Making the web proprietary, step by step

HTTPS everywhere made the web less free1 by requiring you to register with a trusted authority for your certificate.

Requiring passkeys to realize the wet dream of single sign-on and allowing corporations to decide whether you are allowed to use services not related to them at all is a step in the same misguided direction.

Tech bros and the security furries pretend not to see this.2

  1. see the linked posts by Dave Winer3 in this (unconvincing) rebuttal: 

  2. as usual, turning everything into a religion seems second nature to them; just look at the title of this piece: 

  3. who is happy with the Twitter blocking finger if you deviate from the political mainstream, which is kind of a bummer, since he has good views regarding technology 

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