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Google’s Open Web Advocate Talks White House Web ID Plan

Google’s Open Web Advocate Talks White House Web ID Plan

By Chris Crum January 18, 2011 | 53 Comments

As previously reported, the White House is working on a "National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace" or NSTIC, in which it has placed the Commerce Department in charge of an "Identity Ecosystem". The initiative has drawn a mixture of praise and criticism, and judging by our own readers’ comments, there is a whole lot of criticism. More on this here.

Google Friend Connect Opens Up To Blogger
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Google has announced Google Friend Connect can now be integrated with its blogging platform Blogger.

Google says since adding its Following feature on Blogger, it has been used by almost three million blogs, which breaks down to someone following a new blog every second.

TypePad Connects You Via Google, Yahoo, AOL, WordPress, Etc.
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Six Apart has made it simple for nearly anyone to sign in to TypePad Connect with other existing accounts via OpenID. If you have an account with Google, Yahoo, Blogger, Vox, LiveJournal, Wordpress.com, or AOL, you can easily sign in.

Flock Works With MySpace On OpenID

Good news for those who are users of the Flock browser, the company announced today that it now supports OpenID.

Flock worked with MySpace and Vidoop to develop OpenID in the browser. Flock says that it now offers the most comprehensive discovery and management capabilities for OpenID currently available.

OpenID for Flock is now available to all Flock 2.0 users as an alpha extension. It’s available for download at https://extensions.flock.com and http://vidoop.com/labs/.

Google (Sort Of) Embraces OpenID
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Although this makes some security professionals want to give them a three-hour lecture, lots of people use the same password for a number of different online accounts.  It’s just easy.  Easier still is the concept of OpenID, and Google has become an OpenID provider.

Usability Troubles for Yahoo OpenID

On the Yahoo Developer Network Blog, Allen Tom discussed the findings of a study conducted regarding the use of Yahoo!’s OpenID service. While the users who participated were enthusiastic with the concept of OpenID, the results weren’t great.

MySpace May Board OpenID Bandwagon

MySpace may be making a move in the direction of universal logins, according to a new report.  The problem – aside from traditional security concerns – is that the social network sounds more eager to issue OpenID identities than accept ones established elsewhere.

OpenID? Try Open To ID Phishing
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As major Internet players back OpenID, we were reminded of an Amsterdam computer student pointing out a trio of scenarios that makes the prospect of OpenID’s single sign-on method a scary prospect.

Microsoft, Google Sign On To OpenID
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A single sign-on system run by OpenID gained a few powerful tech companies for its board.

OpenID Attracts Yahoo’s Support

Maybe you know one, or maybe you are one, but if you’re not in either of those groups, believe me: there are people with spreadsheets full of user names and passwords, pages of the things for separate purposes and sites.  Now Yahoo’s doing its part to eliminate the confusion by supporting the OpenID 2.0 standard.OpenID Attracts Yahoo's Support

Google OpenID Trials

What with social network APIs and mobile phones, Google has gotten all open and loving all of a sudden. It’s next step in taking over the world is the trial of OpenID for Blogger in Draft (it’s testing area for Blogger).

With the adoption of OpenID, commenters on Blogger blogs will be able to use their “one login fits all” username and password when leaving a comment.

Techniques for Stopping Blog Spam

Spam is one of those features that comes with a blog and stopping it isn’t quite as easy as it should be. Here are a few ideas to help you out.

WordPress Blog as an OpenID

OpenID ? WordPress.com Wow this is really smart. You can now use your WordPress blog as an OpenID.

From Simon:

"Are you fed up with having to remember dozens of usernames and password? Does the idea of creating yet another account on yet another site leave you cold?

OpenID – The Good and Bad

I’ve had some interesting conversations with people lately regarding OpenID. What is OpenID?

OpenID’s Tipping Point

The noise and interest around OpenID, a distributed and open lightweight identity system, has been growing for a few years now, but my sense is that it has dramatically accelerated in recent months.

Technorati and OpenID

Technorati Weblog: Blog Claiming with OpenId – Technorati is out with an announcement that they are going to begin to support OpenID as a way for blog authors to associate their identity with their blog.