[ILUG] ID for Internet access
frank.duignan at gmail.com
Fri May 16 11:03:08 IST 2008
I wonder, in the longer run, whether OpenID or similar will make it more
difficult to go online anonymously. At the moment I'm logged in to gmail,
it can associate an IP address with me at a particular time and so my ISP
could with the help of google track my internet activity (not that I'm too
bothered really). As more sites employ OpenID and require users to log in I
wonder will the range of the "anonymous internet" shrink?
2008/5/15 Paul Ryszka <paul at webangel.ie>:
> if you are paranoid :
> buy internet voucher for wireless hotspot at the kiosk paying cash
> change mac adres of your wlan card
> connect and enjoy
> On Thu 15 May 2008 18:13:20 Conor Wynne wrote:
> > On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 10:56 PM, Paolo Marchiori <paolo at marchiori.net>
> > wrote:
> > > Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> > >
> > > So if going to Italy, if you want a shred of privacy, bring fake
> > > business
> > >
> > >> cards and be prepared to shop around.
> > >
> > > They shouldn't accept that. Just government-issued ID cards. You can't
> > > imagine the burden that poses even on $COMPANY sysadmins: we need to
> > > visited websites in a manner so that they can be linked to people BUT
> > > can't look at the logs because it's against the law to trace employees'
> > > activities - just keep them in case the police needs that.
> > > Needless to say, it's an anti-terror law. One of the post-9/11 ones,
> > > one of the since-late-70s anti-Red Brigades
> > > for-emergency-only-but-then-never-dismissed ones. BTW; you need an ID
> > > anyway to register at any hotel - that's the reason why RMS in Italy is
> > > always hosted at private homes.
> > >
> > > p.
> > > --
> > You're on holidays, feck t'internet! :-)
> > Drink vino, eat and shop is all that should concern you.
> > If your on business, then you will have a business laptop and use the
> > hotel's / business wifi.
> > Otherwise drink & be merry!
> > Conor.
> Paul Ryszka
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