Dan Morrill works in Interactive Media and Cloud delivery systems for Comics Forge as the COO. He has been blogging since 2003 covering different emerging technologies, management and information security. Dan works as a founding member of a number of startups, including Startup Academy International and Dead Tree Comics. His interests are in intellectual property protection, piracy, and information security as it applies to cloud computing. He also has a deep interest in media, mobile computing, and education.. His personal blog is here,  his other pro-blog is here .

2 responses to “Facebook, Employers, and your username and password as a federated identity”

  1. SteveMacc

    You bring up some good points, but they are all ones I’ve heard discussed again and again in the tech press. Here’s one I’ve not heard discussed: Even if I am okay giving my credentials to a potential employer giving him access to all of my personal information. I don’t have permission to share the personal information of my 500-plus friends. By giving my login information to a potential employer I am also giving him or her access to all of my friends’ data without their permission or even knowledge. I guess I’d have to ask them first. Secondly, if I’m not mistaken, as of January 1, 2012, I believe it is illegal in the state of California for someone other than the user to log in to any online account. In effect the employer would be committing identity theft as soon as they use your credentials to log in to your account.

  2. dan

    steve, that is also an awesome point, it will be interesting to see what happens when this goes to court for the first time.