Aug 042010
 
 August 4, 2010  Online

Thomas Claburn reports:

Google researchers have proposed a way to prevent online identity providers from amassing information about Internet users that could harm user privacy if exposed.

In a paper presented last month at the 10th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium in Berlin, Germany, Google associate product manager intern Arkajit Dey and software engineer Stephen Weis describe a system called PseudoID that uses blind cryptographic signatures to generate a pseudonym to log into Web sites through a federated identity system without revealing the user’s identity.

Read more in InformationWeek.

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