Rest of World: The end of anonymity on Chinese social media. “On October 31, Weibo, as well as several other major Chinese social media platforms including WeChat, Douyin, Zhihu, Xiaohongshu, and Kuaishou, announced that they now required popular users’ legal names to be made visible to the public. Weibo stated in a public post that the new rule would first apply to all users with over 1 million followers, then to those with over 500,000.”
Australian Associated Press: Google ordered to hand over details of anonymous sender. “Google has been ordered to hand over the account information and IP address of a person who allegedly defamed a Victorian Labor candidate in an email. Nurul Khan was endorsed to run for the Labor Party in last year’s state election but an email littered with allegations against him was sent to ministers and news organisations on November 9.”
MakeUseOf: 5 Free Anonymous Web Browsers That Are Completely Private. “Using an untraceable web browser leads to a much safer online experience. Fortunately, it’s easy to start using a browser that prioritizes your privacy. Here are a few of the best private browsers that are (almost) completely anonymous.”
Reuters: Judging the judges: New database lets law clerks speak out. “Lawyers often regard being a judicial clerk as one of the best professional experiences of their lives. But for Aliza Shatzman, it was the worst. After what she describes as a disastrous stint clerking for a judge (who is no longer on the bench) in Washington, D.C., Superior Court, Shatzman, 31, is on a mission. A year ago, she founded the nonprofit Legal Accountability Project, pledging to build a national database of reviews by former clerks to candidly — and if they prefer, anonymously — judge their judges as bosses and mentors.”
Review Geek: Brave Invents a Convenient Alternative to Incognito Browsing. “The Brave Browser 1.53 update, which should arrive in the coming weeks, introduces a feature called ‘Off the Record’ or ‘OTR.’ The idea is pretty simple; websites can mark themselves as ‘sensitive,’ and when visited, users will have the option to view this site without leaving a paper trail.”
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: DHHS To Launch The IServe Nebraska Explore Benefits Tool
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: DHHS To Launch The IServe Nebraska Explore Benefits Tool. “The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will soon launch a new feature of the iServe Nebraska portal – Explore Benefits, an anonymous, mobile-friendly, pre-screening tool to help Nebraskans identify benefits for which they may qualify.” The tool will launch in both English and Spanish on January 27.