topr8 - 7:18 pm on Mar 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
well, i can see the reservations but i still think it should be applied everywhere.
if you are selling online you shouldn't be anonymous - for all kinds of obvious reasons
if you publish information you should still not be anonymous, there is a big difference between a free press and an unaccountable press, yes publish what you want but you must be accountable for what you say. you must also abide by the laws in the country where you publish - you can't be worried about other countries, if they want to filter/censor data from outside their country then let them, why shouldn't they.
furthermore there are whole issues around malware websites and the like, the owners should be prosecuted.
o any jerk from any place in the world could send you junk mail, call you on Sunday, spam you with emails and one day maybe even ring your door bell.
well, there are plenty of ways of avoiding this, to name one the domain could be registered in the name of a limited company and the registered office would be the contact details.
On the other hand, if you run the honest commercial site it should be your business decision what you want to do about your contact information to build your customerís trust
i'm pretty sure visa and mastercard require a physical address to be published on any ecommerce website
You do realize how this all started .. with a severe hacking incident. So I would not be turning them into saints or anything.
yes, i don't consider the chinese saints, especially in business - however i think (and i don't know it to be true, but i imagine a lot of people share this view) that there is industrial espionage and all sorts of shinanegins going on all over the world and the Brits, North Americans, Europeans and Chinese are all at it.