1993-03-03 - more ideas on anonymity

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From: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-03-03 17:01:49 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 3 Mar 93 09:01:49 PST

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From: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 93 09:01:49 PST
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: more ideas on anonymity
In-Reply-To: <9303021951.AA26424@memexis.xanadu.com>
Message-ID: <9303031658.AA14314@soda.berkeley.edu>
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>For some things, anonymity is sufficiently valuable that its use
>doesn't discredit the source: crime tip-offs, inside corruption
>revealing, etc.  In many of those cases, however, the source would
>need to establish their validity, 

"Externally verifiable" is the key phrase here.  An anonymous
allegation that Bush and Barb do unspeakable things their bedroom is
much harder to verify than the location of Jimmy Hoffa's bones.

The weekly posting for alt.whistleblower will contain an exhortation
to include such information as can be verified without requiring the
accused party to admit to something.