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China bans Internet anonymity

China is taking steps to abolish online anonymity by passing a law which requires citizens to identify themselves when signing up for internet and telecommunications services.

Web star Felicia Day speaks up for online anonymity

A day after 4chan founder Christopher Poole argued for the importance of online anonymity (and even called Facebook’s approach “totally wrong”), online video star Felicia Day offered similar sentiments on-stage at the South by Southwest Interactive conference.

4chan founder: Zuckerberg is “totally wrong” about online identity

Christopher Poole, the founder of controversial online image board 4chan, outlined his vision for Web-based community today at the South by Southwest Interactive conference — and yes, his ideas are in pretty sharp contrast to those of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.