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Re: Browser ID

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 14:15:59 -0700
Message-ID: <4E21FF8F.4020504@adida.net>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
On 7/16/11 9:13 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> But everyone has a public profile courtesy of Twitter, Facebook, Google,
> Microsoft etc.. All of that before we get to FOAF.

That's not true, and it's certainly not something I want to encourage 
becoming more true.

> Privacy is about self calibration of one's vulnerabilities.

Including being able to log into a web site without ever having a public 
profile.

I have a feeling we're going around in circles.

So let me suggest something else: why not base WebID on BrowserID? You 
can WebFinger the email address, find the profile, and bootstrap 
anything else you want on top of that profile.

Since it's clear that everyone has an email address, but not everyone 
has a public profile, that direction makes more sense, I think.

-Ben
Received on Saturday, 16 July 2011 21:16:35 UTC

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