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Would the internet be as fun if our name/location came up on the other end everytime we sent/ posted?

Asked by woodcutter (16327points) September 26th, 2010

Like back in the old days before caller I. D. prank phone calls was a way to bother people. Nowadays prank calls almost never happen because of caller I.D. Would people act differently if this was a feature that could not be defeated, on line? I’m not a techy and really never want to be was just wondering if this feature would even be welcomed.

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Haleth's avatar

If that were true, I bet people would get to work ASAP on getting around it. The first person to make and sell an ID blocker would be super rich.

Mamradpivo's avatar

That would ruin the internet.

downtide's avatar

Facebook already wants to make it do that. And instead of realising how bad it is they just think “Cool!” and sign up for yet another privacy-destroying feature.

woodcutter's avatar

@Mamradpivo How would the internet be ruined? I thought it was so big and everywhere, it is indestructible now. Really I don’t know much about how it works. There is probably some kind of technology that exists that the govt has to track down where someone is I’m sure.

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