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==Full Title or Meme==
 
==Full Title or Meme==
  
An [[Entity]] that is operating at the consent and authority of the user.
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A digital [[Entity]] that is operating at the consent and authority of the user.
  
 
==Context==
 
==Context==

Revision as of 10:06, 19 July 2018

Full Title or Meme

A digital 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.
  • Most of the larger enterprises operating on The Web prefer to supply a Native App to the users device to improve the User Experience for that site.

Solutions

  • The most common way for Users to access a Web Site is with a web browser from some well-know browser provider.
  • While current web browser do allow Web Sites to include programs as JavaScript to run within the browser, but do provide a very restricted Sandbox where the script must run.

References