On 7/18/11 10:34 AM, Pete Rowley wrote:
> This is a rather elaborate scheme to solve a problem that need notMaybe it need not exist, but it does. Every web site we've seen that
> exist in the the first place.
does OpenID immediately asks for an email address. (We're not picking on
OpenID here, this would likely apply to any directed-identity system.)
So we're not causing any leakage. If anything, once the email address
exchange is mediated by the browser, then the browser can facilitate the
creation of aliases, which means we'll likely be facilitating pseudonymity.
> The description of your practice regarding revealing your emailBut... Lloyd exlained that we can very easily deliver aliased email
> address demonstrates why that information leakage is undesirable.
addresses. So how is that undesirable?
What's going on is that web sites *need* a way to recontact their users.
If you disagree with the premise that web sites want email addresses
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