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Re: 4.12.2.1: "paranoid user"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 19:26:37 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Barclay, Daniel" <daniel@fgm.com>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0807111924360.28237@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 11 Jul 2008, Barclay, Daniel wrote:
>
> Section 4.12.2.1 says:
> 
>    It allows the paranoid user to disable the notifications without losing the
>    underlying link functionality.
> 
> Shouldn't "paranoid user" be something like "privacy-conscious user"?

No, because a privacy-conscious user would realise that this doesn't 
actually do much for his privacy. It's a bit like turning off third-party 
cookies. It makes people feel good if they don't understand what's 
actually going on, but it has very little impact on actual user privacy.

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