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Hacked in a public space? Thanks, HTTPS

Charles 9 Silver badge

"And without that there's no way on the network of reliably telling who's who, and without that we're doomed to have a network pretty much like the Internet currently is."

In other words, the Internet is going to become a doom zone no matter what because it can either be stateless (and eventually a zone of anarchy) or stateful (and eventually a police state). It's Pick Your Poison with no third option available because "they know you" and "they don't know you" is a strictly binary state.

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