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Morning, everybody. How you doing today on this episode of the show. We're going to talk about pornography and identity. Now hopefully this doesn't get caught by a very social media and networks filtering algorithm. But there's a very legitimate discussion to be had here. No two articles Cross My Stream over the last few days seemingly unrelated, but both tied to the idea of digital identity.

The first is irrelevant here in Canada are major Banks got together over the last few years and created a new identity Services just about to launch called verified. Me and the idea here is that you'll have one centralized identity service online that will enable you to access various Financial products and then in the future who knows it's an interesting concept and it does really tackle.

The core challenge for financial services is around fraud and you know, verifying user identity. That's absolutely critical. What does raise the question? Why do you need an independent service, isn't it good enough that I have an account with bank a and if I do business with bank B, I can do that.

We have other ways of verifying Financial identity through government documents through credit checks at verifying information on those credit checks things like that. I'm not sure what need this solves other than what they're saying is you're a server. Your products which is always sort of ominous. Now keep that in the back of your head for a minute in the New York Times this week.

There was an interesting article about the end result of a new law or a recent legislation and that happened in the UK now, it's not brexit. Thankfully we're talking about non-political UK issues. So the digital economy Act of 2017 in the UK essentially put in a number of regulations around how the internet was used in served up in the country.

And one of the biggest key ones is sort of is starting to come into effect now and that's around preventing kids from stumbling across pornography online at least that was said and stated intent behind the lawn essentially what it means is that in addition to the country-level filtering that the UK already does over certain content in the on the internet have served up by there is because they're going to be adding an age verification for pornographic content.

This isn't necessarily a bad idea in theory as soon as you implement it though. There's a lot of problems. Now the York Times article goes on to it to call out the specific challenges around by the way that this law is coming to in fact and how mine people mindgeek which is a international pornographic conglomerate is essentially getting handed a monopoly and a leg up on their competitors by the UK government, which is somewhat ironic that but that's not what I wanted to talk to you about.

The what I want to talk to you about was the concept yes to the concept is that they are going to put age gates in for people trying to access pornography. And in order to pass those age-gate. They're not the simple ones that you see on like Sony's PS4 store or on some other sites with her basically just tell us your birthday.

As long as you put in something. I put you over 18 you get in these are actually verifying with government documentation. So a lot of the the systems that have been proposed that are being kicked around or sort of like take a selfie. Load it with a copy of your driver's license or government ID in order to gain access to these sites.

Now, there's obviously some very significant concerns around information at personal information. This is obviously critical personally identifiable information. How are these companies going to handle it? But also there's obvious conflict of interest challenges if the pornography companies are in charge of verifying me the age that we are not going to tackle here in this episode.

What we are going to tackle is looking at verify. Me and looking at the digital economy Act APUSH for age are getting walls around pornographic content is the very concept of identity and that's critical the cybersecurity. It's critical to your online privacy. And I remember conversation I had back with a friend and colleague in the city public service years ago around a massive identity project.

They were spitting up and they were asking me what my opinion on it and he was and I said because most people think when they go into an identity You have one identity Your Mark you're looking at Mark Mark's talking to you and hear you go over there a different aspects of my identity that are relevant in different areas of my digital and personal life.

We saw this a bit a couple episodes ago on mornings with Mark here around Facebooking Information Management, the same thing applies when it comes to Identity now, when I am interacting with my financial institution, there is a deeper level of information that I'm comfortable sharing. I'm obviously legally required to give them certain government identifying information.

They have my financial information. I want them to be able to access our investment information that may sit at another Institute. There's a level there if I'm dealing with my doctor, there's obviously a much deeper health information personal information sharing your health information that I want my doctor to have but I don't want my doctor in my financed crossover.

I don't need my doctor to know about my mortgage or my investments. I don't need my bank to know about any health conditions or the state of my health in General Tso identity on a very simple level means multiple different facets. All Associated back to me. The question is who has control here in this why I wanted to bring this up is that both of these scenarios essentially give a centralized concept of identity for one vertical and I don't know if that's a healthy thing.

