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Re: assertions about private information

From: Yuk Hui <huiyuk@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 16:53:55 +0100
Message-ID: <8d6d70840905260853t7f6b5166p56e741eb4ef6d5c7@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ronald P. Reck" <rreck@rrecktek.com>
Cc: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
It sounds to me, this defines information as something meaningful to "me"
only as it expresses something valid at the present. and This is not
something means by information, by "my present personal information". The
problem is the validity with related to presence, already excludes the past,
which is also important to privacy and identity.

Yuk Hui

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 4:35 PM, Ronald P. Reck <rreck@rrecktek.com> wrote:

> It is only through questions we reveal how little we actually know about
> something but here goes:
>
> If I am making an assertion about some attribute of myself, can I ever hope
> to stay in "control" of the information without an inherent "time to life"
> for the information assertion? I am wondering if "time to life" is a
> necessary primitive.
>
> For example, my name and gender are unlikely to change (ever), my address
> might change on occasion, and my preferences can change with the wind.
>
> Clearly, someone can change or alter that "time to life" but in effect they
> are telling lies about me. If information about me comes only from me, I can
> inherently be the source for information about me, AND I can make those
> assertions categorically (they are known absolutely) for the "time to life".
>
> Comments please.
>
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