ID Management

A Wednesday letter from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity gives secretaries of state about two weeks to provide about a dozen points of voter data. That also would include dates of birth, the last four digits of voters’ Social Security numbers… (NYTimes story) Of this writing, 44 states have refused. I want to…

Read More Voter Records, SSN and Commercial Authentication

It’s common to hear that Facebook use means that privacy is over, or no longer matters. I think that perception is deeply wrong. It’s based in the superficial notion that people making different or perhaps surprising privacy tradeoffs are never aware of what they’re doing, or that they have no regrets. Some recent stories that…

Read More A Quintet of Facebook Privacy Stories

That’s my takeaway from a new study of 2,000 households by Consumer Reports: There are more than 150 million Americans using Facebook at this point, and that number is growing. … a new exhaustive study from Consumer Reports on social networking privacy found that 13 million American Facebook users have never touched their privacy settings.…

Read More Study: More than 90% of Americans Take Action on Privacy

There were a couple of excellent posts about Google+ which I wanted to link in, but the post took a different path: “Google+ and The Trouble With Tribbles” The trouble with social is that it is social – with all the norms, behaviors and expectations that come with that. You cannot re-engineer that overnight (Facebook…

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