dangers of TCPA/palladium - will the real anon shady please stand up?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Aug 7 10:35:14 PDT 2002

On Wed, 7 Aug 2002, Sunder wrote:

> Not to detract from my own arguement, but to entertain you a bit
> further, style can be forged.  There are even "Best of Bad Hemmingway"
> contests and books for example.  Style means nothing.  It's as easy to
> copy as posting mp3's on a p2p network.

You're of course aware that even shallow textual analysis of list archives
allows good fingerprinting of even casual posters. Even if we all would
post anonymously you could still build reliable clusters. It is impossible
to scramble that signature as long as your posts are nontrivial in length
by pretending to be somebody else.

I'm not aware of a fully automated tool to reliably scramble that
fingerprint. (Pointers welcome). Doing it semimanually is prohibitively
expensive in a forum such as this.

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