[ipv6hackers] Dynamic prefixes & privacy (was: IPv6 prefix changing)

S.P.Zeidler spz at serpens.de
Mon Mar 12 15:04:48 CET 2012

Thus wrote Alex List (alex.list.gm at googlemail.com):

> he/she cannot change. Tracking is possible anyway. The problem is to
> what extent one can influence that. In Germany there is (imho rather
> utopic) the "law"/concept of informational self-determination [1]. A

There is also a law that requires that Internet services be useable
anonymously and pseudonymously. Of course there is another law that
requires that authors of content identify themselves. This Is Fun when
running even just a comments section to a blog. Actual legal practise
differs a lot depending on in which state you are (and how clueless
regarding Internet the judge is).

> fixed ID in the Internet can bring back the memories of [2], a very
> sensitive topic, specially for older generations.

So instead of playing security theater that does nothing but make the
clueless feel better (without affording them a iota more anonymity),
politics could mandante anonymizing proxies at providers that also filter
out common de-anonymizers. But that might make the advertising industry
complain, and noone wants that, right?

spz at serpens.de (S.P.Zeidler)

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