The Microsoft-Mastercard SSI alliance is great news, but some thought it was a bad thing. By all accounts, Fast Company’s Cale Guthry Weissman is a good reporter who knows his audience. Informed that Microsoft and Mastercard were partnering to create a new kind of digital identity, he went to get some answers, assessed the situation, […]
This film is getting released at IIW. When it is up it will be posted below.
I was invited to give a talk at TEDx Brussels. I explain Identity in the context of the Future. Enjoy!
I met Marc Davis at SXSW in 2010, we instantly clicked and began working together. He was on contract to develop pre-reading material for a WEF meeting in the fall about Personal Data. I contributed significantly to the document which became the basis of the first Rethinking Personal Data project Report, Personal Data the Emergence […]
I co-presented Identification and Social Justice with Bob Blakley who is the Global Director, Information Security Innovation at Citi as the closing keynote at the Cloud Identity Summit in Colorado. I gave this presentation in 2012 at the Cloud Identity Summit as the Closing Keynote address. It highlights issues that surround the rich having privilege and able to manage […]
So, Just when we thought the Nym Wars were over at least with Google / Google+. Here is my post about those ending including a link to an annotated version of all the posts I wrote about my personal experience of it all unfolding. Facebook decided to pick on the Drag Queens – and a […]
Here is how I put forward the idea to a friend… Me: Hey, so you know about Passover? A: Yes, there is a meal… and its a jewish holiday Me: Yes, its a religious service over a meal to retell the story of the jews escaping from Slavery in egypt 1000’s of years ago. It […]
Update: Google relented a bit, however I am still waiting to see if my name of choice was approved. You can read about the process I had to go through here. The New Google Names Process —————– For those of you coming from the Mercury News story on the NymWars exploding… I STILL have my […]
Following my post yesterday Google+ says your name is “Toby” not “Kunta Kinte”, I chronicled tweets from this morning’s back and forth with Tim O’Reilly and Kevin Marks, Nishant Kaushik, Phil Hunt, Steve Bogart and Suw Charman-Anderson. I wrote the original post after watching the Bradley Horwitz (@elatable) – Tim O’Reilly (@timoreilly) interview re: Google+. I found Tim’s choice of words about the tone (strident) and judgement […]
Seeing that Google+ is approving mononyms for some (Original Sai, on the construction of names Additional Post) but not for others (Original Stilgherrian Post Update post ). I decided to go in and change my profile basically back to what it was before all this started. I put a ( . ) dot in the […]
When Google+ launched, I went with my handle as my last name. This makes a ton of sense to me. If you asked most people what my last name is, they wouldn’t know. It isn’t “common” for me. Many people don’t even seem to know my first name. I can’t tell you how many times […]
There are many definitions of trust, and all people have their own internal perspective on what THEY trust. As I outline in this next section, there is a lot of meaning packed into the word “trust” and it varies on context and scale. Given that the word trust is found 97 times in the NSTIC […]