Thursday, March 6, 2008

Microsoft Buys Credentica U-Prove

It was announced today that Microsoft has purchased Credntica's U-Prove technology.

Trust (and privacy) is a key aspect of connectedness. We share more with people we trust and less with those we don't. As Kim Cameron puts it, U-Prove works on a "need to know" basis. If a web site proves worthy we might share more details and the Info Card with U-Prove will make that easier to accomplish.

We will eventually see adoption of Info Cards as a mechanism. Adoption is slow but this bit of news will undoubtedly move things along.

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