Thursday, August 04, 2005

Why We All Need Pornography

Gimme prOn!

Well, not really. This article from New Scientist ($ subscription req.), which may be read at EurekAlert also, examines the process where the distribution of pornography drives technology to protect privacy.

Interesting read.

Is the ability to mask your physical location and IP address a good thing? You maintain privacy, may be able to avoid spammers, and leave no trail.

On the other hand, how will this affect law enforcement or terrorism issues?

Regardless of your position on those questions, the desire to maintain anonyminity while surfing is a driving factor in these delevopments.

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