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Microsoft finally abandons their goofy passport scheme
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|Remember Passport? This was one of the many "world changing" schemes Microsoft wanted to push. In this case, the big mega-corporation suggested that you, the gullible consumer, entrust all your personal information, credit cards, passwords, etc., to Microsoft, accessible with a single password. For some strange reason, nobody other than a small number of stupid/coerced corporations and vendors actually embraced this wholly boneheaded idea. Then of course, the whole scheme was cracked and shown to be insecure. And now, for some strange reason, Microsoft is giving up on foisting this crazy idea on users. When a company can't keep their own products secure, it's a bad idea to promote equally incomplete personal privacy schemes. This idea apparently didn't even get past the red states!
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