Today, friends of Data Portability lost an ally in their cause when the Federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, announced he will be leaving his post in August. Mr. Kundra was the first-ever Chief Information Officer of the United States. During his tenure, Mr. Kundra championed the use of open standards, cloud computing, accessibility, and data . . . → Read More: Data Portability Applauds US CIO, Mourns Departure
Dial or Skype details for this Wednesday’s Conference Call to start before IIW.
Here’s how you can bring the ideas in our data portability policy to hundreds of millions of people. I’ll need your help in May and June to start. In short: build portability principles into boilerplate identity contracts.
What’s a trust framework? . . . → Read More: #portability4trust: How we will bring data portability to trust frameworks this quarter.
Credit card data portability . . . → Read More: Data portability in the Credit Card industry
Facebook, by virtue of its sheer size and scope, is often the first to run into issues that the rest of the social web will need to address sooner rather than later. To its credit, Facebook seems to be trying to address these issues in a way that protects their short and long term . . . → Read More: Redefining and Standardizing ‘Ownership’
Jason Scott’s Protection From Online Eviction? and his follow up post make the argument that services like AOL, MySpace, flickr, or Skype should be treated like landlords.
The power landlords have over tenants is overwhelming, unless restricted by law. The argument: if they want to shut down a service, essentially evicting users, . . . → Read More: Graceful Exit: The Power to Fight Eviction
Update: Twitter made another commitment today to adopting OAuth which is great! However they acknowledge that it won’t solve all problems (like we argue) – nevertheless these are positive steps to us eradicating the password anti-pattern
In case you’ve never heard of it, Twitter is a micro-blogging service that is doing to communications . . . → Read More: Time To Criminalize The Password Anti-pattern