Anakam aquisition creates potential for online ID proofing and authentication

Credit reporting services giant Equifax announced yesterday that it has completed an acquisition of privately-held security software company Anakam, whose identity management and strong authentication technologies will presumably enhance Equifax’s solution set in the identity space,…

Google Apps for Government receives federal authorization to operate from GSA

Google announced today that its public-sector focused cloud computing service, Google Apps for Government, successfully completed a security certification and accreditation (C&A) process and received an authorization to operate (ATO) from the General Services Administration. This…

In letter to Congress, Google says wireless data collection wasn’t the right thing to do, but didn’t break any laws

In response to a request from Congressmen Henry Waxman, Joe Barton, and Edward Markey to Google CEO Eric Schmidt seeking information about the collection of wireless network traffic by the company during the operation of its…

Oregon complaint against Google Street View amended based on 2008 patent application

As Google continues to accede to demands from several European countries and U.S. courts to turn over copies of data it collected over unsecured wireless networks during its Street View program operations, plaintiffs in a class…

Update on Google Street View data collection: Congress asking for answers

While investigations on many aspects of Google’s wireless data collection practices are ongoing in the U.S. and many other European countries (most recently including the Czech Republic), the first major legal action against the company has…

Hard to believe Google’s wi-fi data capture was accidental, may or may not be illegal

With momentum building in many countries for investigations into potential privacy violations and other possible transgressions by Google related to its practice of capturing unencrypted wireless network traffic as a part of its Google Street View…

Microsoft working with German government to implement claims-based ID cards

While promoting the release of its Forefront Identity Manager product set during this week’s RSA conference in San Francisco, Microsoft announced its support for a prototype national ID card system in Germany that is designed to…