Web of Trust itself is the problem

RobertHoltzman holtzm at cox.net
Sun Jan 10 01:11:45 CET 2010

On Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 02:49:13PM +0100, Heinz Diehl wrote:
> On 09.01.2010, RobertHoltzman wrote:
> > > Personally I think a lot of people care about privacy, but are just not
> > > able and/or frightened to install something complex on their machines.
> > Then you get the contingent that sats "I have nothing to hide".
> What I've encountered is that lots of people answering that way do not
> actually mean what these words say, but use them as a way to avoid saying
> the truth: "I'm not able to install such software, I can not understand
> how this works at all, it seems way too complicated to me, 
> and I do not want you to know that I do not even understand the slightest 
> bit at all of what you're talking about" :-)
> http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=998565

That is a great paper. I am keeping it for the next time I run into one
of "them".

Bob Holtzman
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