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Re: What is the EFF doing exactly?
> >The accountability issue is real and
> >should be addressed, not evaded.
> "Addressed", maybe, but that doesn't necessarily mean, "solved." For many
> decades, people have been able to walk up to a pay telephone at 3:00 AM and
> make a harassing phone call to somebody, a "problem" which still exists and
> no solution is being implemented for.
Yes! Exactly! Of course! Precisely the example that has come up in EFF's
own statements on anonymity (which, in absence of a policy on the topic
have been strictly factual, reporting both sides of the issue).
> I think it's reasonable to come to the conclusion that there is no solution
> to the anonymity "problem" that isn't worse than the underlying anonymity.
That's a common view here, to say the least. And it's one with which I
am in 100% agreement.
> And, BTW, I don't consider a pro-anonymity position to be an extremist one.
We don't either, even those of us with questions and conundrums to think
I do think its extremist to not be willing to even address the questions
and conundrums, but we're in agrement on that, so not much to argue about,
<HTML><A HREF="http://www.eff.org/~mech/"> Stanton McCandlish
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</A><P><A HREF="http://www.eff.org/"> Electronic Frontier Foundation
</A><P><A HREF="http://www.eff.org/A"> Online Activist </A></HTML>