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Chapter 53 –  Anonymity and Identity in Cyberspace
     M. E. Kabay, PhD, CISSP

Chapter Contents:

   53.1    Introduction
   53.2    Definitions
   53.2.1    Cyberspace
   53.2.2    The Real World
   53.2.3    Identity in the Real World
   53.2.3    Anonymity and Pseudonymity in the Real World
   53.3    Social Psychology of Anonymity
   53.3.1    Deindividuation Theory    Deindividuation and Technology    Anonymity and Aggression    Anonymity and Dishonesty    Deindividuation and Self-Awareness    Anonymity and Prosocial Behavior
   53.3.2    Identity in Cyberspace    Theory of "Nymity."    Types of Anonymity and Pseudonymity    Why Anonymity and Pseudonymity Are Commonplace in Cyberspace
   53.4    Balancing Rights and Duties    Defeating Dataveillance
   53.4.2    Disadvantages of Anonymity and Pseudonymity
   53.5    Systems Analysis of Anonymity
   53.6    Implications and Discussion
   53.6.1    Individuals, Families, and Schools
   53.6.2    Ethical Principles    Rights and Duties (Deontology)    Consequentialism (Teleology)    Kant's Categorical Imperative
   53.6.3    Corporations and Other Organizations
   53.6.4    Internet Service Providers
   53.6.5    A Free Market Model for Identity in Cyberspace
   53.6.6    Governments
   53.7    Conclusion
   53.8    Summary
   53.9    Notes

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