Posts tagged 'web'

identity

Identity 12: User Names in URLs

We weigh in heavily on the idea of Bring Your Own IDentity. How does this relate to URLs that we see in so many protocols? And especially the HTTP and AMQP URLs?

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Privacy

Comparing the privacy of HTTP and LDAP

In several places of the InternetWide Architecture, we use LDAP as our data protocol — because it is the most refined standard protocol for digging around in data. What we haven't yet discussed is how its privacy compares to, say, HTTP.

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architecture

NGI 2: The poverty of HTTP

Give a technician a hammer, and soon she'll see nails everywhere. Why use other tools, if a hammer works so well? This is pretty much the position that HTTP is in, and this is far from well-deserved. A healthy Internet requires a plethora of protocols, all optimised for their particular purposes.

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articles

Automating Communication Privacy

Last week we posted an idea for automatic processing of legal agreements. Today, we want to show a case study, which is still far from complete and definately not final. What this demonstration captures is how we want other parties to communicate with us. Something like this could be used by companies to automatically decide whether they can sign you up for email marketing, and so on. Moreover, it provides handles for law enforcement.

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articles

Automating Legal Terms

Legal terms on the Internet are a nuisance. The term TL;DR ("Too Long, Didn't Read") is used to indicate how meaningless the wordy drivel has become, due to sheer length. Interestingly, contracts have a lot of similarity. We should be able to automate them, in fact.

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