John Fontana

John Fontana is a journalist focusing on access control, identity, privacy and security issues. Currently, he is the Identity Evangelist for strong authentication vendor Yubico, where he writes and edits a blog, as well as, directs several social media channels and represents Yubico at the FIDO Alliance. Prior to Yubico, John spent five years with identity vendor Ping Identity. He also spent 15 years as a senior editor for a variety of publications, including Communications Week, Internet Week and Network World, where he focused on enterprise topics including collaboration, directories, network infrastructure, databases, open source, ERP and security. He covered IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Red Hat, Google among other enterprise vendors. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, CNN, CIO and Mashable.

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Google's FTC privacy report unmasked

Google's FTC privacy report unmasked

Google defends its forthcoming privacy policy changes in a report to the FTC saying that no new data sharing will take place. One privacy agency says Google did not answer all the questions it was required to address.

published February 13, 2012 by

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Gartner: Identity a lever of control; 6 trends for 2012

Gartner: Identity a lever of control; 6 trends for 2012

Six trends will dominate the identity landscape in 2012, according to Gartner. Three are new and three are holdovers from 2011. The trends challenge not only the way IT thinks about identity and how to manage it, but in the technologies and standards available to implement it.

published February 5, 2012 by

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