Category Archives: Identity

Law enforcement v Minimal disclosure

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 … Continue reading

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NewsGang talks data portability. Next up: Service Portability.

Excellent chat today by Steve Gillmor, Chris Saad, Mary Hodder, Karoli Kuns, Robert W. Anderson, Matt Terenzio, and Bruce Lerner about data portability. They get to the nitty gritty about data portability, licensing, and social networks. Perhaps the best Gang … Continue reading

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Europe continues to lead privacy conversation with IP ruling

The EU is years ahead of the US in user rights and privacy. For a VRM example, see the UK’s Buyer-Centric Commerce Forum. Now, according to the Washington Post, an EU judge has pushed the privacy envelope even further, saying … Continue reading

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Intro video to OpenID

Here’s a nice, clear introduction to OpenID that Phil Windley blogged recently. If you are curious about all this user-centric identity stuff or have taken on the role of explaining OpenID to others, I highly recommend it.

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The user is the platform of the future… Doc Searls @ LeWeb3

I love Doc Searls. Few people inspire the future as well as Doc, especially when he is on a tear. Here’s a delightful short (<5 min) romp in an interview at LeWeb3 in Paris about the future of the web … Continue reading

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A world of claims, not facts

On the Social Network Interoperability list, Danny Ayers recently pointed to a great post, “The World is Now Closed” by Dan Brickley, with the following quote: [[from Dan Brickly:] So what am I getting at here? I guess it’s just … Continue reading

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Reputation as case-based Identity

Michael O’Connor Clarke on Web 3.0 and Personal Reputation Management: I feel the need for some secure, personal repository that would hold all of my connections and “whuffie” together. I want to keep my whuffie in my wallet – but … Continue reading

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Social Networking, VRM, and Slashdot

Slashdot today had a post drawing input about VRM needs in the social networking space. Of course, they didn’t say VRM, but the issues of silos and pan-Internet identities is directly inline with VRM goals: mrspin offers the opinion of … Continue reading

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The ‘R’ in VRM

Jeremie recently asked “What does the R mean in VRM?” The question I ask myself about VRM though is what does the Relationship mean? Many of the situations that have been proposed for VRM to play a role are Vendor … Continue reading

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Incredible Inevitable Identity

Last week I attended the Internet Identity Workshop 2006b. It was amazing. Not only was it a source of much varied and in-depth information, the people and community were world-class, all engaged in an “unconference” format that was truly the … Continue reading

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