Julia Van Grieken writes:
Online anonymity is a complicated topic. There’s no doubt that the elasticity it gives our identities is a massive benefit. We can explore different sides of our personality without affecting the reputation of any other part of us. Unfortunately, that’s also proven to bring out the worst in some of us, with people committing acts online that they would never do in person.
Cyber bullying and mob justice are the most commonly cited examples of this, but as Michael Tiffany, co-founder and president of cyber security software company White Ops, recently discussed, the same concerns allow cyber crime to thrive.
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