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Comment Re:Superlatives are superlative! (Score 1) 104

Also, the guy at Jolla have a slightly better history on open tecnologies and alike - AFAIK, they tend to reuse a lot of technologies, instead of suffering from NotInventedHere sindrome. Interoperability looks pretty promising too.

I also think they may have taken some (potential) customers from Ubuntu Edge, since their goals overlap a bit, and Jolla opened up pre-ordering first.

Comment Re:And this is impressive why? (Score 1) 114

Well, as I said, with OpenID the providers knows exactly what sites you logged in to, while with Persona they just sign a certificate your browser gives them, vouching for your identity, without getting the site.

If you care about privacy, you can host your own OpenID provider, otherwise, just use one you trust. What's the issue there?

In terms of UI, Persona uses email addresses instead of URLs, which are easier for non-techies to grasp as an authentication identifier.

Why are they easier? People type URLs every day, what's so hard about them?

Comment Re:Firefox is the same (Score 1) 482

If the browser can read them, then they're readble.

I haven't done much research on IE in particular, but this works for any browser:
-Set up a DNS server. Spoof everything to localhost and proxy the real stuff.
-Set up a web server (with TLS with your own CA if you want).
-Install your custom CA
-Open the browser, have it autocomplete the password.
-Log traffic.

Comment US-only? (Score 1) 301

I've never seen this outside the US, and I don't think it's frequent for ISPs to block this elsewhere.
As for me, I'm in Argemtina, and I've had several ISPs in the last decade, and none of them block or forbade hosting server (including web servers, vnc servers, game servers, etc).

Anyone else from another country care to add their experiences? For what I can see, this is pretty much US-only (as is capping GB-per-month, which only seems to have taken of in canada as well).

Comment Re:And this is impressive why? (Score 1) 114

I like the idea of spreading the knowledge around so that no one source knows everything. This essentially puts a middle-man in the Auth process, but that man knows very little.

Why spread that knowledge? OpenID doesn't require you to make any information available to any third party - unless you pick a third party provider, but still, you've a large amount of options from where to pick.

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