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Re: Rethinking KeyStorage

From: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 16:02:13 +0000
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
CC: public-webcrypto <public-webcrypto@w3.org>, "public-privacy@w3.org list" <public-privacy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <18DBD44D-BA4F-45B0-B767-7E85A075CE3F@netflix.com>

On Nov 8, 2012, at 2:27 AM, Karl Dubost wrote:

> Mark,
> Le 7 nov. 2012 à 21:05, Mark Watson a écrit :
>> A web in which ad targeting was impossible would be a pale reflection of what we have today:
> We do not know and can not know this. We do not have a time machine to be able to restart this experiment and try a different model. 
>> some people actually click on those ads and thereby pay the salaries of many people developing new and innovative applications.
> This is the model today as developed today. It doesn't mean it will be. It doesn't mean there were no other models.
> so… no :)

Ok, let me restate my point slightly: if you made ad targeting on the web impossible tomorrow, it would have dramatically negative economic consequences for the web and most of our jobs.

If you could ensure that any user can easily make it impossible for ads to be targeted at them, then you've done a great service to users and greatly enhanced their control over their privacy.

I feel that in striving for the second goal, we sometimes lean towards wishing for the first one. We should be careful with that.


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> Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
> Developer Relations, Opera Software
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