A Web of Trust for Twitter

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A presentation for London DevNest, March 1st 2011

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  • Online impersonation recently criminalized in California. Already illegal in Texas Some accounts like BPGlobalPR are obviously spoofs Bronwyn Bishop MP was impersonated and people believed it
  • Twitter’s “beta” verification program is “closed to the public” “ explore algorithmic-based verification”
  • Matt Harris said so at DevNest over Skype Not a priority to come up with a new system
  • Twitter ordered to hand over Wikileaks supporter details Facebook asking for mobile phone numbers and credit cards Google now storing mobile phone numbers for gmail verification
  • Twitter as a CA
  • This is how Certificate Authorities work
  • Gossamer Spider Web of Trust See CACert.org Thawte Shuts Down Free Email Certificates - Sept 2009 - due to “security compliance requirements“
  • In the PGP model trust is relative to the observer
  • A Web of Trust for Twitter

    1. 1. A Web of Trust for Twitter @timwhitlock
    2. 2. Who are you?
    3. 3. Are you who you say you are?
    4. 6. doesn’t scale
    5. 7. is corporate owned
    6. 8. is centralised authority
    7. 9. is centralised authority
    8. 10. Web of Trust
    9. 11. Trust is relative
    10. 12. An experiment <ul><li>cert.me.uk </li></ul><ul><li>http://cert.me.uk/ </li></ul>

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