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Re: Certificates/Anonymity/Policy/True Names

Tim May says that having govt == root is a step down the slippery slope.
If we say that others can set themselves up as root too, and that
web-of-trust is not prohibited, but that CAs which take part in the
govt-as-root hierarchy get some advantages (liability caps, primarily),
what are the dangers? 

National ID cards is one possibility (key becomes a functional ID).

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