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The Nym Wars, Appendix B

As the Sneak ADtackniks have previously noted, the nym wars are all about retaining anonymity online (in the form of pseudonyms) versus having some sort of digital passport like a Facebook sign-in. Now comes a new front in the Battle Nym of the … Continue reading

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NYT NYM Wars

Spurred on by the New York Times, the Sneak ADtackniks have been on the nym wars lately like Brown on Williamson (see here and here). Now come the Times Sunday Review review of the topic: Sunday Dialogue: Anonymity and Incivility on the Internet Readers debate the benefits and … Continue reading

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Private Oy: Facebook And The Super Snoopers (Part Two)

Last week the Sneak ADtackniks posted a trifecta of online-privacy cautionary tales, including concerns about thenym wars - the argument over pseudonyms on the Internet – and a panel discussion conducted by the Wall Street Journal. In the course of the latter, Public Parts author Jeff (I … Continue reading

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Private Oy: Facebook And The Super Snoopers (Part One)

An online privacy trifecta from the hardworking staff at Sneak ADtack!: • USA Today report (with helpful graphic): Facebook tracking is under scrutiny In recent weeks, Facebook has been wrangling with the Federal Trade Commission over whether the social media website is violating users’ … Continue reading

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