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    Question IPv6 - Privacy and anonymity invasion or not?

    In his thread *here*
    The AO member clarifies the necessity and use of IPv6 but are there more serious ramifications?

    Reading this article, here makes it seem like there exists other aspects of IPv6 implementation that need to be considered, especially for the democratic and relatively free west that allegedly promotes freedom of speech and media.

    Im no expert - Iv done some cursory research only - Is it really possible that the induction of IPv6 could mean dispelling with our privacy and web anonymity? How exactly would this come about? Is the West really entertaining this? It scares me!!

    Proactive, in his thread linked to above, makes fairly clear that there is a definite future necessity for change and expansion in this area - but does the implementation of IPv6 mean that specific individuals can definately be traced over the net or does IPv6 merely make it possible for more stringent governments to trace 'enemies of the state'?

    This is all rather worrisome to me - love to hear the thoughts and facts of the community on this one.
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    IPv6 does not identify an individual... It's not like you're going to be assigned an IPv6 IP address of your own like an SSN.

    It's just about as exploitable in terms of anonymity if the person using it who wants anonymity needs it to be.. Proxies will work, zombies will work etc. etc. etc....

    It had benefits... But it is still exploitable...
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    so why does it sound like the Chinese are touting it as an end to anonymous internet posting?
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    Because they control the the ISP's themselves.. Therefore they won't allow such "anomalies" as proxies etc... and if they do it wil be to trap their "victims"....
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    Originally posted here by Tiger Shark
    IPv6 does not identify an individual... It's not like you're going to be assigned an IPv6 IP address of your own like an SSN.

    It's just about as exploitable in terms of anonymity if the person using it who wants anonymity needs it to be.. Proxies will work, zombies will work etc. etc. etc....

    It had benefits... But it is still exploitable...
    this might sound a bit newbish, but what is a zombie?
    there's always a way in...

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