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Mozilla Persona: nicely made but who has the incentive to adopt it?

I played a bit with Mozilla's foray into digital identity, Persona. It's integrated nicely into OpenPhotoTrovebox, a great open-source photo publishing app, and Persona works really well with. Very smooth and elegant. But: Persona's #1 selling feature is privacy. Unlike most other identity technologies (e.g. OpenID), Persona does not tell your identity provider about all…

Why AccountChooser Isn’t

In time for #CIS2012, the OpenID Foundation and Google released a new version of accountchooser.com, a set of open-source software components that, as the name indicates, lets you choose your account on the web. Except that it doesn't. Compare with a bank. Let's say I want to check my balance at my bank, the accountchooser.com…

Between US and European Privacy, I prefer the US one

It's common for privacy advocates to claim that European privacy rules are better than US ones. There is some truth to it, but consider this recent experience from my recent trip to Germany, the country where I grew up. I went to the sauna. (First German sauna in 18 years!) So here I'm sweating my…

LID, OpenID and the Personal Cloud

When I started working on LID -- the first proposal for a decentralized web identity system -- about eight years ago, I did not just have a set of techie protocols in mind, but a technical architecture with social ramifications: people would grab a URL (say http://upon2020.com/), and set up their personal web presence at…

VMWare, Identity and User-Centricity in the Enterprise

Lots of good commentary on VMWare's new Horizon App Manager today, which is what their Tricipher acquisition seems to have turned into. The phrase that struck me the most -- thus this post -- was Krishnan's description at CloudAve: a user-centric management service for accessing cloud applications from any device. It clearly is user-centric: it…