Handing control of our biometric identities to a handful of trillion-dollar American gatekeeper corporations isn’t the good news you might think it is.

(Don’t forget, the W3C is the standards body of surveillance capitalism.)

In a non-corporate world, your “password” could be so much more… It could be, for example, a mnemonic for the key to a facet of your self that you (and you alone) own and control.


#w3c #fido #passwords #identity #access #surveillance #capitalism


@aral I talked about this issue in a post for Purism recently. As you allude, the prime motivator for this move to the passwordless future is to anchor trust in these vendors so people are dependent on them for security. Passwords are one of the last areas where a person has some level of control over their own security in these ecosystems.


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