John Fontana's blog traverses the evolving digital identity landscape and its intersection with the cloud, compliance, audit, privacy, mobile computing, API integration and security.
John Fontana is a journalist focusing on authentication, identity, privacy and security issues. Currently, he is the Identity Evangelist for strong authentication vendor Yubico, where he also blogs about industry issues and standards work, including the FIDO Alliance.
A federal court denies a woman's appeal in a case where she said turning over her password to decrypt files was a violation of her Fifth Amendment rights.
A privacy group replies to the Federal Trade Commission's request to dismiss a lawsuit seeking a court ruling to compel the federal agency to enforce a consent order levied against Google as part of a privacy case settlement.
A woman who argued that providing a password to authorities was a violation of her Fifth Amendment rights has filed an appeal in her case and is now also citing the Fourth Amendment.
A federal court has agreed to an accelerated briefing schedule in a privacy case that could affect the rollout of Google's new privacy policies.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center is suing the Federal Trade Commission in federal court to compel the agency to stop Google from rolling out its new privacy policies.
The government's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace takes its most important step to date by releasing recommendations for turning the effort over to the private sector.
The Mozilla Foundation is inviting all email providers to adopt its BrowserID technology and begin validating their users' log-ins to Web sites that support the protocol.