January 21, 2014
The New York artist Curtis Wallen decided to find out how far he could delve into the darkest side of the web without revealing his true identity.
His idea, relates the blog «Experiensense», was to become a modern Dr. Frankenstein and give life to a new physical person, false, but with his own legal identity. To carry out his project, Wallen bought a second-hand PC, completely cleaned the hard drive and installed the Ubuntu operating system to browse using only the Tor network.
The second step was to create what would be his digital alter ego. To do this, he took several photographs of the faces of his companions, his girlfriend and himself and, using Photoshop, he created the image of a new person, whom he christened Aaron G. Brown.
Wallen’s goal was to demonstrate that it is possible to surf the web by avoiding the multiple controls with which private companies and public bodies control the movements of Internet users, which he achieved after obtaining a driver’s license from the State of Ohio and a driver’s license. boats.
via The man who created a false and legal identity thanks to the internet – ABC.es.
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