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paul at clubi.ie
Wed Apr 7 23:58:54 IST 2004
On Mon, 5 Apr 2004, John McCormac wrote:
> Then with the move to fixed IPs, and IPv6, search engines and the
> like are far more of a threat to privacy than people even realise.
To be honest, I think it actually be a really really good thing if
people were not as wholly anonymous on the internet as they are now
(at least anonymous to all but law enforcement). In the real world,
your social graces can nearly always be tied to some (reasonably)
fixed attribute, eg your face, your name, your locality. If you act
the idiot in a bar, you can be banned and not be able to show your
face again, etc..
Similarly, if everyone had a fixed IP (due to abundance inherent in
IPv6), there might be a disincentive to some of those (kiddies
especially) who love to abuse services, for very little loss of
privacy, if any at all. Fixed IP or not, the only real threat to your
privacy (other than your ISP) is the law, and v6 doesnt affect them
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