Difference between revisions of "User Agent"

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==Problems==
 
==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 build-in mechanism to test this assertion by an internet connected service.
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*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.
 
*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.
  

Revision as of 10:00, 19 July 2018

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

References