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I wrote this ⬆️ a few years ago. As the fallout from the #XZ hack reverberates, expect to see people calling for a "real name" policy for contributors to critical infrastructure. But, as I explain, there are several practical problems with that. That's before we get to the ethical and privacy issues. Oh, and making it *easier* for attackers to target named individuals.

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