Internet Freedom

Anonymity Enhancing Technologies (AET): Opportunities and Threats

ABSTRACT

Privacy of Web surfers nowadays is frequently compromised by eavesdroppers. The threat applies to surfers’ identities, the World Wide Web (hereafter: the Web) site being browsed, and their association. This article provides a comprehensive review of AET for the Web. First, the article examines the nature of threats to anonymity. Next, theoretical and practical solutions for protecting surfers’ anonymity are presented and their capabilities are extracted. The solutions are then analyzed and mapped with regards to their performance and the degree of anonymity they cater for. The analysis clearly demonstrates the inherent trade-off between performance and anonymity provided by AET.

American Perspectives on Cyber and Security: Coining the Linguistic Tradition

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Politicians can no longer escape commenting on cyber issues, which has made cyber discourse part of everyday politics. This article approaches political statements on 'cyber' and analyzes cyber discourse in the context of information operations. The empiricism of the article consists of language analysis, which covers both structural and semantic aspects of political cyber discourse. The results show that cyber is a synonym to threat: The U.S. has the identity of the vulnerable and technologically outdated, while the enemy is skilled and resourceful. This normalization of threat has become part of cyber discourse and legitimizes the exceptional security measures.

Journal of Information Warfare

The definitive publication for the best and latest research and analysis on information warfare, information operations, and cyber crime. Available in traditional hard copy or online.

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