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[Singapore] Panel: Digital ID, Cloud, and Privacy. Victor Ocampo Co-Chair, APAC SIG DIF 11/08 Identity Week Asia
[virtual] Register for our Education Cluster Event 11/08,14 Velocity Network
An Intro to DIDComm and the Veramo DIDComm Package 11/09 Sam Curren, Nick Reynolds DIF
[virtual] DIF Hackathon Deadline 12/01 [$19,000 prize pool]
OpenID Summit Tokyo 2024 and the 10th Anniversary of OpenID Connect 01/19 Mike Jones
[EU] DIGITAL HORIZONS 360 Sponsorship Invitation. Hospitality Technology Innovation 02/20-21 Spain
Our Take on Verifiable Credentials 2023-11-02 Vittorio Bertocci, Auth0
Vitorio’s last post :’-(
verifiable credentials (VCs) from the point of view of the modern identity practitioner, creating a pragmatic scaffolding we can use to ground the many things being said about VCs nowadays. In a nutshell: We believe VCs will happen, and it’s wise to be prepared for them, but not necessarily for the reasons most commonly found in literature today.
[Video] Bring Your Data with You 2023-10-30 Andrew Yang
UltraPassID CEO Eric Starr delves into data ownership, privacy, and portability. Andrew and Eric discuss how advancements in verifiable credentials can modernize our experience of government, from mobile voting to applying for services.
Cloudless: Computing at the Edge 2023-10-27 Phil Windley
Cloudless computing uses cryptographic identifiers, verifiable data, and location-independent compute1 to move apps to the data wherever it lives, to perform whatever computation needs to be done, at the edge
Permissionless and One-to-One 2023-11-02 Phil Windley
Clive Thompson speaks of the humble cassette tape as a medium that had a a weirdly Internet-like vibe. Clive is focusing on how the cassette tape unlocked creativit
IDnow supports IATA in demonstrating first integrated shopping to travel journey using digital identity 2023-10-30 IDnow
Simplified Orders: Streamlined order generation that eliminates the need for traditional tickets, storing all essential journey details in a verifiable digital credential accessible via a QR code.
Effortless Travel Requirements Check: Pre-journey processes to confirm travel requirements, backed by IATA’s Timatic system.
“Ready to Fly” Simplifying and Securing Check-ins: Enhancing the check-in process by sharing necessary digital documents with the airline, ensuring passengers are ready for their journey.
Contactless Airport Experiences: The potential for a hands-free airport experience, facilitated through biometric gates, from security checks to boarding.
Dhiway's Blockchain Based Identity Solution Revolutionizes Cybersecurity 2023-10-31 TimesTech
while a record or credential might be available in a print-ready format like PDF for easy sharing – the MARK/QR associated with it always provides a current state of the datastream representing the record. In this case, even if anyone attempts to tamper with the printed format – the reference to the anchored dataset provides the actual issued content
[Video] Platform vs Component-Based Solutions 2023-10-17 Indicio Identity Insights
platform solutions offer a more plug and play and less customizable experience that is maintained and owned by a third party. They can be an excellent option for smaller organizations that don’t want to create and maintain their own solutions.
Leica Launches World’s First Camera with Content Credentials 2023-10-26 Content Authenticity
nice to see
[tweet] OIDC4VC compliant issuer and verifier portal is live 2023-11-03 WaltID
issue one or multiple W3C credentials as JWTs Walt.id Portal
Blockchain Wire Integrating Trusted AI with OriginTrail 2023-09-20 Blockchain Wire
The ongoing AI revolution is unlocking new ways to consume complex content but it comes with its own set of challenges like lack of information provenance, hallucinations and poor data governance. Blockchain Wire is set to leverage OriginTrail-powered Trusted AI approach and disrupt the way we consume company news and research information while eliminating the current AI solutions pitfalls.
Veramo, developed by VeramoLabs, a Mesh R&D team, is a modular framework for decentralized identity and verifiable data. It has garnered recognition for its capacity to facilitate secure and user-centric identity solutions. By bringing Veramo into the DIF ecosystem, the project will benefit from DIF's diverse community of experts, ensuring its continued growth and development.
CREDEBL Goes Open Source 2023-11-03 Blockster Labs, Ayan Works
Built on robust open standards, CREDEBL is a full-stack Self-sovereign Identity (SSI) & Digital Credentials Management suite designed to simplify the complex processes of issuance, storage, and provenance of data in real-time.
Who am I, Right Now? Challenges in Identity Management in a Fluid Workplace 2023-10-27 Identity Day Sweden
John predicted that even with animated QR codes and Passkeys, that personal adoption of these new methods was low (even in the audience), therefore focus on NIST compliant passwords (longer is better) coupled with easy-to-use MFA was still essential.
