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Re:Zu: Open Profiling Standard (OPS)
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- Subject: Re:Zu: Open Profiling Standard (OPS)
- From: Theodor.SCHLICKMANN@BXL.DG13.cec.be
- Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 08:56:45 +0200
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Ich habe zum dem Thema u.a. die folgende Nachricht erhalten
- To: Richard.SWETENHAM@LUX.DG13.cec.be
- Subject: Re: Net privacy proposal launched
- From: Dimitri.CORPAKIS@DG12.cec.be
- Cc: Herbert.ALLGEIER@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Nicholas.ARGYRIS@BXL.DG13.cec.be, "Carl Johan.ASENIUS"@DG1.cec.be, Telmo.BALTAZAR@SG.cec.be, Elisabeth.BENZLER@CAB.cec.be, Peter.BERZ@DG1.cec.be, Pierre.BISCHOFF@LUX.DG13.cec.be, Michel.BROCHARD@LUX.DG13.cec.be, Reinhard.BUESCHER@DG3.cec.be, Giuseppe.CACCIATO@DG24.cec.be, Andrew.CHAPMAN@BXL.DG5.cec.be, Bernard.CLEMENTS@BXL.DG13.cec.be, "Jean-Louis.DE BROUWER"@SG.cec.be, Frans.DE-BRUINE@LUX.DG13.cec.be, Tonnie.DE-KOSTER@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Daniel.DEBERGHES@LUX.DG13.cec.be, Gianmarco.DI-VITA@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Frederic.DONCK@DG23.cec.be, Alain.DUMORT@DG22.cec.be, Klaus.EBERMANN@SG.cec.be, Detlef.ECKERT@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Margot.FROEHLINGER@DG15.cec.be, Francois.GENISSON@SG.cec.be, "Miryam.GONZALEZ DURANTEZ"@DG1.cec.be, Giulio.GRATA@LUX.DG13.cec.be, Gerhard.HEINE@LUX.DG13.cec.be, David.HERSON@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Ola-Kristian.HOFF@LUX.DG13.cec.be, Jan.HOORENS@LUX.DG13.cec.be, Martina.HUBER@DG22.cec.be, Peter.JOHNSTON@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Androulla.KAMINARA@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Nathalie.LABOURDETTE@DG10.cec.be, Christophe.LECLERCQ@DG4.cec.be, Serge.LUSTAC@LUX.DG13.cec.be, Tung-Lai.MARGUE@SG.cec.be, Maria.MARTIN-PRAT@DG15.cec.be, George.METAKIDES@DG3.cec.be, "Lars.MITEK PEDERSEN"@SG.cec.be, Stig.MYKEN@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Nicholas.NEWMAN@DG12.cec.be, Michael.NIEBEL@CAB.cec.be, George.PAPAPAVLOU@LUX.DG13.cec.be, "Vicente.PARAJON COLLADA"@LUX.DG13.cec.be, Gregory.PAULGER@DG10.cec.be, Alan.REEKIE@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Andrea.RICCI@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Michel.RICHONNIER@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Kenneth.ROBERTS@DG24.cec.be, Jan.ROUKENS@LUX.DG13.cec.be, Peter.SANDLER@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Richard.SCHLECHTER@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Theodor.SCHLICKMANN@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Alain.SERVANTIE@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Christine.SOTTONG-MICAS@DG15.cec.be, Guenter.STEVEN@LUX.DG13.cec.be, Peter.THEUNISSEN@DG21.cec.be, Paul.TIMMERS@DG3.cec.be, Xavier.TROUSSARD@DG10.cec.be, Paul.VANDOREN@DG1.cec.be, Viviane.VANOVERMEIRE@SG.cec.be, Robert.VERRUE@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Patrick.VITTET-PHILIPPE@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Adam.WATSON-BROWN@BXL.DG13.cec.be, Birgit.WEISE-MONTAG@DG15.cec.be, Gunter.WILMS@LUX.DG13.cec.be, Rosalie.ZOBEL@DG3.cec.be
- In-Reply-To: <WIN2363-970529072204-48DC*/G=Richard/S=SWETENHAM/OU=LUX/O=DG13/PRMD=CEC/ADMD=RTT/C=BE/@MHS>
> Net privacy proposal launched
> By Courtney Macavinta
> May 27, 1997, 7 a.m. PT
> update Netscape Communications (NSCP), Firefly
> Network, VeriSign, and other leading Net
> technology providers have proposed a global
> standard for sending and receiving personal
> information across the Net.
> As previously reported by CNET's NEWS.COM,
> late Friday, the companies today announced the
> Open Profiling Standard (OPS), an architecture
> intended to let Web sites collect surfers' private
> data--from their user name to their hobbies, with
> their consent, to build custom content or services.
> Such a standard could allow Web sites to create
> information services that are tailored more closely
> to individual tastes. For example, an online
> bookseller could automatically generate a virtual
> bookshelf containing only mysteries.
> Currently, Web sites use a variety of methods to
> collect Net users' data, including "cookies," a
> technology that keeps track of a user's activity on
> OPS would go a step beyond cookies, providing a
> method that would allow a surfer to store personal
> information on a PC hard drive, including the user's
> name, address, zip code, phone number, email
> address, age, marital status, interests, and
> That will allow users to log on new sites without
> having to fill out cumbersome registration forms.
> Only sites that support the standard would be able
> to obtain the profile information from the user's
> The user can edit the encrypted profile on the hard
> drive. While surfing, people can withhold
> information from certain Web sites and be notified
> as to what profile data a site is requesting,
> according to the proposal.
> Thank you very much about this; I don't really know if
we have to cheer up or start worrying a little bit more about our
privacy. In fact, as of today, very few people are really aware about
what exactly does a "cookie" you receive, when you visit a Web site.
Having already experienced the wonders of "spam" (unsollicited garbage
commercial e-mail ) through my Compuserve account, I am very much
afraid about all the software manufacturers tell us and also what they
fail to tell us. The fact is, we are giving away gradually - without
even noticing it - bits of our privacy for - God knows only what kind
of - development of e-commerce on the Net.
I have already some nostalgia about the old days when I was acccessing
the Internet through terminal commands. At that time it was more
cumbersome, but I am sure, more respectful about the individual.
Many thanks again for the info.