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Re: [DotGNU]A new battle front

From: Bill Lance
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]A new battle front
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 08:25:20 -0700 (PDT)

Passport uses cookies on your machine during it's
authintication proceedure.

True, some site require cookies to operate, but those
have typically been their own cookies, not third party
cookies.  This means two things.  

One) you do not have the option of verifying your
signin without Passport.

Two) You do not have the option off refusing cookies
from addresses other that a target domain.  This is a
basic cookie management option.

This whole thing also means that talk from MS about
opting out is totally meaningless.

--- Roland Ljungh <address@hidden> wrote:
> Sorry, but I don't get it. What has cookies got to
> do with passport? there's 
> always been sites that require cookies...
> /Rolle
> >From: Bill Lance <address@hidden>
> >To: address@hidden
> >Subject: [DotGNU]A new battle front
> >Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 07:46:21 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> >Well, boys and girls,
> >
> >A new issue in the passport wars has arisen,
> >commercial sites that REQUIRE the use of passort.
> >Optional use is no longer an option.
> >
> >Try visiting with cookies turned
> >off.
> >
> >Perhaps a list of such site should be built and
> >maintained as a PR tool.  It could be linked to
> fron
> >talkbacks in articles in the public press (ZNET,
> >etc.).
> >
> >Then these companies can be exposed to PR heat when
> >Passport security and privacy concerns are
> discussed
> >in news reports.
> >
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