Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Anonymity in a horror flick

I saw a TV ad today for Untraceable. The gimmick involves an "untraceable" web site run by a serial killer. It might be interesting to see Hollywood's take on web anonymity, beyond the obvious "bad guys can use it" message. From the blurbs, the film seems more interested in exploring what might draw people to such a site, but the obvious geek question is whether they pick up on a larger audience providing (potentially) better cover for the killer by what I've called the "I'm Spartacus" effect.

Hollywood's record for getting technical details right is, shall we say, a bit uneven. Knowing my schedule, I'll most likely catch it on demand in a few months, if at all.

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