[OSM-talk] Why doesn't OSM implement a simple measure to protect it's users and passwords?
frederik at remote.org
Sat Dec 26 11:12:42 GMT 2009
John Smith wrote:
> 2009/12/26 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>:
>> Do you now suggest that OSM should encrypt tile access, or do you suggest
>> OSM should ignore those people who are "willing to go to such lengths to
>> protect their privacy"?
> I'm just pointing out what people have done in the past and what they
> could do in future, although OSM is a special case in terms of data
> since you can download the entire dataset and run your own tile
> server, but it's also feasible that some people on the extreme end of
> things have come up with firefox plugins that request the real
> information in noise to protect themselves.
Right. So you're not saying that encrypted tile access would do anything
to fix this situation. Good, because that's my opinion also.
So you brought this up only to show *how* paranoid some people are.
Good, but I knew that already ;-)
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