[kwlug-disc] Interested in a presentation about Privacy?

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Mon Apr 26 19:27:28 EDT 2010


Using government issued documentation to verify identity defeats the 
purpose of creating a "Web of Trust" that isn't dependent on a central 
authority figure.

I have keysigning procedures from an IETF BoF gathering from many years 
ago; I'll set the search bots in motion and post something later 
tonight.  The IETF procedure requires only recognizance by people who 
actually know each other, we don't need no steenkin' gov...  um, there 
is no reliance on a hierarchical certificate authority.  There is a good 
bit of preparation required tho, so polish up your keys in anticipation.

--Bob.


On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 17:14, Kyle Spaans <3lucid at gmail.com> wrote:
>> (As a side note, this might be a good chance to arrange a PGP
>> Key Signing party? I've had a key for a while now but haven't done
>> any of the "web of trust" stuff it yet -- I'll certainly talk about this
>> aspect of using the PGP system.)
>>      
> Are we going to verify identity before we sign keys? How?
> Government-issued ID? I think that would be a fun stipulation to
> piggy-back on a talk about privacy... :)
>
>    



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