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Re: U2F Demo

From: David Nicol <davidnicol@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 13:19:11 -0500
Message-ID: <CAFwScO_pL8DGTXqxrfG68rc-Phmhcg+_oBjM4E3z=0t-=_miyw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Herbert Snorrason <odin@anarchism.is>
Cc: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 5:32 AM, Herbert Snorrason <odin@anarchism.is>
wrote:

>
> > There's IMO *no point whatsoever* "reinventing" OpenID or try
> > competing with OpenID.
> Then we disagree on a pretty fundamental level. OpenID is not
> acceptable, nor is any protocol which grants the identity provider the
> same level of surveillance capability over its users. A combination of
> an identity scheme that allows identity providers to monitor everything
> and an oligopoly in identities effectively controlled by US-based
> corporations (which is the status quo) is especially worrisome to me.
> What happens when the U.S. government goes on one of its quasi-regular


I read that as "Herbert Snorrason considers an end-user-managed asymmetric
cryptography option for identity authentication a non-negotiable acceptance
criterion."
Received on Wednesday, 4 June 2014 18:19:41 UTC

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