May 28, 2005

Microsoft, HP partner on national ID systems

I was going to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt (yes, go ahead and laugh), but apparently that is not going to be possible. They are clearly active partners with HP:

Microsoft, HP partner on national ID systems
Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft (Profile, Products, Articles) are working together to offer governments national identity systems built on the .Net platform.

The tech giants have been working on a code base that will allow them to offer a set of technology components for functions such as online and offline demographic and biometric data capture, regional verification and registration, and document lifecycle management.

They unveiled their plan to target worldwide governments with the technologies at an event in Geneva on Friday. HP is bringing its hardware and consulting services to the table, while Microsoft is supplying software products such as its Server 2003 Enterprise Edition and BizTalk Server 2004. The companies are tapping partners in the security market, such as biometric technology vendors and public key infrastructure (PKI) providers, to offer specific national identity systems.

(thanks to rockchucker at TCF)


Anonymous Brad Spangler said...

Microsoft, huh? Quit voluntarily paying these guys to screw you over.

Get Vector Linux SOHO 5.0

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BUilt around MIcro$oft, eh?

That pretty much guarentees that the system is easily hackable.

10:36 AM  

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