Web Of Trust Procedures Changed

by Stefan Rubner

New Thawte ProceduresWhile trying to work through some Web of Trust assertions that have accumulated here, I found that the procedure has changed significantly.
Where it formerly was possible to assert anybody you met (like on a road show or any other event) right away, the applicants now have to explicitly grant access to their details to the notary. While this gives better control over the whole process and is a definite hurdle for fake assertions, it makes it harder to organize signing parties. Also, for this change was made by Thawte without notification to the notaries, I now can't assert some of the people I met.

So, if any of you gave your notarization form to a notary but haven't received any points yet, check whether you already allowed the notary to see your details.

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