on a silver platter.
2012-11-01 02:00:33 PM
1 votes:
At least here, the judges tell the jurors multiple times every single day not to discuss the case with anyone until they're in the jury room, and at that time only with the other jurors.

Is it really that hard to keep your fingers off the keyboard?
2012-11-01 01:03:33 PM
1 votes:
i2.ytimg.com
2012-11-01 12:42:10 PM
1 votes:
Maybe now people can start acting on the internet the way they would anywhere else in the world?

Maybe?

Or is this just a vain hope?
2012-11-01 12:42:09 PM
1 votes:
I try to avoid posting about murder trials

/and this IS my real identity
2012-11-01 10:56:54 AM
1 votes:

colinspooky: I have been saying this a lot - some of the stuff on here, is erm, shall we say legally delicate


Just because I posted my manifesto which went into detail on how to properly perform a human sacrifice for pagan gods doesn't mean I'm a bad person, or breaking the law. Or, does it?
2012-11-01 10:49:40 AM
1 votes:
I have been saying this a lot - some of the stuff on here, is erm, shall we say legally delicate
 
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