Friday, May 28, 2010

Multiple Identity Spectra

@Identitywoman posts a pic of the 'Identity Spectrum' at

I think Kaliya is conflating 2 separate spectra - one for degree of correlation enabled by the identifier, and a separate one for verification mechanism (as in assurance).

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New line of greeting cards

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


New line of greeting cards

Not dead yet

Des Moines – The American Funeral Directors Association today announced that they will standardize a list of tags for the social media updates of their members.

A spokesperson for the AFDA issued the following statement

'After the unfortunate string of events in the last few weeks, we recognize the need for clearer semantics. By encouraging our members to add appropriate tags such as '#deceased' or '#notdeadyet' to tweets and Facebook updates regarding their clients, we expect to significantly reduce the sort of confusion that contributed to the recent tragedies'.
In a separate announcement, the AFDA indicated they will be reviewing the current policies for 'Expeditious Dirt Removal' – specifically the recommended maximum time allowed for unearthing caskets in an emergency.

Friday, May 21, 2010

New line of greeting cards

(More of) The Most Interesting Man in Identity

  • His Facebook profile has been insured by Lloyds of London
  • Bill Gate's friend request remains pending
  • His profile pic is on permanent exhibit in the Louvre
  • RPs ascribe LOA4 to his self-asserted attributes
  • LinkedIn spun out his friends list as a startup
  • His mouse movements are used to generate randomness for White house encryption keys
  • His avatar has sex more often than you
  • His email address has no domain
  • Web sites create an account with him
Stay logged in my friends

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New line of greeting cards #iiw

Stay Logged In My Friends

He is the most interesting man in identity.
  • Google Maps defines distances relative to his current location
  • He creates passwords before he needs them
  • His writing is so concise Twitter restricts him to 70 characters
  • OAuth defines a flow just for him
  • His Flickr page has only a single photo, but is still the most popular
  • His friends ask him to create their passwords because the quirky stories they tell make them so easy to remember.
  • He calculates X.509 signatures in his head .... in Nepalese
  • KI IAF & OIX granted him LOA4 - 'just because'
  • He made Facebook sign his privacy-eroding TOS
I don't always log-in but when I do I prefer SAML.


Tuesday, May 04, 2010