Seamless Lessons & Security (commentary)

Martin Dengler martin at
Mon Jul 7 19:00:25 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 12:27:08AM +0200, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> Am 07.07.2008 um 23:31 schrieb Martin Dengler:
> >On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 05:03:58PM -0400, Ivan Krsti´┐Ż? wrote:
> >>On Jul 7, 2008, at 4:50 PM, Hal Murray wrote:
> >>>Is that good enough?  I think it would work fine for paranoid
> >>>security geeks, but what about school children?
> >>
> >>It's good enough because the purpose of the dialog is not to protect,
> >>but to inform.
> >
> >I respectfully disagree that the dialog/notification can achieve that
> >goal.
> The goal is to prevent an activity from automatically launching
> another activity without user interaction. A system-provided dialog
> or menu does that just fine.

I agree that a system-provided dialog meets your goal (requiring user
intervention).  I don't believe it meets Ivan's goal (informing the
user), for the reasons mentioned in my previous mail.

> - Bert -

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