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Old 12th June 2012, 06:12 AM
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Another reason to be cautious online

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A 45-year-old woman from Brighton who was subjected to a litany of abusive messages on Facebook has won a landmark High Court order forcing the social network to reveal the identities of anonymous internet trolls who labelled her a paedophile and a drug dealer.
The rest of the story: Brit judge orders Facebook to rip masks from anonymous cowards
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Old 12th June 2012, 08:29 AM
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Re: Another reason to be cautious online

Sadly the ( perceived ) annonimity on-line is attractive to the mentality that enjoys hurting without tthe risk of getting hurt themselves.

BTW, re. your other post, I wonder if Dan uses special ammo. for dealing with trolls?
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Old 12th June 2012, 09:49 AM
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Re: Another reason to be cautious online

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The story is a little bit misleading. UK data protection laws prevent Facebook from handing over the ip addresses without a High Court Order. Many other articles on this suggest that Facebook provided no opposition, they just needed the Judge to order them (legally).
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Old 12th June 2012, 12:00 PM
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Re: Another reason to be cautious online

Some proposed anti-troll measures:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18404621

This might create some new problems, such as defining ' intent to defame ', and insulting comments, particularly as some people seem to call everybody ' b*****y idiots ' on the basis they'll be right some of the time. The whole ' freedom of speech ' issue is a minefield, as I 'm pretty sure some of our US members will agree!

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Here's a report on the scentencing of another troll, from the legal terms used it looks as if there are several headings trolls could be prosecuted under, but as is always the case, legislation is playing ' catch-up ' with technology.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-18391970
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Old 12th June 2012, 02:42 PM
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Re: Another reason to be cautious online

Everybody knows that if you want to be an anonymous douchebag, you need to TOR.
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