Risks of poor design means huge potential security problems

Jerry Fishenden, who is Microsoft's National Technology Officer for the UK, just contributed this first rate piece to the Scotsman: A WELL-DESIGNED UK national identity card could help tackle many problems, including the upward trend in identity fraud and theft. But important technical, security and privacy issues need to be tackled to ensure its success. … Continue reading Risks of poor design means huge potential security problems

Piggly Wiggly leads the way!

Today Barry McPeake sent me this five-star eye-popper from Baseline Magazine – “The Project Management Center”. This is for “mature” audiences only – reader discretion advised: “Are you ready for your warehouse to become a privacy battlefront? “If not, keep your eye on the United Kingdom. One of the largest trade unions there, GMB, is … Continue reading Piggly Wiggly leads the way!

Eric's open letter to Bill Gates and Microsoft

Never a prisoner to small ambition, my good friend Eric Norlin has put together an open letter to Bill Gates and Microsoft – what he calls “the ultimate act of hubris — telling the most successful software company in the history of the world how they *should* be running things… ” As Doc says, markets … Continue reading Eric's open letter to Bill Gates and Microsoft

Intriguing new identity technology

Nature magazine has published an intriguing report called Fingerprinting Documents and Packaging that suggests the possibility of interacting digitally with paper documents without the use of RFID tags or modifications to current production processes. According to the authors: “We have found that almost all paper documents, plastic cards and product packaging contain a unique physical … Continue reading Intriguing new identity technology