I Killed Johnathan Meyer
April 24, 2003 8:47 PM Subscribe
I Killed Johnathan Meyer (note: link won't work if you don't have Freenet)
I killed Jonathan Meyer (ed. note: the link won't work if you don't run Freenet) of #115 1142 Mesa Alta Ave, Dallas Texas. His driver's license says that he's 5'8", 164 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes with a restriction for corrective lenses. He has a AAA card, 3 credit cards, a Blockbuster membership, and I'd relay his SSN but I respect his privacy, even post mortum. The report in the Dallas Observer said that the victum was stabbed 15 times. He was actually stabbed 17 times: 4 times in the stomach, 2 times in the neck, 5 times in the back below the rib cage, 2 times in the back in the rib cage, 1 time in the left leg, and 3 times in the pelvic region.So begins a brand new webpage just recently added to Freenet. Before you become too terribly alarmed, if you open up the HTML for the page and look at it you'll notice that the comments explain that it is not true but that it is there to make a point. The point in this case is not that people will likely go absolutely nuts anytime something like this happens (esp. if it involves the murder of a child) but that the we really have no way of knowing whether or not any system in our lives is really anonymous anymore. Can I go somewhere and say things that are actually illegal in some places (speech in my country is generally free but there are definite limits even here) without feeling like I have to look over my shoulder. While this page, which is just there to make a point, won't find that out a page which threatens the president would. After all, the Secret Service is required to investigate any threats to the president and they have often done so even when the threats were clearly made in jest. Explicit threats of harm would have to be taken seriously and investigated. If no one was arrested I guess you'd know you finally had real anonymity somewhere and for some reason, the thought that I really could say anything I liked somewhere, even if I never intended to use the ability, is comforting. So I guess the question is, does anybody feel brave enough to risk imprisonment to find out how much anonymity we can really have? Normally I wouldn't link to my own website but not very many people run Freenet yet so you might want to read the full hidden comments by the author of the original page there.
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