How Enterprises will Learn to Love Decentralized IDs: The Roles of Distributed and Sovereign Identities in our Private Metaverse 2023-10-30 Kuppinger Cole
This report covers KuppingerCole Analysts’ viewpoints on how the coming metaverse will impact current distributed identity and sovereign identity systems and what new technologies are likely to emerge.
I've never been more excited about what I'm working on. That's saying something 2023-10-22 Timothy Ruff
We now have one powerful startup in telecom -- Provenant -- that is set to explode (and herald the end of robocalls, robotexts, and most phone-based spam and phishing), and four stealth-mode startups in healthcare, entertainment, government, and trade & supply chain. Each has world-class talent that Sam and I are proud to be associated with.
Secure, Two-Way Communication is Decentralized Identity’s Secret Sauce to Stopping Financial Scams 2023-10-31 Tim Spring, Indicio
Securing Canada’s Digital Prosperity: Building Trust in Verification and Credentials Is a Shared Imperative 2023-10-31 DIACC
The report follows two Public Trust Forum sessions that brought together members from academia, non-profit organizations, private sector companies and provincial and territorial governments. Participants spoke in-depth about the challenges, opportunities, and considerations for creating the conditions to enable made-in-Canada solutions.
[Bhutan] Anticipating the (un)Trustables: A Glimpse into Bhutan’s Digital Transformation 2023-11-02 Continuum Loop
Our debut episode promises an enthralling journey to Bhutan, spotlighting its pioneering National Digital Identity (NDI) project. But this isn’t just another tech talk. It’s a narrative of ambition, collaboration, and the pivotal moments that shape a nation’s digital future.
Last Chance to fix eIDAS: Secret EU law threatens Internet security 2023-11-02 Mozilla
Over 400 cyber security experts, researchers and NGOs sign an open letter sounding the alarm
[...] These changes radically expand the capability of EU governments to surveil their citizens by ensuring cryptographic keys under government control can be used to intercept encrypted web traffic across the EU.
[German, EIDAS] T-Systems provides digital identities for cloud project Gaia X heise online
T-Systems' ID solutions are based on electronic identity cards. Since the "ePerso" cannot be loaded directly onto the device on most smartphones for technical reasons, the IT group outsources the ID data to a cloud solution that is strictly shielded with encryption on the Internet.
Mobile Number as a Verifiable Credential in eIDAS 2.0 Wallets 2023-10-06 GSMA Europe
This document then studies the feasibility of adding a verified mobile number to the European Digital Identity Wallet as a Qualified Electronic Attribute Attestation issued by the MNO it is currently bound to. This proposal will enable discussions with the eIDAS ecosystem in order to initiate the specification process.
Identity not SSI
[Privacy] How cars have become the biggest threat to privacy 2023-11-02
[Biometrics] Behind Fingerprint Biometrics: How It Works and Why It Matters 2023-10-31 1Kosmos
[Fraud] Ghosting fraud: Are you doing business with the dead? 2023-10-30 IDnow
[Governance] Coordi-nations: A New Institutional Structure for Global Cooperation 2023-06-13 Jessy Kate Schingler, Berkman Klein
Makes you think….
House Dems seek guardrails for law enforcement’s use of facial recognition 2023-10-30 NextGov
[Videos] Minors' Online Privacy & Safety Legislation Updates, the Age Verification Debate, and Engagement Trends 10/18 PRIVO's Fall Virtual Forum
The Age Assurance and Verification Debate 2023-11-03 Identity Praxis
The Age Assurance and Verification Debate with Jason Keley from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Denise Tayloe from Privo, Iain Corby from the Age Assurance Providers Association (44:00 min). You can watch Michael’s and the rest of the forum sessions here
Technical Standards Bodies are Regulators 2023-11-01 MNot
While passkeys are great, they don't fully address the issue of session cookie theft 2023-11-03 Mr_TylerMorgan
[GitHub] Device Bound Session Credentials 2023-10-24 Web Incubator CG
to reduce account hijacking caused by cookie theft. It does so by introducing a protocol and browser infrastructure to maintain and prove possession of a cryptographic key. The main challenge with cookies as an authentication mechanism is that they only lend themselves to bearer-token schemes
[WICG] Standards, Browsers, and Identity Wallets 2023-11-03 Spherical Cow
WICG Identity Credential project is building on an existing API called the Credential Management API. According to the proposed project charter, the Credential Management API is “designed to delegate the user experience to the browser, such as presenting digital wallet(s) from which users can select a requested credential.
Web 3 ID
Nick Johnson: ENS - Multichain ENS Domains and Decentralised Identities Epicenter Podcast