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[tdf-discuss] Re: AskLibO blitzes


Hi Marc


Marc Paré wrote

OpenID is a foundation and yes, it does provide traffic statistics to 
its members. In our case TDF/LibreOffice could become a member that 
dispenses OpenID login/passwords

The fact that it is a "Foundation" does not make it trustworthy per se ;)
Even so since the traffic generated by a TDF/LO OpenID is collected by the
foundation's servers, the data is available to all, right?


Marc Paré wrote

*OpenID is sponsored by many members, does collect demographic 
information and shares it with groups who carry the OpenID on their 
site[2 section: "Access rich user profiel data]. If TDF/LibreOffice were 
to become a member member as well as maintain its own OpenID, the 
LibreOffice could decide what kind of data is collected.

That is exactly the point :) Why should other companies which I don't have
any relation with know WHERE and WHEN I logged in?


Marc Paré wrote

It all depends on who you trust as well as the popularity of system. If 
the TDF/LibreOffice becomes and OpenID provider, then, OpenID user would 
then put their trust in the TDF/LibreOffice. With BrowserID, we put our 
trust into the Mozilla Group.


That would be better than putting my trust in Google (a company that
"accidentally" collects unencrypted wifi data...) but still the login data
is shared with the other consortium members...

I guess that if I stopped trusting Mozilla I would have to switch browser.
ALL of my online information is typed on a browser programmed by Mozilla.
Compared to that, only a small portion of the information is in the hands of
Google (and that is why I deliberately don't use Chrome)

Regardless of who is involved, it appears to me that the BrowserID model
preserves more your online privacy than the OpenID model...

Cheers,
Pedro

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