UK police and anonymity on the internet

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Dr Eerke Boite and Dr Julio Hernandez-Castro of the University’s School of Computing and Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security Research have asked poignant questions following an announcement by the National Crime Agency (NCA). The NCA said it had made 660 arrests after an operation to identify people who had viewed indecent images of children online.

The cyber crime experts argue that this announcement raises important questions about how possible it is to be anonymous online, especially when some people have legitimate reasons for remaining anonymous, such as journalists, whistleblowers, and political activists under repressive regimes.

You can read their full comment in the original article published on The Conversation.