So single signon standard
So this is basicly a single signon for wirelessnetworks and in that its not just wifi but also open to the xg mobile networks.
This has its positives and negatives on many levels. Yes easier for non geeks to have there fun, whilst at the same time allowing you to be tracked just that bit easier and also being open to another form of passport theft.
One aspect that will appeal to the mobile telco's is that it allows them to passoff the mobile phone network onto wifi ala femtocell. If they can do that and still charge you for making a call you could of made via skype over wifi, they will be all for that. As well as being able to sell it as better coverage and tie your passport onto one of there branded phones/SIM's and in that offering them the ability to secure there customer base into new technologies and to potentual eat into the whole credit card market, passport control, and down the line having your sim chip implanted into you at birth with the world run by the mobile telco companies. Maybe, sure somebody has done a book already.
Still as long as the Reg Blanks of the world can login the hard way, then everybody will end up not even realise that they will get sold a identity card dressed up in the name of making your life easier and having you activly market yourself.
Hope it's secure, the tools for the mobile telco's are now comming into place, will they use them and will this casue WIFI to become the new femtocell. Though BT do have alot of this technology inplace already with there phone/braodband/wifi customers, just those extra details and they suddenly BT becomes a name on the street again.
Interesting times ahead.