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Even technical users have a limited capacity to properly vet what an authority should be allowed to do. Not to mention, this becomes a very heavy-handed choice to the user (as people already see on android), like "either allow this new app version to now root your phone, or you can't use this service at all"

The reason we can trust the CA certificates loaded in our browsers have proper processes and operate transparently is that the browser makers leverage those certificates being preloaded as bargaining power.

Would we have the opportunity to retain that sort of power in this decentralized world? Or do we start seeing the "essential" apps move out of the store and doing things like background monitoring of the user?




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