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Re: PayPal exec aims to "obliterate passwords from the face of the planet"

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 09:15:17 -0400
Message-ID: <518CF2E5.10707@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webid@w3.org
On 5/10/13 7:25 AM, Jürgen Jakobitsch SWC wrote:
> hi,
> look here [1] to see where A LOT of european vegetables come from.
> these white things around almeria are all glasshouses.
> the consequences and vulnerabilities are manifold...
> i personally consider centralization out of date..

Yes, compound != composite. Sometimes, we assume we are dealing with a 
composite (where individuality is part of the essence) when infact it's 
just another compound.

For verifiable identity to work, in a loosely coupled fashion, the 
network has to be composite in nature. What makes the whole WebID 
approach cool is that it enables us work with a composite, ground in 
logic, courtesy of RDF based Linked Data.

Centralization (the compound) is utterly out dated in this realm. It 
cannot be the kernel, it's okay having the option to loosely couple with 
centralized systems, but that's as far as it can go, logically.

The beauty of URIs is that they keep the composite alive. Of course, we 
starting making a compound the moment we start getting specific about 
URI schemes :-)

> wkr j
> [1] http://goo.gl/maps/w2Bbt
> On Fri, 2013-05-10 at 13:05 +0200, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>> On 10 May 2013 12:59, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
>>          On 5/10/13 3:26 AM, ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ wrote:
>>                  http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/05/paypal-exec-aims-to-obliterate-passwords-from-the-face-of-the-planet/
>>                  in the last part i find something related to
>>                  delegation:
>>                  "It begs the question, do you really want your
>>                  refrigerator to know your PayPal password?" Barrett
>>                  said. "Unless we can solve that problem, life is not
>>                  going to be good."
>>          Yes, but it will never happen via yet another alliance that
>>          still doesn't accept the fact that centralization in any form
>>          is broken re., security and privacy pursuits.
>> Centralization itself isnt broken.  But when centralization becomes a
>> monopoly, then it limits end user choice.  Case in point, it's $25,000
>> to be in the FIDO working group, and $50,000 for voting rights.
>> This will eliminate much of the grass roots and tends to lead to
>> syndicates and cartels.
>> Centralization and decentralization working together gives maximum
>> user choice.



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