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Re: Who to trust?

From: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:49:17 +0000
To: "Frode Kileng" <frodek@tele.no>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <em54ba4e3f-f908-4156-9412-33f49c661879@bodybag>

the concept of forced proxy is mostly I believe being discussed in the 
context of a corporate network.

if your ISP forces you to use a proxy, you may be able to choose another 
ISP that doesn't if you care enough.


------ Original Message ------
From: "Frode Kileng" <frodek@tele.no>
To: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Sent: 24/06/2014 9:40:56 a.m.
Subject: Who to trust?

>On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 4:31 AM, Nicolas Mailhot 
><nicolas.mailhot@laposte.net> wrote:
>>> >From a user point of view a clearly identified local operator they 
>>>easily reach physically and which operates on local laws will often 
>>>more trustable than a random difficult-to identify site on the other 
>>>of the world (that, as shown again and again, will decline any 
>>>under local laws when put to trial).
>IMHO, care should be taken when generalizing who to trust. I've seen 
>studies indicating large variations between regions and countries. 
>Regretfully, the studies are not publicly available. The data doesn't 
>clarify the reasons for variations but it's easy to come up with 
>explanations. So although citizens in Canada trusts their ISP more than 
>your-favorite-browsing-vendor, citizens of North-Korea may have a 
>different point of view.
>There's also large individual variations.
>A challenge with the "trusted proxy" is that if I don't trust my ISP 
>and this is an enforced policy, I'm out of options. If I don't trust a 
>specific browser-vendor, I have many options.
>Frode Kileng
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