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Re: 4.12.2.1: "paranoid user"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:48:07 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Barclay, Daniel" <daniel@fgm.com>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0807142147090.12994@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 14 Jul 2008, Barclay, Daniel wrote:
> >>
> >> "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.
> 
> No?  You seem to be referred to _sufficiently_informed_ 
> privary-conscious users. For others who care but aren't sufficiently 
> informed, is it really appropriate for the specification to call them 
> paranoid?

It seems better to call them paranoid than ignorant.


> > 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.
> 
> Could you provide a pointer?

A pointer to what?

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