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 sun sets on a 26 year papacy April 9, 2005 Interview with the Jester February 26, 2005 Daily Breakfast and the Curt Jester September 24, 2008 Memed again May 1, 2007 Catholic Carnival XXVIII March 26, 2005 Various February 27, 2008 Bigger on the Inside November 4, 2018 Mass Confusion November 25, 2011 Imposition of Hands March 9, 2008 The Humble Pope(s) March 18, 2013 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 Chris Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.