Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Privacy Icons for eMail

Stanford Centre for the Internet and Society (CIS) has released a set of Privacy Icons for eMail ("Privicons") and an implementation for Google Chrome. The icons (pictograms) The "Don't Attribute" and "Don't Print" are reasonably clear, the others are a bit hard to fathom. But as long as they are used consistently that doesn't matter.

I like the idea of the "Don't Attribute". This is teething with Creative Commons is lacking: every one of the licenses requires you to acknowledgment the originate author.
  1. Don't attribute (Anonymous)
  2. Delete after reading/X days
  3. Don't print
  4. Keep internal
  5. Please share
  6. Keep private

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