We really need insightful approaches like these to use the positive power of social approaches to modifying behavior. When we think of all the risky, threatening stuff that goes on through the Internet and other aspects of society, most of it is really affected and changed by our collective conscience and peer pressure rather than legislation or police action. Obviously we wont ever eliminate the need for policy and enforcement, but it doesn’t need to be our first choice to handle problems. How about conversation, discussion, and community for a change?
This took a while to litigate, but it is encouraging that we now may be seeing some sanctions for the open and intrusive abuse of identity and privacy by social media providers. Sure, the service is “free” to the user, but commercialization of individual identity and personal data requires asking permission in a way that isn’t just “fine print” jargon.
Multi-factor authentication is the wave of the future. Lets not let it get away from us.
Here’s an interesting appliance that offers two-factor authentication for added security. Watch for an increasing number of devices that will help with identity and scurity.
We really hope that one or more of these device vendors gets it right. Apple’s attempts get mixed reviews because of the cost and the closed systems that they demand. Yes, the cloud will become more and more unbiquitous. Users will still want to know where their “stuff” is stored and what may happen to it in the future – ya know, a year from now!
Another of the new technologies that promise to protect our devices and, possible, our identity itself from the bad guys.