Practical Advice on Brokered Anonymity by nyq12247

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									Practical Advice on
Brokered Anonymity
       Jon Callas
     Quick Definition
• Anonymity managed through a “broker.”
• The broker knows some of the real
  identity
 • Example: “Swiss Bank Accounts”
  • (Quotes mean as we understand in
      popular imagination)
• Broker has own policies on protection
Actual Implementation

• Subordinate credit cards under another
  name
• Equivalent of “minor” cards
• Tied in credit reports back to main name
         Obvious
      disadvantages
• Can be tracked back to main name
• Credit reporting considers it an alias
 • No additional id with that name
   • Limited scope of use
Obvious Advantages

• Cheap, easy to get
• Easy to use in Internet purchases,
  restaurants
• Most requests for ID don’t block
  transaction

								
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