Anonymity and freedom of speech

Two sharp-eyed readers noticed the disappearance of an item and its comments from Telecare Aware yesterday and asked why. I can’t answer in detail but it is to protect the anonymity of certain commenters. I’m sure there is not a single reader who would not want Telecare Aware to be able to blow a little air into some of the dustier corners of the industry when it can. After all, there is no one else publishing in this arena who will. However, this cannot happen if readers doubt that their anonymity will be protected when appropriate and I am therefore having to choose to surrender some independence of speech and to place the higher value on the trust of readers than on publishing regardless of any legal consequences. Editor Steve.