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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

February 13, 2012 by in Google

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.

Privacy vs. digital age: Where's the balance?

January 26, 2012 by in Social Enterprise

Privacy vs. digital age: Where's the balance?

The digital age is launching an assault on privacy as we've known it. As social sites collect more and more data how will attitudes toward privacy change. And what can be done from a self-regulation, legal and end-user stand point to put more control back into the hands of consumers.

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