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Re: Proposal to help fight deceptive software

From: Serge M. Egelman <egelman@cs.cmu.edu>
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 11:35:16 -0700
Message-ID: <45006664.6090105@cs.cmu.edu>
To: Eric Frost <eric.frost@mp2kmag.com>
CC: www-p3p-policy@w3.org

This is also worth checking out:
http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=953460.953510&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&CFID=863984&CFTOKEN=52496751

This is the study where they found that most users don't understand what 
web seals mean.

serge

Eric Frost wrote:
> I see a lot of sites with BBBonline and similar buttons and I always 
> think the buttons are worthless, in fact if some web site is displaying 
> it I probably subconciously think they might be a scam just because it 
> reminds me to be careful on the web.
>  
> Eric
>  
> http://www.ericfrost.com
> http://www.new-eastside.com
>  
> 
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     *From:* struan.robertson@out-law.com
>     <mailto:struan.robertson@out-law.com>
>     *To:* Brian Erdelyi <mailto:brian@clearware.org>
>     *Cc:* www-p3p-policy@w3.org <mailto:www-p3p-policy@w3.org>
>     *Sent:* Thursday, September 07, 2006 10:17 AM
>     *Subject:* RE: Proposal to help fight deceptive software
> 
>     Personally I think a lot of websites have tired of labels because
>     there are so many around and so few that influence visitors. P3P is
>     something we've never implemented on OUT-LAW but it's still in my
>     mind to do so - I've just never made the time for it. While I like
>     your idea, I expect you'll have a struggle winning support. Clearly
>     your idea and P3P are not just labels - but that may be how they're
>     perceived by some.
>      
>     Struan
>      
> 
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>     Editor, OUT-LAW.COM & AboutCookies.org
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