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pseudonym

(so͞o`dənĭm) [Gr.,=false name], name assumed, particularly by writers, to conceal identity. A writer's pseudonym is also referred to as a nom de plume (pen name). Famous examples in literature are George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), O. Henry (William Sydney Porter), Stendhal (Marie Henri Beyle), and George Sand (Mme Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, baronne Dudevant). Perhaps because the genre is not considered a serious one, detective story writers often use pseudonyms, especially if they are noted in other fields; for example, the poet C. Day Lewis wrote mysteries under the name Nicholas Blake.

Bibliography

See S. Halkett and J. Laing, Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Literature (7 vol., rev. ed. 1926–34; repr. 1971).

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To achieve pseudonymity, a type of identity privacy, BSMs must use pseudonyms, or pseudolDs, each of which having a corresponding digital certificate.
Hansen, "A Terminology for talking about privacy by data minimization: Anonymity, Unlinkability, Undetectability, Unobservability, Pseudonymity, and Identity Management," 2010.
The book's finest moments are its subtle readings of the varied and lively case studies, which also enable Newell to question her own methodology, negotiating between historicizing, biographizing and respect for pseudonymity, while recognizing that race, class and gender matter.
(297) Relatedly, Reddit users are encouraged to protect their privacy with pseudonymity. "It is thought bad form on Reddit to reveal your real name," (298) and there is a strong norm against "doxxing"--revealing personal information about members without their consent.
Finally, the proposed enforcement regime--information reporting and backup withholding, including reporting by third-party settling organizations may not work that well with anonymity or pseudonymity, one of the major characteristics of many virtual currencies.
(2) This concern is perhaps given a renewed importance by the tendency of some recent critics to overlook the specific problems posed by pseudonymity. Megan Matchinske, for instance, decides to "assume female authorship" throughout her discussion of the texts "as both narrators [that is, Sowernam and Munda] 'regardless of gender, construct [themselves] as female and as such establish [themselves] in those terms'" (60).
(76) Here, counsel could have argued that AB's right to equality as a young person required granting her access to pseudonymity in order to permit her to pursue civil legal redress against her attacker, and that the application of the subjective proof of harm standard, which might otherwise be fairly applied to adults, had discriminatorily negative effects when applied to a child.
Fraudulent behavior which occurs in online auctions is not easy to detect mainly due to the use of various techniques by fraudsters to camouflage their behavior and due to the pseudonymity of users participating in the auction.
150 marked by pseudonymity, symbolic imagery, and the expectation of an imminent cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil and raises the righteous to life in a messianic kingdom b capitalized : revelation 32 a: something viewed as a prophetic revelation b: armageddon3: a great disaster <an environmental apocalypse> [Online Oxford Dictionary].
Heymann, The Birth of the Authornym: Authorship, Pseudonymity, and Trademark Law, 80 NOTRE DAME L.
This pseudonymity is in keeping with Adam Smyth's observations in his 'Profit and Delight': Printed Miscellanies in England, 1640-1682 that miscellanies 'resist authorcentric scholarship' and 'generally declare little interest in authorship: poems are titled with loose or noncommittal descriptions, they are almost always anonymous', and 'On those very rare occasions when ascriptions are offered, they are usually incorrect'.
See, e.g., ANDREAS PFITZMANN, MARIT HANSEN, & HANNES TSCHOFENIG, INTERNET ENGINEERING TASK FORCE, TERMINOLOGY FOR TALKING ABOUT PRIVACY BY DATA MINIMIZATION: ANONYMITY, UNLINKABILITY, UNDETECTABILITY, UNOBSERVABILITY, PSEUDONYMITY, AND IDENTITY MANAGEMENT (2010), http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-hansen-privacy-terminology00.html.