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Re: [ietf-smtp] [Shutup] Proposed Charter for the "SMTP Headers Unhealthy To User Privacy" WG (fwd)

2015-12-01 13:22:09
On Tue, Dec 01, 2015 at 07:04:14PM +0000, Ted Lemon wrote:
Frequently they are very bright, but simply didn't
imagine that they would be screwed over by the infrastructure they are
using in such a blatant and unpleasant way. [...]

The reason that people get screwed over in this way is because we, who
understand about privacy and understand how to deliver it, did not make
it a priority.

Are we talking about the same people who:

        - sign up for so-called "social networks"?
        - post all kinds of details about themselves on same?
        - use mail clients that are web-enabled?
        - use smartphones and install a plethora of
                apps whose privacy policies boil down
                to "we collect everything and do whatever
                we want with it"?
        - &etc.?

The aggregate intelligence that I can acquire on people by examining their
email headers going back 20 years is vastly less than the aggregate
intelligence collected by any of the above.  And by "vastly" I mean
"orders of magnitude".


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