Strong opinions, weakly held

Taking a stab at verifiable anonymity

The New Yorker is the first publication to create an anonymous drop box for sources based on Strongbox, an anonymized document sharing tool by Kevin Poulsen and Aaron Swartz. What the architecture really shows is how difficult it is to achieve anonymity and security on the Internet, given the amount of data exhaust created by just about any action online. If nothing else, this underscores what an amazing technical achievement Bitcoin is.


  1. Interesting Bitcoin piece. I hadn’t seen that.

  2. I was surprised at it, too. I think Bitcoins are fascinating, but if their major selling point isn’t as solid as implied they get a lot less useful.

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