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RE: Unverifiable Transactions / Cookie draft

From: M. Hedlund <hedlund@best.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 1997 14:18:44 -0800 (PST)
To: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Cc: "'dmerriman@doubleclick.net'" <dmerriman@doubleclick.net>, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.95.970314141550.25870I-100000@shellx.best.com>

On Fri, 14 Mar 1997, Yaron Goland wrote:
> Rather my point is that I do not believe that you have helped protect
> user privacy [...]

Okay, well we disagree on this.  Besides, if you are right and there is no
privacy protection, then why make any changes?  Doubleclick can simply use
something other than cookies!  If we afford no privacy protection in this
draft, then we do no harm to Doubleclick (and any other similar
businesses).

> [...]  but I do believe that you have hurt a lot of smaller web
> sites who are trying to make a living on the web and thus contributed to
> the reduction of diversity on the web. I believe that the outcome is
> undesirable.

I suspect that the number of businesses who have based their whole revenue
model on cookie sharing is extremely low, and that no such outcome will
occur.

M. hedlund <hedlund@best.com>
Received on Friday, 14 March 1997 14:26:49 EST

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