Californ-identification: A Summary of IIW XVI & The IDESG Plenary Last week I had the honor of attending two identity events held back-to-back in Silicon Valley: Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) XVI and the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) Plenary Meeting. These two events, while both very important to the identity community, couldn't have been further apart in their approach to "Getting Things Done".
Drummond Reed: T.Rob and I Have Another Vulcan Mind Meld and This Time I Didn't Even Know It So if you like that wild Vulcan mind-meld stuff (that Zachary Quinto now does as well as Leonard Nimoy did--both are stellar in the latest Star Trek), you'll love this. Yesterday on my new Respect Network blog I did a post called Internet of Things, Meet the Internet of People. It was inspired by a Tech Crunch story about how fast the IoT is heating up. My counterpoint was that if you think the IoT is cool, wait until it connects with the IoP.
Exostar Achieves Direct Cross-Certification with the Federal Bridge Certificate Authority at SHA-2 Exostar, whose cloud-based solutions enable secure, cost-effective business-to-business collaboration, today announced it has achieved direct cross-certification with the Federal Bridge by the Federal Public Key Infrastructure (FPKI) Policy Management Authority . The recognition means that PKI credentials issued by Exostar comply with current National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines for cryptography strength Secure Hash Algorithm 2 (SHA-2).
Axel Nennker: Android SSO So how does Google do SSO for their own services? Not long ago Google introduced Google Play Services.
Doc Searls: Let's help Airbnb rebuild the bridge it just burned My wife and I are veteran Airbnb customers who have been happy with the company from the start. We want to continue spreading that love, even though we -- and many other loyal customers -- are now on the far side of a bridge Airbnb burned when it launched its new identity Verified ID system, which they explain (at that link) this way:
Intel Fuels a Rebellion Around Your Data Intel Labs, the company's R&D arm, is launching an initiative around what it calls the "data economy"-- how consumers might capture more of the value of their personal information, like digital records of their their location or work history. To make this possible, Intel is funding hackathons to urge developers to explore novel uses of personal data.
Axel Nennker: Google: Standardizing Payments on the Web: Introducing requestAutocomplete() We did some things differently than Google is doing now and maybe Information Cards where too secure and required too much change on the website. The most important difference between requestAutocomplete and the integration with Information Cards is that the data delivered to the site was a signed SAML token which could contain many more attributes about the user instead of only payment detail.
Proximity is Magical for Disney's New Payment Form After a multi-year development and pilot effort, Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts is ready to roll out its MagicBand across their Orlando theme parks. Leveraging Bluetooth and RF technology as wearable technology, the bands are designed to serve a myriad of purposes including a payment form, to mitigate ticket fraud, enhance the Fast Pass process, replace card entry forms, and eventually offer an even more personalized and interactive experience for park guests.