Advocates for data retention typically focus narrowly on the benefits
afforded to law enforcement without accounting for the massive costs and
extreme security risks that come with storing significant quantities of
data about every Internet user — databanks that will prove to be
irresistible not only to government investigators but also civil litigants
(read: ex-spouses, insurance companies, disgruntled neighbors) and
malicious hackers of every stripe. A legal obligation to log users'
Internet use, paired with weak federal privacy
that allow the
government to easily obtain those records, would dangerously expand the
government's ability to surveil its citizens, damage privacy, and chill
freedom of expression.
in its Deeplinks blog
We first jumped on the OpenID bandwagon back in 2007 when it was seen as a
promising way to make logging into websites simpler. What we've learned
over the past three years is that it didn't actually make anything any
simpler for the vast majority of our customers. Instead it just made things
harder. Especially when people were having problems with the often flaky
OpenID providers and couldn't log into their account. OpenID has been a
burden on support since the day it was launched.
drops OpenID support
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