from the technology-makes-strange-bedfellows dept.
BryanBruns writes "Publius enables anonymous publishing over the internet, with strong protection built in for privacy. An article in the Washington Post describes the system, developed by AT&T researchers, which will have a public test from July 28-September 28.
It seems like a good example of pro-actively developing tools to protect key values, which will be important, for example, in trying to make nanotech accessible and safe.
Anonymity raises some of the usual censorship issues like dangerous information, defamation, etc., versus the benefits of enabling free speech, especially to those whose governments would stop them from speaking out. "