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August 21, 2008  10:00 AM

Simplifying the Laws of Identity

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identity, technologies

Kim Cameron - Microsoft's Architect of Identity, identity guru and all round decent chap, has been working on a simplified 'plain english' version of his Laws of Identity. This is an important piece of work, since it sets a number of key...

July 29, 2008  4:06 PM

So long as it doesn’t affect us…

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The Foreign Office has reported the theft of 3,000 blank passports from a van that was taking them from the printing works in Manchester. The documents were blank and had not had any data imprinted on the embedded RFID chips, so the...

July 8, 2008  4:05 PM

Reputational failure

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identity, technologies

Online auction house eBay's reputation-driven trust scheme is a much-admired and much-emulated model. Or at least, it was until recently when eBay made a significant change to its operation.

July 2, 2008  3:06 PM

Computer Weekly Blog Awards

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identity, privacy, Security

The Computer Weekly blog awards are now accepting voting. There are some great blogs in there, but I'd like to suggest you take a look at a few of my favourites:

- Dave Birch (Consult Hyperion, Digital Identity Forum)...

June 19, 2008  7:51 AM

Dr Brown’s Psychic Paper

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cards, identity

Dave Birch has published a short paper that summarises many of the ID card ideas he's put forward in recent years, and if you find yourself...

April 23, 2008  9:09 AM

Identity systems will save the world

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At Monday's Enterprise Privacy Group meeting, a debate arose around the value of identity management - and in particular the Identity Metasystem - in the grand scheme of human endeavour. Why do we fret about identity when there are lots of apparently...

April 15, 2008  8:39 AM

Phorm public meeting

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consent, identity, Surveillance, technologies

High-profile online advertising service Phorm is holding an open meeting with its supporters and critics this evening. The meeting will be chaired by Dr Ian Brown, and speakers include

April 10, 2008  10:05 AM

Phish fingers

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, identity, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

The past few days have seen the emergence of a new attack group - phish fingers. After the Chaos Computer Club published a fingerprint of a German minister, there's a reward out for fingerprints from the UK Prime Minister and Home Secretary.

April 7, 2008  5:52 PM

The end of biometric security at airports?

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Biometrics, Data protection, identity, Security, Surveillance, technologies

Media attention is shifting away from London Heathrow's new Terminal 5. A backlog of 28,000 bags is being cleared via Milan, and the number of cancelled flights seems to be gradually coming down. But what about the biometric security controls?

March 24, 2008  11:24 AM

The cost of privacy: biometrics at London Heathrow T5

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Biometrics, CCTV, consent, identity, privacy, Security, Surveillance, technologies

London Heathrow's new Terminal 5 is back in the news: the Information Commissioner is investigating BAA's use of biometric security controls. But this fight isn't about security, it's about economics.

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