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#Anonymity

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why the two boys who murdered Ana Kriegel can never be named 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.

From TheJournal.ie Prominent entertainer accused of sexual assault cannot be named, judge rules 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.

From TheJournal.ie Court hears man's right to anonymity breached over rape trial reports appearing beside his name on Google 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.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why the boys found guilty of Ana Kriegel's murder cannot be named 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.

From TheJournal.ie Lawyers for convicted rapist contest victim's request to allow abuser to be named 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.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager who named her brother's sex abuse victims online jailed 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.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook considers working on anonymous features 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.

From TheJournal.ie China orders internet users to use real names for video uploads 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.

From TheJournal.ie TD wants tougher controls of online currencies such as Bitcoin 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What has psychology got to do with the internet? Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Making threats over the internet is a crime, but sometimes anonymity is needed Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie How to become (almost) invisible on Facebook Security Settings This post contains images

How to become (almost) invisible on Facebook

Randomers making friend requests? Adverts irritating you? These tips might help.

From TheJournal.ie Trolls beware: YouTube want you to comment using your real name 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.

From TheJournal.ie Eoin McKeogh loses anonymity case against newspapers 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.