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Online Anonymity: Painful and Priceless – BusinessWeek

The storm over a bogus blogger has inspired calls to ban anonymous commentary and even inspired reliance on Facebook as an identity-enforcer. Democracy and freedom are worth some annoyance The old joke had it that when you’re online, “no one knows you’re a dog.” The idea of online anonymity has …

Saddam Hussein's Yacht Takes the Long Way Home

Saddam Hussein‘s 269-foot yacht, Basra Breeze, which has been on the lam since the 1980s, is back in Iraq. Now the country’s transportation minister, who enjoys using Saddam’s toilet and sleeping in his bed, wants to make it a museum. Speaking to NPR, Transportation Minister Amer Abdul Jabar Ismail said …