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Re: Amnesty International's "Mutant Font"

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joe@cdt.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2015 06:12:42 -0400
Message-ID: <CABtrr-UQ_deNkJLSw=31=jcG-aKT_Cw2xrsQcWkVCyzdN759HQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Nicholas Doty <npdoty@ischool.berkeley.edu>
Cc: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
Fascinating, Nick! I wonder what the best way to point these things
out to Amnesty International? I have connections to them if we wanted
to express concerns about accessibility and insecure web elements.

On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 7:08 PM, Nicholas Doty
<npdoty@ischool.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> I would be curious to know whether there's an interest in using captchas or some other evidence of interactive human participation to limit access to resources online: for example, people who want to post content without its being indexed (and aren't satisfied with compliance with robots.txt).

This is the part I don't get... I hate to sound like a broken record
but I guess I just don't get what threat model they have in mind. Are
many people in the world legitimately concerned with things they write
publicly on the web being read by machines, spiders, bots? It doesn't
seem like this is at all effective towards that goal...

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