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Re: WebID questions -- was: [dane] Call for Adoption: "Using Secure DNS to Associate Certificates with Domain Names For S/MIME"

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:42:53 -0400
Message-ID: <506457DD.1000508@openlinksw.com>
To: Ben Laurie <benl@google.com>
CC: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>, public-webid@w3.org
On 9/27/12 8:45 AM, Ben Laurie wrote:
> I've talked about many issues with WebID, why do you think privacy is
> my sole concern?
> My point was this: if your response to a desire for privacy _amongst
> many other things_ is "then don't use WebID" that seems like a
> deficiency in WebID to me, and one that makes it a lot less
> interesting to me.

Do we agree that privacy is about self-calibration of one's 
vulnerability, in any realm?

A WebID is an Internet- and Web-scale verifiable Personal Identifier 
that takes the form of a de-referencable URI.

Once you have verifiable identity in place you can calibrate 
vulnerabilities associated with resources (data) you expose to the Web 
and/or Internet.

I encourage you to tell the folks at Google to take WebID very 
seriously. That's my first and last hint to Google re. this matter :-)



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