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Re: privacy definitions -- was: WebID questions

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:17:27 +0800
Cc: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, Ben Laurie <benl@google.com>, public-privacy list <public-privacy@w3.org>, public-webid@w3.org
Message-id: <69083D28-E2F5-4C29-A817-E1B446DD643F@apple.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>

On Oct 16, 2012, at 20:40 , Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:

> But that is not yet transparency I am looking for. Because you could go to a site and click mistakenly on "accept cookies forever", and you could easily forget about it later. What is
> needed I was arguing is the ability to be able to see in your URL bar that you are using cookies
> and be able to switch it off easily. Then you would be made aware constantly of your identity at 
> a site. 

The problem is that many, if not most, sites use cookies, and a warning that is almost always on gets ignored.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 06:18:58 UTC

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