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Re: Browser ID, WebID & URLs

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 05:54:58 +0200
Cc: Tom Scavo <trscavo@gmail.com>, Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>, WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5C53C191-A633-4C1F-8273-30F0020FA630@bblfish.net>
To: dev-identity@lists.mozilla.org

On 18 Jul 2011, at 05:49, Henry Story wrote:

>> 
>> An e-mail address is not privacy preserving. It is a globally unique
>> identifier that is correlatable across relying parties. Thus your
>> conclusion does not hold. The identifier would have to be opaque and
>> per-RP for your argument to make sense.
> 
> A lot of people don't want to get into spam registries. The privacy
> advantage of http URLs is that you can send e-mails using them. So

Of course that should be: "you can not send e-mail using them"

> one could argue that http URLs are more privacy enhancing :-)

Henry

Social Web Architect
http://bblfish.net/
Received on Monday, 18 July 2011 03:55:38 UTC

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