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anonymity

 [an″o-nim´ĭ-te]
protection of the subjects in a research study so that their identity cannot be linked with their individual responses, even by the researcher; see also confidentiality.

a·no·n·ym·i·ty

(an'ŏ-nim'i-tē)
Protection of participants in a study or report so that even the researchers or authors cannot link specific respondents with the information provided.
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The anonymous author strongly believes that Szabo is behind bitcoin, but assumes he was joined by a technically-minded collaborator (or a number of them) to finally get his dream of a decentralised currency off the ground.
The anonymous author of the e-mail from 'save pathology' claims the service to patients had deteriorated.
Dana begins his review by noting that "From the unique effigies of the anonymous author of this volume which graces the frontispiece, we may infer that he belongs to the exemplary class of society somewhat irreverently styled 'loafers' .
However, in what seems to be a clear case of prejudice, the anonymous author of the relatively popular blog with 3,000 readers ( his online pseudonym is UltraBlue), said he wished such accidents took place every week.
lt;p>Our anonymous author, who we'll call Sysadmin, begins his story simply, without emotional complications and love interests.
For Perez-Romero, who rightly emphasizes the realism of Carajicomedia as a class-based attack on the elitism of Juan de Mena's earlier text Laberinto de Fortuna, it is precisely the erotic nature of the text which strengthens its subversive character: "Carajicomedia's anonymous author proposes moral laxity and the pleasure of sex and living" (86).
Before meeting up with the anonymous author of Bike Snob NYC--a hilariously sassy blog dedicated to the city's cycling foibles and faux pas--I stopped to note the bike lane traffic on Fourth Street and Sixth Avenue: one motorcycle, one guy pushing a Vespa, three people riding in the wrong direction, two mountain bikes (interesting because they are not cool) and one dude on a fixed gear flying down the side of the street opposite the lane.
Curiously, though, the anonymous author of this misspelled welcome continues: HOPFULLY ILL BE HERE WE CAN TALK.
The anonymous author styled himself a gentilhomme breton at a time when Bretons were widely taken for thieves.
The anonymous author says: "People have been telling me that there was a beach under 'The Gravelly Hill Interchange' for years, and I seem to remember reading a newspaper article about it.
In Becky Akers' article "That Significant, Sensational Signing," the so-called anonymous author of "The Price They Paid," a dramatic but fictional account of the turmoil and tragedy that the British visited upon the Founders after they signed the Declaration of Independence, is the well-known radio commentator, Paul Harvey.
In the editorial "The Trolley and its Numerous Failings," the anonymous author writes, "While the modern railroad has achieved almost perfection in its comforts and conveniences, the modern trolley distinctly fails in nearly everything in which it ought to be complete.