So I wondered reading the below quote if the MS/HP National Identity System followed the Identity Laws that Kim has authored. The frame of this Techsploits column Hot for Data By Annalee Newitz does not make it sound like it does. I was particularly squicked to hear about a new product from Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft […]
I just found this link to Planet 2.0. Thought you all might like to know about it.
Great News! is is a great measurable success for organization like Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure whose members, supporters and sympathizers have fought against the insane idea of software patent for more then four years (more info on euro software patents on the organization site).
This whole set of issues around DNS, ICANN and the US Commerce Department that came out at the end of June is relevant for us identity folk do reflect upon given the upcoming discussions about governance of the identity layer.
From ID Corner comes this story about Belgium Identity Cards. The card provides strong security against traditional outsider attacks, but unfortunately has not been designed with privacy in mind. In fact, it features one of the worst privacy designs imaginable. Two glaring problems: The citizen certificates on each ID chipcard contain the cardholder’s name and […]
Phil’s book Digital Identity is coming out on August ONE. Exciting. He says we can advance order it on Amazon.
Listening and watching Doc’s slide show at Syndicate. It is great. One of the challenges he highlights is “Language” as a challenge in describing the new new media… Cognitive Linguistics 101 we talk about things in the terms of other things The REAL Matrix is the set of concepts we use to make sense of […]
To prepare to talk with Susan Crawford I thought I would scan her three year old blog for any menitons of Identity. It turns out that Susan has done some extensive thought about identity and in particular in the context of online gaming. She has a link to a paper – Who’s in Charge of […]
I had dinner with Susan Crawford this week (btw: she says hi to all you XNS guys 🙂 We talked about the lesser talked about Supreme Court Decision this week BrandX. Basically the FCC can now impose “social policies” which can be very onerous and costly. They could effectively kill VoIP services. It also seems […]
I just found this link to a talk given at Northern Voice on Community Blogging by Stephen Downes He wonders about how we manage to pull off the Semantic Social Network. It seems that a key element is functional digital identity for people. I extracted some highlights for you all: (pssst – he works for […]
WOW this is a cool opportunity for the XRI/XDI crowd – along with CivicSpace. Reported by Abject Learning in May: What did we propose to do? Nothing less than creating and sharing a framework for social software applications for BC’s higher education institutions. In less grandiose terms, we have proposed to create a set of […]
One of the things that I remembered I had to catch up on and start following more was Jaco’s work in Costa Rica around Identity Rights. This is Drummond’s post on the passage of real legislation in this area.