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Feudal Security

2012-12-05 07:17:46.95374+00 by meuon 1 comments

Feudal Security is an article by Bruce Schnier, and he nails some complex thoughts I have, but could not express as well as he has.

Are you an Apple Serf or a Google Serf?

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-12-05 17:27:00.208036+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm on a mailing list of some people trying to mix up the identity wave with the clouds bubble/bandwagon, and I'm struggling with weighing offering up all of my data to other people, vs the costs (which in my case include spending social capital with you) of running my own compute.

And what I think I'm finding is that I value a lot of online identity and digital media very differently from the rest of the world, and that's skewing my visions of directions forward.

So one of the questions of value is: How heartbroken would people be if that box of slides in the attic disappeared? I know I've heard people talk about the impacts of fire in terms of the pictures they've lost, but if that happens slowly, degradation over the years as this service or that shuts down, do people value that?

I know I've lost a bunch of my early digital life.

So I think a lot of this is that we geeks tend to build these huge theoretical structures around security, to do a lot of thinking around security, and the reality is we're outliers: people would much rather buy their "credit protection service" features and not think about it.