[Python-Dev] Offtopic: paranoia

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Mon Sep 9 17:36:32 CEST 2013

On Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:11:21 +0200, Jesus Cea <jcea at jcea.es> wrote:
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> On 06/09/13 21:34, R. David Murray wrote:
> > Note that I said that single signon *itself* was overrated.  If you
> > use the same token to authenticate to multiple sites (and here the
> > 'token' is the email address) then your identities on those sites
> > are ipso facto associated with each other.  *If* that email address
> > is also never leaked (never displayed, even to other signed on
> > users, all communication with the site encrypted), then you only
> > have to worry if the sites exchange information about their
> > accounts, or if the government comes knocking on their doors....
> > 
> > Yes, I'm paranoid.  That doesn't mean they aren't listening.
> Being paranoid is good. Fix for this is actually trivial: Use
> different emails for different "personalities".

Yes, that's exactly my point.

> If you are doing things you really NEED to hide, virtual machines and
> TOR is the way to go.

Well, it would helpful if a lot more people started routing traffic
through TOR even when they didn't NEED to.  I plan to start doing so soon.


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