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Yes, I was also concerned with security at first, and I still am when it
comes to the eWallet (which is why I have not engaged that feature).
If you look at what they are asking for with the Passport, the information
is still sensitive, but not THAT sensitive in my opinion.  We each need to
judge for ourselves, and our Cyberculture is definitely still evolving.
This is just one direction that many people are trying, including myself.
It's a choice.

I'll proceed as planned for now.

Rick
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Richard Conn, Principal Investigator
Reuse Tapestry


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[log in to unmask] quoted and then wrote:

>  3. If you really want to become involved, you may need to get a Passport
>(with an
>optional Electronic Wallet).  The idea is to first get a Passport (from
>http://www.passport.com/) and then go to the communities and join what you
>want
>using the email address associated with your Passport.  The Passport also
>works with
>a number of vendors on the web (I don't know how many Ada product vendors
>are
>involved) in support of Electronic Commerce (so that you can have the same
>ID for
>every vendor you deal with on the web), and you can attach an Electronic
>Wallet to
>your Passport (which contains Credit Card numbers and shipping addresses)
to
>make it
>easier to purchase products and services on the web.  I think it's an
>interesting
>idea, and I have a Passport myself (but no eWallet yet).

Whereas I read this and see nothing but the opportunity to introduce
an enormous security vulnerability.

Larry Kilgallen