Re: [Shutup] Proposed Charter for something

Ted Lemon <mellon@fugue.com> Mon, 07 December 2015 03:44 UTC

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Sunday, Dec 6, 2015 9:34 PM John Levine wrote:
> For example, how much new information is there in the date stamp in a
> Received header in the usual case that it's a few seconds after the
> timestamp in the Date: header?  On the other hand, most Received
> headers have a unique ID that's really handy to identify the message
> and the path it took (That's how you tell who's sending spam reports
> from AOL and Yahoo, even though they redact all the addresses.)

Bear in mind that the date header field isn't modified in transit, so it can in principle be in the encrypted blob, and not in the postcard headers.

> That would be a useful catalog, and we can think about models that
> look at the net personal information, and diagnostic and anti-abuse
> information provided by various combinations of features or the lack
> thereof.  That would be interesting on its own, and would give us a
> much better foundation from which to consider changes that could
> produce an actual overall privacy improvement.

Agreed, but I don't see why you think this is an RG and not a WG.


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