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Re: Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:20:51 -0400
Message-ID: <51F269A3.8000409@openlinksw.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
CC: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>, public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>, "public-fedsocweb@w3.org" <public-fedsocweb@w3.org>
On 7/26/13 5:17 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57595529-38/feds-tell-web-firms-to-turn-over-user-account-passwords/

In a centralized system, a Govt. can simply request (or covertly demand) 
keys, passwords, and salt used for hashing.

In a decentralized and distributed system they will have to ultimately 
follow due process for accessing private property such as:

1. private keys
2. passwords
3. anything else.

The problem is that myopic Web 2.0 patterns have created one hell of a 
privacy mess, for all the wrong reasons. This isn't what the World Wide 
Web was supposed to be delivering, far from it.

Anyway, the net effect of all of this will be that Web 2.0 patterns will 
now be seen for what they are i.e., utter rubbish that's completely 
clueless when dealing with privacy and security matters.



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