Discussion Paper: Disentangling Anonymity and Privacy

We invite comments and feedback on the following discussion paper, which has been put forward by members from the Anonymity Project Group. ANON-Discussion Paper No. 1: Disentangling Anonymity and Privacy. Theoretical reflections in the light of the conceptual history of both terms. Authors: Gertraud Koch & Anna Henke (SP 3) Anonymity and privacy are subjects […]

Rezension: „Kritische Kollektivität im Netz.

Carolin Zieringer aus dem Anon-Team rezensiert für surveillance-studies.org das Buch „Kritische Kollektivität im Netz. Anonymous, Facebook und die Kraft der Affizierung in der Kontrollgesellschaft“ von Carolin Wiedemann. Insgesamt bietet “Kritische Kollektivität im Netz” einen guten, historisch eingebetteten und reflektierten Überblick über aktuelle Theoriedebatten, der auch einen Beitrag zur politischen Praxis leisten kann.  

Ephemera Special Issue on Anonymity, featuring Anon-Researchers

In a process that started decades ago, a multiplicity of forces is creating a slow, but steadily rising storm against anonymity. Discourses of transparency and accountability often describe anonymity as a threat. Technologies such as the IP-address-based Internet, sensory devices, and machine learning techniques further undermine anonymous encounters. In an age of near ubiquitous surveillance […]

ANON-Member Randi Heinrichs on „Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy. The Many Faces of Anonymous“ by G.Coleman

PhD-Candidate Randi Heinrichs, who is completing her dissertation as a research group member of the Anon-Project, published a review on Gabriella Coleman’s „Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower“. The book has stirred up quite some discussions on the nature of Anonymity, hacktivism and how to do reasearch on those topics. Randi concludes: By de-anonymizing the many faces of […]

What does it mean to be a hacker these days? Anon Resarchers contribute to LIMN Issue #8

This is one of the questions alongside which the current issue #8 of LIMN explores issues around online-„security“, cyber hacks and digital-leaks especially regarding their transformative potential. The self-described „scholarly magazine devoted to outlining contemporary problems“ features contributions also by members of the „Reconfiguring-Anonymity-Group“, namely Götz Bachmann and Paula Bialski. For readers interested in not-only-academic […]