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Re: Web of Trust (a revolution)



On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 20:14 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> I guess I have a problem - I only meat people online, so nobody is
> going to be able to sign my key. All they have to go by is my signed
> messages.

I have a related sort of problem:  If I were to meet someone in person,
I have no real identification that I could offer to prove who I am.
I've never had a driver's license, passport, or anything else that gets
a proper vetting before being issued to me.

Other things that could be used to sort of identify me aren't really
valid.  I browbeat the bank into letting me open an account, because I
had nothing that categorically proved who I am.  They gave in, as I'm
sure plenty of other places that do crap vetting will do.

During the process I gave them a bit of a berating about other things
they said they'll accept to identify me (a handful of bills addressed to
the same address, a birth certificate, etc.), all of which anybody could
steal from almost any house.

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