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You Own Your Blog Anonymously

When you open a demand deposit account at the local financial institution of your choice, you are subject to formalities. You have to provide proof of identity, using a legally recognised identification document, such as a drivers license or passport. And, you have to fill out a form, which is sent to the treasury agency of your national government. This provides your government access to your funds, hopefully under closely regulated circumstances.

When you open an account with Google, to allow you to own and operate a Blogger blog, you are subject to no such formalities. You provide simply the name of a current Google account, or you setup a new Google account. The only thing required here is that you provide a unique and valid account name. No verification of your personal identity is ever required.

Since no verification of your identity is involved, you can own and operate your Blogger blog, anonymously. You can say what you want, on your Blogger blog (within restrictions imposed by Blogger and Google Terms Of Service), without fear of being identified, or of having your blog seized by any economic, political, or religious authority.

If you want to increase your anonymity, you can have multiple blind protection, using a chain of email addresses as secondaries for each other. Since email addresses don't require government issued identification, you're even safer.

With anonymous ownership comes responsibility. You have to maintain access to your blog, without requiring additional assistance from Blogger.

If Blogger / Google is to reliably protect you, and protect your Blogger blog, against covert or overt impersonation or seizure of control, by a third party such as a jealous boyfriend / girlfriend or an offended government agency, they have to monolithically require that you prove ownership, when requesting assistance. If you can't prove ownership, by identifying yourself using either your account name / password, or the email address PLUS have access to the email address, you can't have access to your blog.

But in this case, there may be a way around the stalemate.

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