Browse: Home / Identity
By Joe Andrieu on June 14, 2017
Ten years ago I wrote a blog post that captured a key architectural insight at the core of VRM: putting the user at the center of integration not only improves the quality of services, it simplifies our systems. The article captured the gestalt of VRM and helped catalyze a range of conversations that still shape the VRM approach.
Since then, we have seen a lot of progress. Here are a few standout examples.
By Joe Andrieu on June 12, 2017
Identity is one of the most important constructs of society. It’s also one of the hardest to discuss. It is how we keep track of people and things and, in turn, how they keep track of us. When we build identity systems without a core understanding of identity, we risk inadvertently compromising human dignity.
By Joe Andrieu on May 13, 2009
9. Self-managed Identity User Driven Services let users manage their own online identity. Unless we control our identity online, we risk unnecessary exposure to identity theft and unwanted correlation of online activity. At the same time, online services increase the risk of attacks when using the same identifier for multiple functions. User Driven Services allow […]
By Joe Andrieu on March 12, 2009
A functional model for best practice Identity implementations. The Identity Quartet is a framework for online services that allows users to express their Identity on their own terms. When I use the term “Identity”, I refer to the set of identifiers used in reference to users in online services. At the December 2008 Internet Identity […]
Posted in Identity, User Driven, User Driven Services | Tagged Identity, identity quartet, IIW, IIW2008b, information cards, Internet Identity Workshop, Kim Cameron, non-correlation, OpenID, Randy Farmer, Seven Laws of Identity, User Driven, User-centric Identity, user-driven identity | 2 Responses
By Joe Andrieu on February 8, 2009
Doc Searls recently brought my attention to a White Paper by Phil Windley, about his company, Kynetx. It does a good job explaining the thinking behind their architecture, and raises some questions that, for me, challenge some underlying assumptions and business choices. Problem Domain The distributed nature of the web is a big part of […]
Posted in Identity, Intention Economy, Personal Data Store, ProjectVRM, User Driven Search, Vendor Relationship Management | Tagged ad blockers, Adaptive Blue, data rights management, Doc Searls, Glue, information cards, kynetx, MyDex, open source, open standards, OpenID, Personal Data Store, Phil Windley, privacy, r-button, rbutton, relationship services, search map, Skype, structured browsing, SwitchBook, User Driven Search, User Driven Services, VRM, web augmentation, Yahoo Toolbar | 1 Response
By Joe Andrieu on June 8, 2008
At last month’s Internet Identity Workshop and the subsequent DataSharing Summit, Markus S and Drummond Reed unpacked several ideas about r-cards, which, to a certain extent, are an evolution of the Information Card at the heart of CardSpace. Going into IIW, I understood r-cards simply as a hybrid of InfoCard’s managed and personal card models. […]
By Joe Andrieu on May 11, 2008
At EIC2008 last month, Dale Olds of Novell’s Bandit Project gave me a few minutes and some insight into how Novell (and others) are mixing open source with proprietary software to architect a whole new Identity paradigm online. I’ve been following the user-centric Identity movement ever since Doc Searls talked me into attending IIW2006b, an […]
By Joe Andrieu on April 10, 2008
From Yahoo News: Majority Uncomfortable with Websites Customizing Content Based Visitors Personal Profiles Level of Comfort Increases When Privacy Safeguards Introduced ROCHESTER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A majority of U.S. adults are skeptical about the practice of websites using information about a person’s online activity to customize website content. However, after being introduced to four potential recommendations […]
By Joe Andrieu on April 3, 2008
The title says it all, as reported by the Guardian: BT admits tracking 18,000 users with Phorm systems in 2006 Bummer. I kinda like BT.
By Joe Andrieu on April 2, 2008
The Washington Post today exposed considerable excesses by “fusion” centers organized post 9/11. Intelligence centers run by states across the country have access to personal information about millions of Americans, including unlisted cellphone numbers, insurance claims, driver’s license photographs and credit reports, according to a document obtained by The Washington Post. … Dozens of the […]