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Re: [saag] Liking Linkability

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:41:28 -0400
Message-ID: <50802328.70205@openlinksw.com>
To: Ben Laurie <benl@google.com>
CC: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>, "Klaas Wierenga (kwiereng)" <kwiereng@cisco.com>, "public-identity@w3.org" <public-identity@w3.org>, "public-philoweb@w3.org" <public-philoweb@w3.org>, "saag@ietf.org" <saag@ietf.org>, "public-webid@w3.org" <public-webid@w3.org>, "public-privacy@w3.org" <public-privacy@w3.org>
On 10/18/12 11:34 AM, Ben Laurie wrote:
> On 9 October 2012 14:19, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:
>> Still in my conversations I have found that many people in security spaces
>> just don't seem to be  able to put the issues in context, and can get sidetracked
>> into not wanting any linkability at all. Not sure how to fix that.
> You persist in missing the point, which is why you can't fix it. The
> point is that we want unlinkability to be possible. Protocols that do
> not permit it or make it difficult are problematic. I have certainly
> never said that you should always be unlinked, that would be stupid
> (in fact, I once wrote a paper about how unpleasant it would be).
> As I once wrote, anonymity should be the substrate. Once you have
> that, you can the build on it to be linked when you choose to be, and
> not linked when you choose not to be. If it is not the substrate, then
> you do not have this choice.

Do you have example of what you describe? By that question I mean: 
implicit anonymity as a functional substrate of some realm that we 
experience today?



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