User Agent

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Full Title or Meme

An Entity that is operating at the consent and authority of the user.

Context

When discussing the use of the internet by a user, what is really meant is the presence of the user's agent on an internet connection.

Problems

  • Nearly any application running on a user's device is allowed to access the internet and claim that it represents the user. There is no built-in mechanism to test this assertion by an internet connected service. The internet was designed to connect computer systems, and that is all it can be relied upon to do.
  • Any Web Site that wishes to create a Persistent Identifier for a User will need to take responsibility for any necessary Assurance that the program running on the user's device really does reflect the will of the user.

Solutions

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