Sun Microsystems Inc. is releasing its digital rights management (DRM) project under an open-source licence, in hopes of driving a unified standard in the technology used to protect digital media such as music and movies, the company announced.
Identity theft is fast becoming the new bete noire of the cyberworld, crowding out spyware, spam and viruses for that dubious honour. During the past several months, the media have splashed increasingly frightening cover stories, consumer alerts and other breaking news about people who
Standards body the Liberty Alliance Project believes it can contribute something currently missing from the ongoing debate on tackling identity theft -- a lexicon of terms defining exactly what constitutes ID theft. The alliance, which focuses on developing open standards for federated network identity, revealed its work on the lexicon Tuesday.
Online auctioneer eBay Inc. will stop supporting Microsoft Corp.'s .Net Passport identification system by the end of January. EBay users who currently use Passport will have to log in to the service directly through eBay, the company said in a statement on its Web site posted late last month. Users who currently receive eBay updates called eBay Notifications through Microsoft's .Net alerts service have to switch to eBay messaging methods, it said.
Industry consortium The Liberty Alliance Project published the final version of its Phase 2 specifications Wednesday and named five companies that will be releasing identity management products that support the new standards.