Okta Buying Competitor Auth0 For $6.5 Billion

Okta has announced it is buying Auth0, in a deal worth an estimated $6.5 billion.

Identity Is the Central Platform For Companies To Embrace Cloud

“They’re going from a world where they were thinking about cloud computing, firewalls, and VPNs, and now they’re thinking about identity as being the central platform to really embrace the cloud, create a great digital experience for customers, and also keep it all secure, says Okta CEO Todd McKinnon”

Kim Kardashian ID Thief Sentenced

Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to fall into the hands of an identity thief. No, she did not take part in the many identity frauds and scams that have been making their rounds, however Luis Flores, Jr, 19, was…

Underage Girls Targeted For Sex In Intricate Facebook Fake Identity Scam

Since the advent of the internet, people have always cited the relative “anonymity” that it provides as both a strength and a danger. Are people really who they say they are? Anyone who’s a member of any online community knows…

Google+ Will Support Pseudonyms In the Future

In a surprising turn of events, it appears that Google will start letting users of Google+ have profiles for pseudonyms. Google has taken a very strict stance on this until now. Vic Gundotra revealed at the Web 2.0 Summit that…

The Ever-Changing World of Social Media

Google+ is growing a lot now that it’s open to the public. It’s worth noting, but there is a much bigger picture in the social media competition conversation than Facebook users vs. Google+ users. Do you use any Google product?…

Google+ is About Your Identity

Google+, while still young, can be a lot of different things to a lot of different people. As time goes on, it will no doubt serve many more purposes. We still have brand pages to look forward to after all,…

Google Looks to Make ID Info More Transparent

Google has an interesting post on its Public Policy blog, talking about how users can identify (or not identify) themselves, when using Google services. The company says it’s looking at ways to make such information more transparent.

According to Google there are three types of product use, and they each "have a home" at Google, but for different purposes:

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

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.