Facebook problem statement

People want full ownership and control of their information so they can turn off access to it at any time. At the same time, people also want to be able to bring the information others have shared with them—like email addresses, phone numbers, photos and so on—to other services and grant those services access to […]

OpenID, OAuth UI and tool links

A quick link roundup: From ‘Google OAuth & Federated Login Research‘: “The following provides some guidelines for the user interface define of becoming an OAuth service provider” Detailed notes on UI issues, with screenshots and links to related work (opensocial etc.). Myspace’s OAuth Testing tool: The MySpace OAuth tool creates examples to show external developers […]

Be your own twitter: laconi.ca microblog platform and identi.ca

The laconi.ca microblogging platform is as open as you could hope for. That elusive trinity: open source; open standards; and open content. The project is led by Evan Prodromou (evan) of Wikitravel fame, whose company just launched identi.ca, “an open microblogging service” built with Laconica. These are fast gaining feature-parity with twitter; yesterday we got […]

Google Data APIs (and partial YouTube) supporting OAuth

Building on last month’s announcement of OAuth for the Google Contacts API, this from Wei on the oauth list: Just want to let you know that we officially support OAuth for all Google Data APIs. See blog post: You’ll now be able to use standard OAuth libraries to write code that authenticates users to any […]

Fireeagle IRC bot / OAuth / Dopplr

I noticed people in #geo playing with a fireeagle bot earlier, so I had to try too. danbri: fireup, help? [13:29] fireeagle: danbri: I have just sent you a URL in privmsg, please click on it to authorize. [time passes… things happen behind the scenes…] [13:31] danbri: fireup Leiden, Netherlands [13:31] fireeagle: Updating danbri to […]

OAuth support in Google Accounts and Contacts API

From Wei on the oauth list: We are happy to announce that the Google Contacts Data API now supports OAuth. This is our first step towards OAuth enabling all Google Data APIs. Please note that this is an alpha release and we may make changes to the protocol before the official release. See announcement thread […]