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Click "Oh yeah?" - How the Web’s inventor viewed security issues a decade ago (27 Dec 2005)
Berners-Lee: People will have to learn who they can trust on the Web. One way to do this is to put what I call an "Oh, yeah?" button on the browser. Say you're going into uncharted territory on the Web and you find some piece of information that is critical to the decision you're going to make, but you're not confident that the source of the information is who it is claimed to be. You should be able to click on "Oh, yeah?" and the browser program would tell the server computer to get some authentication -- by comparing encrypted digital signatures, for example -- that the document was in fact generated by its claimed author. The server could then present you with an argument as to why you might believe this document or why you might not.
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