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Help me articulate the value of user-centricity, privacy etc

Even after all these years working on user-centric identity, privacy-protecting technologies, open source, code in the hands of the user instead of the overlord ... I'm still struggling with articulating the value succinctly. Case in point. I'm going through the strategic marketing exercise of describing for whom these kinds of products/technologies/services are, and what unmet…

Marcus Povey and PGP-based login

Marcus Povey is proposing to use PGP/GPG to log into personal websites such as Known. Where have I heard this before? ;-) Oh, yes, LID, circa 2005, before OpenID etc. Here is how a digitally signed LID requests looks like, broken into separate lines for better readability: http://example.com ?lid=http%3A%2F%2Fmylid.net%2Fjernst &lid-credtype=gpg%20--clearsign &lid-nonce=2014-05-30T16%3A54%3A57.016Z &lid-credential=SHA1%0AVersion%3A+GnuPG+v1.4.11+%28GNU%2FLinux%29%0A%0AiEYEARECAAYFAlOIt%2BEACgkQsIOiz0BhWYZ9MACcCelf5T6XyywOZ5jVq3eyMw9m%0A8C4AoJ6Vz47PKR2%2FEvNqDkv7OWFyHdSU%0A%3DpVzh%0A where: lid:The URL…