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.

inkl.com/a/aRxNlETAxrA

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

Follow

@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.

puri.sm/posts/microsoft-ruined

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Librem Social

Librem Social is an opt-in public network. Messages are shared under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license terms. Policy.

Stay safe. Please abide by our code of conduct.

(Source code)

image/svg+xml Librem Chat image/svg+xml