Yahoo OpenID plan spotlights privacy issues

Monday, 21 January 2008, 12:00 AM EST

The announcement this week by Yahoo that it is planning to test a beta version of its Yahoo ID that supports the OpenID 2.0 protocol has thrown a bright spotlight on the quickly growing online identity-management system.

As of Jan. 30, any of Yahoo's 248 million users will be able to log in to OpenID-compatible sites using a special version of their Yahoo log-in. When Yahoo users go to a site using the OpenID protocol, they will either see a special Yahoo log-in field, or they can type "yahoo.com" into an OpenID field to start the log-in process.

At CIO Today.

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