John Fontana

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.

Latest Posts

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.

January 26, 2012 by

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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

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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

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