39 min

Defending online anonymity and speech with Eva Galperin Lock and Code

    • Technology

Every few years, after the public learns about an ugly, online harassment campaign, a familiar response shoots forth: Change the way we talk to one another online, either by changing the law, or changing the rules for how we identify ourselves online.But these "solutions" could actually bring more problems, particularly for vulnerable communities.Today, we speak to Electronic Frontier Foundation's Director of Cybersecurity Eva Galperin about how removing online anonymity could harm the safety of domestic abuse survivors, and why one decades-old law protects everyone online, and not just Big Tech.

Every few years, after the public learns about an ugly, online harassment campaign, a familiar response shoots forth: Change the way we talk to one another online, either by changing the law, or changing the rules for how we identify ourselves online.But these "solutions" could actually bring more problems, particularly for vulnerable communities.Today, we speak to Electronic Frontier Foundation's Director of Cybersecurity Eva Galperin about how removing online anonymity could harm the safety of domestic abuse survivors, and why one decades-old law protects everyone online, and not just Big Tech.

39 min

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