Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

June 11, 2012 8:35 pm
Websites to be forced to identify trolls under new measures

infoneer-pulse:

Websites will soon to be forced to identify people who have posted defamatory messages online.

New government proposals say victims have a right to know who is behind malicious messages without the need for costly legal battles.

The powers will be balanced by measures to prevent false claims in order to get material removed.

» via BBC

Before you get too worked up this is only in Britain.  It presents an interesting question though, have we seen too much abuse, or is the principle of anonymity still a vital aspect of the internet?