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Anonymous Blogging Wiki!

The Blog Safer Wiki was announced by the Spirit of America’s Anonymous Blogging project. There’s a lot of technology know how, and a lot of cultural issues that go into this, and Curt is doing a great job at bringing the technical knowledge to those who need it, and helping them help each other:

Spirit of America’s BlogSafer wiki hosts a series of targeted guides to anonymous blogging, each of which outline steps a blogger in a repressive regime can take, and tools to use, to avoid identification and arrest. These range from common sense actions such as not providing identifying details on a blog to the technical, such as the use of proxy servers.

“A repressive regime trying to still free speech first goes after and shuts down independent print and broadcast media,” said Curt Hopkins, project director of Spirit of America’s Anonymous Blogging Campaign. “Once that is done, it turns its attentions to online news sites. As these outlets disappear, dissent migrates to blogs, which are increasing geometrically in number and are simple to set up and operate.”