Passwords suck, but centralized proprietary services are not the answer

A session at LibrePlanet 2013

Sunday 24th March, 2013

2:20pm to 3:30pm (EST)

Passwords are a big problem online and a lot of websites have turned to centralized services to handle logins for them. It's a disturbing trend from a privacy/surveillance point of view, but from a software freedom point of view, it's also turning these proprietary services into core dependencies.

That's why Mozilla is building Persona, a new federated and cross-browser system which makes identity a standard part of the browser. It's simple, privacy-sensitive and entirely free software.

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François Marier

Passionate about decentralization and software freedom. Security & privacy engineer at Mozilla.

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Time 2:20pm3:30pm EST

Date Sun 24th March 2013

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