Beyond Nymwars: An Analysis Of The Online Identity Battleground presented at Shmoocon 2013

by Aestetix ,

Tags: Security

Summary : Originally inspired by getting suspended from Google Plus in the #nymwars fiasco, aestetix set out exploring a multitude of facets of both online and offline identity. It turns out that identity touches a lot of topics: trust, security, free expression, and even establishing how and where we exist in society. This talk will cover, with guidance from experts like Carl Jung, both an overview of identity in general, as well as a look at current online identity solutions, where they break, and new proposals to create better solutions.
Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby aestetix... His father told him that story: his father looked at him through a glass: he had a hairy face. He was baby aestetix. The moocow came down the road where Google Plus lived: Google sold online identity information.*