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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FTC asked to probe Google+, search integration

FTC asked to probe Google+, search integration

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission asking it to investigate Google's integration of Google+ and Google Search. EPIC cites the FTC's ongoing antitrust investigation of Google and Google's April 2011 settlement with the FTC over deceptive privacy practices.

January 12, 2012 by in Enterprise Software

Passwords tangled in Fifth Amendment

Passwords tangled in Fifth Amendment

A bank fraud case in Colorado could help determine the legal protection of users who password protect data. In the case, a woman is arguing that giving up her password to unlock encrypted data stored on a laptop is a violation of her Fifth Amendment rights.

January 9, 2012 by in Laptops

Who are you?

Who are you?

John Fontana is joining ZDNet to author a blog around identity and its implications for privacy, security, mobile computing, social networking and other topics. Here is a look at his background and the two-way dialogue he hopes to have with readers.

January 5, 2012 by in Enterprise Software

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