[discuss] Who is responsible for security

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 19:47:18 UTC 2014

On 15/01/2014 08:02, David Conrad wrote:
> Roland,

>> Today's Billion+ Internet users see themselves as customers of a trillion-dollar platform, not as partners in a grand experiment.
> Simply put, if you believe this, then your expectations of privacy and security are limited to what the third parties you have put your trust in allow.

Yes. I trust the companies that design locks not to sell the keys to
third parties, I trust my locksmith to install the lock correctly
on my door, but it's my job to ensure that my house has a stout
lock and that I remember to lock it. If I am a shopkeeper, the same
applies to my shop.

There is certainly a responsibility on vendors and service providers,
but that does not relieve the responsibility of individuals and
small businesses. Patrik was only stating facts.


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