Other Must be John Ashcroft's fault and the Patriot Act by Jeffrey Miller September 8, 2003 written by Jeffrey Miller September 8, 2003 Blogger has decided to reveal the first names of some bloggers vice their psuedonym. The SecretAgentMan is not so secret and his cover is blown, the barrister has been bared, and a rat fan is now not anonymouse. On a related note The 7 Habitus has also moved on to 7habitus.stblogs.org/. RSS Feed 3 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Mars Was Colored By Meteorites next post Massachusetts considers civil unions legislation You may also like Advent Wreath November 28, 2005 Venerable Pope John Paul II April 2, 2006 Some quotes November 5, 2002 The Tan Commandments October 19, 2005 Rejoice! A Child is born in Bethlehem December 25, 2005 Digital Audio April 27, 2005 Christmas with Carmel December 24, 2002 Requiescat in Pace July 15, 2005 The Birth of Christ November 24, 2007 More Blogging Geek March 15, 2004 3 comments Chris September 8, 2003 - 9:25 pm If a blogger is indeed posting material that is inappropriate or illegal in some way, their IP address can always be traced by the proper authorities. My real name could be “Muhammed” instead of “Chris” and it wouldn’t matter. Even with a pseudonym, the authorities could still find me or anyone else. A few subpeonas to Blogspot and the ISP and *badda-boom*, they’ve got a name, address, and from that all the information they would need to break down my door at two in the morning. I’m not being “X-File” paranoid here, I’m just being realistic. I’m a big free-speech proponent, even when that speech offends me. Things like this, which leans in the direction of restricting freedom of speech on the Internet, get under my skin BIG TIME. Reply The Barrister September 9, 2003 - 6:51 pm Thankfully, my real name, Aloysius, has been hidden again. ^(%&()* Blogger. Reply Jane September 10, 2003 - 10:35 pm It is a bit of a problem. I wouldn’t have revealed so much about where I go to school, etc, if I thought that people could get my name and trace me. Reply Leave a Reply to Jane Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.