Privacy, Anonymity, and Perceived Risk in Open Collaboration: A Study of Tor Users and Wikipedians

  title={Privacy, Anonymity, and Perceived Risk in Open Collaboration: A Study of Tor Users and Wikipedians},
  author={Andrea Forte and Nazanin Andalibi and Rachel Greenstadt},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing},
This qualitative study examines privacy practices and concerns among contributors to open collaboration projects. We collected interview data from people who use the anonymity network Tor who also contribute to online projects and from Wikipedia editors who are concerned about their privacy to better understand how privacy concerns impact participation in open collaboration projects. We found that risks perceived by contributors to open collaboration projects include threats of surveillance… 

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