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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.
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
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