[rdfweb-dev] FOAF & Privacy

Reto Bachmann-Gmuer reto at gmuer.ch
Mon May 10 09:34:13 UTC 2004


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Jim Ley wrote:
| "Julian Bond" <julian_bond at voidstar.com>
|>But I am very interested in something built on top of existing
|>communications methods like email/im that let me have an exploratory
|>conversation with someone without revealing my true name. I've been
|>creeping up on this in the past with suggestions for a FOAF element that
|>said "Use this comms method to get in touch with me if you don't know
|>me".
|
|
| Yep, that is all we really need, I'm guessing a URL to a service with
a text
| description - so a user can be told how to do it, that needs virtually no
| work to be implemented today.
I don't see the advantage over having alternative non-hashed
email-address for that purpose, allowing anonymous communication without
trust-relationis is what makes spam. Couldn't we have a protocol to ask
friends to forward a message by way of their friends to a final
destination, optionally anonymizing the message but providing a
response-path?

cheers,
reto
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