[fosscomm] Microsoft wants to be part of UID proj : Bill Gates

jtd jtd at mtnl.net.in
Sat Jul 25 06:35:11 PDT 2009

On Saturday 25 July 2009, Vivek Khurana wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 2:08 PM, jtd <jtd at mtnl.net.in> wrote:
> > Actually extremely difficult. Which is why you cant be within a mile of
> > M$. You need to have some biometric characteristic as part of the id
> > generation process.
> > And it must be very accurate - one in a few billion and very repeatable.
> > And this biometric characteristic must be field checkable.
> > And you have to have the entire tech chain secured yet easily accessible.
>  So you mean to say that an organization that cant make a secure OS and
> browser will be able to provide this kind of accurate measurement ?
> Secondly the measurement part will be done by devices which are not
> manufactured by M$. The software is going to interface with the hardware
> device and fetch the value recorded by the device. So what exactly is M$
> providing in this process which can be counted as a specialization of M$ ?

Escape clause. The system will be proven to be crackable.

And mind you BG is being very generous with his foundation money. No the two 
have no link whatsoever.


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