This is one of these episodes words can be raised in a ton of questions. Not a lot of answers. If you're setting up your employees in your team's you want one identity and then you give them different permissions based on that identity different information access, but should that work identity track them later on or should be a social.

Other identities, I don't know if it really is an interesting scenario another one where this comes up a lot. I'm specially in my CBC Radio column is around kids. So you think about Google G suite for Education being used or an Office 365 education specifically for Education. The G suite for education is that these kids have an educational G Suite account? And they have the ability to roll that over into a real account when they graduate an angel out of the out of the school system, but even while they're in the school system, everything's being accumulated under the protection of the educational privacy and terms of service privacy policy and terms of service, but there are certain services in Google that don't get Associated under that policy or don't fall into that policy.

So there still information being tracked to this sort of Shadow account. They know it's a concept but it doesn't have a full detail. So there's there's all these different aspects of identity and I think it's really boils down to you. No privacy as a core component of privacy. And it's up to us to be able to control it.

The challenges is that means basically decentralization that there's some really interesting decentralization efforts underway some Consortium that are trying to put it out. It's really interesting technological uses of this and but at the end of the day, I think anybody dealing with your own online identities dealing with cyber-security.

The only privacy you need to understand that there is a difference in identities. You are yourself at but you need all these little fractional facades of identities that associate back to you so that you can use them in certain contacts at certain times and you see users and you see people online doing this themselves by setting up accounts that they use only for certain amount of time.

So they'll email accounts that they use for a shopping they've email account to use for correspond at the sports leagues and stuff like that. That's a people trying to work around this fundamental problem is that we have no decentralized Wayne Ice Age essential as soon as you don't want to push the authority and the value of the identity of the Place a but you need to be able to better manage these sort of fractional identities as you go online and efforts like the digital economy act in the UK like the verified.

Me here in Canada are interesting pushes. I understand the problem. They're trying to solve but I think they're actually going to create more issues. I'm in more serious issues then they actually address. What do you think? Let me know hit me up online at Mark NCAA in the comments down below is always and buy email me at Mark n.

CA identity is a fascinating topic. That should be a really good discussion to look forward to having it with you and seeing you on the next episode of the show. Morning, everybody. How you doing today on this episode of the show. We're going to talk about pornography and identity.

Now hopefully this doesn't get caught by a very social media and networks filtering algorithm. But there's a very legitimate discussion to be had here. No two articles Cross My Stream over the last few days seemingly unrelated, but both tied to the idea of digital identity. The first is irrelevant here in Canada are major Banks got together over the last few years and created a new identity Services just about to launch called verified.

Me and the idea here is that you'll have one centralized identity service online that will enable you to access various Financial products and then in the future who knows it's an interesting concept and it does really tackle. The core challenge for financial services is around fraud and you know, verifying user identity.

That's absolutely critical. What does raise the question? Why do you need an independent service, isn't it good enough that I have an account with bank a and if I do business with bank B, I can do that. We have other ways of verifying Financial identity through government documents through credit checks at verifying information on those credit checks things like that.

I'm not sure what need this solves other than what they're saying is you're a server. Your products which is always sort of ominous. Now keep that in the back of your head for a minute in the New York Times this week. There was an interesting article about the end result of a new law or a recent legislation and that happened in the UK now, it's not brexit.

Thankfully we're talking about non-political UK issues. So the digital economy Act of 2017 in the UK essentially put in a number of regulations around how the internet was used in served up in the country. And one of the biggest key ones is sort of is starting to come into effect now and that's around preventing kids from stumbling across pornography online at least that was said and stated intent behind the lawn essentially what it means is that in addition to the country-level filtering that the UK already does over certain content in the on the internet have served up by there is because they're going to be adding an age verification for pornographic content.

This isn't necessarily a bad idea in theory as soon as you implement it though. There's a lot of problems. Now the York Times article goes on to it to call out the specific challenges around by the way that this law is coming to in fact and how mine people mindgeek which is a international pornographic conglomerate is essentially getting handed a monopoly and a leg up on their competitors by the UK government, which is somewhat ironic that but that's not what I wanted to talk to you about.

