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Re: privacy definitions -- was: WebID questions

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 07:49:23 -0400
Message-ID: <507E9B43.8050908@openlinksw.com>
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org
On 10/17/12 2:17 AM, David Singer wrote:
> 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.

Yes, and that's a function of the current UI/UX patterns. The very 
patterns that Henry is trying to bring to the attention of browser 
developers. Fixing existing broken UI/UX patterns are the key to 
bringing the "identity" issue into clearer context for browser users.

To conclude, this is a problem that can be solved by browser vendors 
stepping to the plate and delivering functionality desperately sought 
(knowingly or unknowingly) by browser users. There are no browser users 
that seek to knowingly compromise their rights to online privacy.



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