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# Anonymity

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# enough
'In my car crying. Hope you're happy' - BBC reporter abuse controversy prompts calls for change
Sonja McLaughlin was targeted following Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations game between Wales and England.
# Anonymity
Explainer: Why the two boys who murdered Ana Kriegel can never be named
The judge and gardaí have made it clear that there could be severe penalties for anyone who attempts to publicly identify them.
# Dublin
Prominent entertainer accused of sexual assault cannot be named, judge rules
The entertainer was charged with sexual assault at a venue in Dublin in December 2016.
# Anonymity
Court hears man's right to anonymity breached over rape trial reports appearing beside his name on Google
Counsel told the court that the man was not named in any of the news reports which appeared on Google search.
# Anonymity
Explainer: Why the boys found guilty of Ana Kriegel's murder cannot be named
Despite the fact that the two boys have been convicted, they still cannot be publicly named even after sentencing.
# waive anonymity
Lawyers for convicted rapist contest victim's request to allow abuser to be named
The two grew up as neighbours and the attacks began when the woman was nine-years-old.
# Liverpool
Teenager who named her brother's sex abuse victims online jailed
Sophie Turner named the victims in the comments of a Liverpool Echo story.
# secrets
Facebook considers working on anonymous features
The site is experimenting with ways to allow users to log in anonymously and are said to be considering developing its own anonymity app similar to Secret.
# Censorship
China orders internet users to use real names for video uploads
Rights groups have criticised the move saying it allows the Chinese government to further control freedom of expression.
# Anonymous
TD wants tougher controls of online currencies such as Bitcoin
Patrick O’Donovan has written to the Oireachtas Communications Committee asking them to investigate anonymous internet payments made possible by digital currencies.
Voices
Column: What has psychology got to do with the internet?
The internet provides an exceptional setting for social interactions that has a significant effect on people’s way of thinking, writes psychologist Yair Amichai-Hamburger.
Voices
Column: Making threats over the internet is a crime, but sometimes anonymity is needed
Before we remove the masks of users online, we need to look at both the pros and cons of being anonymous on the internet, writes Fergal Crehan.
# security settings
How to become (almost) invisible on Facebook
Randomers making friend requests? Adverts irritating you? These tips might help.
# YouWho?
Trolls beware: YouTube want you to comment using your real name
Video site YouTube has started asking users to provide their real names when commenting. Some of the reasons they allow you to give for declining prove interesting.
# Courts
Eoin McKeogh loses anonymity case against newspapers
Student McKeogh had been named by newspapers in a dispute over an online video. He was not the person in the video.