Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Blog safely!

The best way to protect yourself and your blog from woes at work, home, and with friends is to restrict how much information you release about yourself and your work.

Electronic Frontier Foundation has several good tips on how to blog anonymously, including:

  • using a pseudonym
  • using anonymous blog hosting and other anonymizing technologies such as (an anonymous blog publisher), or Tor, which circuitously routes your data packets, making online activity harder to trace
  • limiting your audience to friends, or people you allow to view your blog with a password
  • don't let search engines index your blog
  • register your domain name anonymously to prevent WHOIS record searches

The EFF has a wealth of other resources on the legal and anonymous aspects of blogging at their Bloggers webpage, located here.

More help on staying anonymous and blogging safely (albeit designed for journalists) from Reporters Without Borders via their Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents.


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