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On the Internet – Woof! Woof!


On the Internet, nobody knows you are a dog!”

…..or “On the Internet, nobody cares you are a dog!”

…..or “On the Internet, nobody knows which dog you are!”  


All three questions are valid. It just depends on what the purpose of the interaction is. 


But also, you need to rely on a third party: “On the internet, an authority tells me you are a dog” is especially valid to determine the true answer to the question.  


So the question that perplexes just gets more complicated…… With deep fakes, life gets even more complicated.


It is important to look at the purpose of the question to determine what you need to satisfy the trust issue.  Do I need just to check species? “Am I sure that you are a dog?” Or type of dog? Or the specific dog?  


Here is a new set of context-based rules depending on the purpose of the transaction, with the essence to control access to protected assets.


At least 3 different methods are used.

GBAC - group-based access control

RBAC - role-based access control

PBAC - policy-based access control


They have their advantages and disadvantages depending on purpose.


·      GBAC is about a kind/type of dog. The dachshund is a different group than the greyhound.

·      RBAC is about the role of the dog. A pet is different than a hunting dog.

·       PBAC can also be about dynamics over time. A dog on duty is different from the same dog on holiday.


So it comes down to 3 authenticity key issues for our dog, with the credibility of the dog being based on:


1)     Authenticity of the information from witnesses

2)     Authenticity of the witnesses.

3)     Authenticity of the dog that the witnesses are making the testimony about.


These three issues are inextricably linked to each other. It creates 3-dimensional authenticity on the Internet, and only that they are reliant on each other via mutual connection does the critical strength and credibility have value.


Let’s call this 3D-Authenticity of evidence the “Dog Test”.


The "Dog Test" should verify how the "strength of the 3D-authenticity" is ensured, i.e. how certain it is that the information is really about a specific dog, that the source of the information is credible, and that the information has not been faked or distorted.


I am just hoping to prevent the dog from biting me!

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