The what I want to talk to you about was the concept yes to the concept is that they are going to put age gates in for people trying to access pornography. And in order to pass those age-gate. They're not the simple ones that you see on like Sony's PS4 store or on some other sites with her basically just tell us your birthday.

As long as you put in something. I put you over 18 you get in these are actually verifying with government documentation. So a lot of the the systems that have been proposed that are being kicked around or sort of like take a selfie. Load it with a copy of your driver's license or government ID in order to gain access to these sites.

Now, there's obviously some very significant concerns around information at personal information. This is obviously critical personally identifiable information. How are these companies going to handle it? But also there's obvious conflict of interest challenges if the pornography companies are in charge of verifying me the age that we are not going to tackle here in this episode.

What we are going to tackle is looking at verify. Me and looking at the digital economy Act APUSH for age are getting walls around pornographic content is the very concept of identity and that's critical the cybersecurity. It's critical to your online privacy. And I remember conversation I had back with a friend and colleague in the city public service years ago around a massive identity project.

They were spitting up and they were asking me what my opinion on it and he was and I said because most people think when they go into an identity You have one identity Your Mark you're looking at Mark Mark's talking to you and hear you go over there a different aspects of my identity that are relevant in different areas of my digital and personal life.

We saw this a bit a couple episodes ago on mornings with Mark here around Facebooking Information Management, the same thing applies when it comes to Identity now, when I am interacting with my financial institution, there is a deeper level of information that I'm comfortable sharing. I'm obviously legally required to give them certain government identifying information.

They have my financial information. I want them to be able to access our investment information that may sit at another Institute. There's a level there if I'm dealing with my doctor, there's obviously a much deeper health information personal information sharing your health information that I want my doctor to have but I don't want my doctor in my financed crossover.

I don't need my doctor to know about my mortgage or my investments. I don't need my bank to know about any health conditions or the state of my health in General Tso identity on a very simple level means multiple different facets. All Associated back to me. The question is who has control here in this why I wanted to bring this up is that both of these scenarios essentially give a centralized concept of identity for one vertical and I don't know if that's a healthy thing.

This is one of these episodes words can be raised in a ton of questions. Not a lot of answers. If you're setting up your employees in your team's you want one identity and then you give them different permissions based on that identity different information access, but should that work identity track them later on or should be a social.

Other identities, I don't know if it really is an interesting scenario another one where this comes up a lot. I'm specially in my CBC Radio column is around kids. So you think about Google G suite for Education being used or an Office 365 education specifically for Education. The G suite for education is that these kids have an educational G Suite account? And they have the ability to roll that over into a real account when they graduate an angel out of the out of the school system, but even while they're in the school system, everything's being accumulated under the protection of the educational privacy and terms of service privacy policy and terms of service, but there are certain services in Google that don't get Associated under that policy or don't fall into that policy.

So there still information being tracked to this sort of Shadow account. They know it's a concept but it doesn't have a full detail. So there's there's all these different aspects of identity and I think it's really boils down to you. No privacy as a core component of privacy. And it's up to us to be able to control it.

The challenges is that means basically decentralization that there's some really interesting decentralization efforts underway some Consortium that are trying to put it out. It's really interesting technological uses of this and but at the end of the day, I think anybody dealing with your own online identities dealing with cyber-security.

The only privacy you need to understand that there is a difference in identities. You are yourself at but you need all these little fractional facades of identities that associate back to you so that you can use them in certain contacts at certain times and you see users and you see people online doing this themselves by setting up accounts that they use only for certain amount of time.

So they'll email accounts that they use for a shopping they've email account to use for correspond at the sports leagues and stuff like that. That's a people trying to work around this fundamental problem is that we have no decentralized Wayne Ice Age essential as soon as you don't want to push the authority and the value of the identity of the Place a but you need to be able to better manage these sort of fractional identities as you go online and efforts like the digital economy act in the UK like the verified.

Me here in Canada are interesting pushes. I understand the problem. They're trying to solve but I think they're actually going to create more issues. I'm in more serious issues then they actually address. What do you think? Let me know hit me up online at Mark NCAA in the comments down below is always and buy email me at Mark n.

CA identity is a fascinating topic. That should be a really good discussion to look forward to having it with you and seeing you on the next episode of the show.