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 The Horizontal and Vertical Apostolates August 11, 2004 Guilty pleasure January 29, 2006 Glory of Purgatory January 5, 2003 Ego Boost August 27, 2002 Five Years ago Today April 3, 2004 Living Constitution October 5, 2005 Some comparisons December 4, 2008 Blogspot Reformation August 6, 2003 Feast of Faith November 10, 2005 Philosophical product placement January 2, 2008 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 Comment 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.