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

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Mon Apr 26 19:45:42 EDT 2010


On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 07:27:28PM -0400, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> 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.

Or to put it another way, what part of a driver's license proves that
email address A belongs to person B?

Sometimes friends can know a person better than the government ever can.

- Chris




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