LISTen: An Podcast -- Episode #75

This week's podcast gets to deal with messy, emotion-laden, sometimes painful topics. First up we look at the Laporte-Arrington dispute and discuss how the corporate structures of media outlets can act as firewalls and buffers to prevent this. After that we highlight a case where a United States Attorney served a newspaper with a subpoena seeking every scrap of information possible to identify anonymous commenters who spoke about a pending grand jury investigation. Anonymity online may not be as secure or as thorough as you might imagine due to the underlying technical infrastructures involved. Related links: Summer 2009 promo piece authorized for use by other programs Profile America for June 8th Post by John C. Dvorak on the Laporte-Arrington matter Post by Michael Arrington on the Laporte-Arrington matter Comment read aloud Piece by the editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal about the subpoena served by the US Attorney seeking identifying details of all commenters Electronic Frontier Foundation Resources on Anonymity Tor, a project funded by the EFF to help remove digital footprints that undermine anonymous speech online Creative Commons License
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