[discuss] Who is responsible for security
Brian E Carpenter
brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 19:41:18 UTC 2014
On 16/01/2014 07:40, Roland Perry wrote:
> In message <20140114225417.GC20300 at mx1.yitter.info>, at 17:54:17 on Tue,
> 14 Jan 2014, Andrew Sullivan <ajs at anvilwalrusden.com> writes
>>> And do you think motor car suppliers should provide the facilities
>>> to train all drivers be able to perform the 10,000 mile service?
>> To follow your analogy, no; but I _do_ expect my dealer to charge me
>> when I go in for the service, or else to bury it somehow in the price
>> of the car.
> And why should someone paying a few tens of hundred dollars a year for
> their Internet connectivity not expect some of that to be spent on "user
IMHO what is important is that the ISP's sales literature and small
print should be accurate in describing what they do or don't do in
terms of end-user security, and in describing what users are left
to do for themselves.
Again, there's a car analogy. Car makers are in fact pretty good
at this now (in countries where I've bought a car) but they
weren't very good at it fifty years ago.
When society started to look at it as a consumer protection issue,
and not as a "Car governance" issue, we got the right answer.
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