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Re: [WebCrypto.Next] Linking web identities with real-world identities

From: Colin Gallagher <colingallagher.rpcv@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:50:06 -0800
Message-ID: <CABghAMjcVD+LvZOziCVUFK3F2QLV4nOrx=++mcOJXs_Fn=Hw1g@mail.gmail.com>
To: "dsr@w3.org Raggett" <dsr@w3.org>
Cc: public-web-security@w3.org
I personally oppose and stand against all KYC / AML laws (existing and
proposed), and I  encourage use of software that frustrates their
implementation, e.g. bitcoin core [though bitcoin is not anonymous!], bcn,
as currency examples, and identity systems such as IDMAS (
github.com/cjbauer/IDMAS).  So far as "linking web identities with real
world identities," I disagree with the notion that people should be
deanonymized for a state's (or corporation-state's) purpose, but if a
system is vulnerable, its users will be deanonymized (look up BitIodine for
applications and examples).

Web Payments specific: I have no comments on Web Payments until that group
drops its requirement that I must agree to a CLA in order to participate in
conference calls or email collaboration.  While Dave Raggett's post
included a link to Web Payments content, my reply here should not be
considered a formal contribution back to that Web Payments group, but
rather a reflection here in public-web-sec. Please also note that I am
recovering from a back operation done just yesterday afternoon, and am
grumpy as hell. This is sent from my mobile. - C
On Feb 13, 2015 10:24 AM, "Dave Raggett" <dsr@w3.org> wrote:

> The payments world has use cases for secure access to bank accounts from
> your browser and for installing and activating payment instruments as part
> of your digital wallet.  Both of these require some way to bind web
> identities to real-world identities.  An argument for an intent based
> approach is given in the following blog post for the Web Payments IG, see:
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> http://www.w3.org/blog/wpig/2015/02/13/linking-web-identities-with-real-world-identities/
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> Please note that this is my personal viewpoint and should not be taken as
> that of the Payments IG, nor of W3C.
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> —
>    Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
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