Google Analytics A Potential Threat to Anonymous Bloggers

Interesting post from Andy Baio about tracking down an anonymous blogger via Google Analytics, and the trickiness of remaining anonymous in general.

In about 30 minutes of searching, using only Google and eWhois, I was able to discover the identities of seven of the anonymous or pseudonymous bloggers, and in two cases, their employers. One blog about Anonymous’ hacking operations could easily be tracked to the founder’s consulting firm, while another tracking Mexican cartels was tied to a second domain with the name and address of a San Diego man.