Re: [saag] Liking Linkability

Ben Laurie <benl@google.com> Tue, 23 October 2012 10:50 UTC

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Subject: Re: [saag] Liking Linkability
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On 23 October 2012 10:56, Nathan <nathan@webr3.org> wrote:
> Ben Laurie wrote:
>>
>> b) Linkability it not, as you say, inherently bad. The problem occurs
>> when you have (effectively) no choice about linkability.
>
>
> .. and when people convey or infer that there is no choice about
> linkability, when there really is scope to be as unlinkable as one likes
> within WebID.

I have never disputed that - my point is that if I am as unlinkable as
I like I then have a fairly horrific problem managing a large number
of certificates and remembering which one I used where.