There are three phrases related all the time and they are privacy, security and anonymity that intermingles straight forward in the virtual internet world.
Here is my own examples:
- Privacy – the condition of being concealed or hidden
- Security – the state of being free from danger or injury
- Anonymity – the state of having no known name or identity or known source
Privacy: Checking emails in public with cell-phone. (Nobody else can see the details.)
Security: Emails are locked up by security system. (Needs to log in use password.)
Anonymity: Playing online game (without anyone knowing you.)
Privacy & Security: At private place, sign in to the chatting room and have conversations with friends. (At home securely log in.)
Privacy & Anonymity: At home playing online matching with someone who won’t notice that you are using a fake identity.
Security & Anonymity: you are in your house alone but being spyed by random people on the street who don’t know you.