Identity is complicated, defined both by our social facts and personal choices.Identity may be that which makes us individual or unique, or signals that we belong to a certain group or community.Our identity speaks to who we are and how others may recognize us using our faces, eyes, fingerprints, handwriting, genes, voices, or even thought patterns.
Online and off, identity may be obscured or authenticated, as people may seek, steal, and claim a dizzying range of identities across places and time.
Some people may seek anonymity or persistent pseudonymity, seeking to evade censorship, repression, or prosecution, depending upon the states they live within.
Others may claim public namespaces on Google, Facebook, Twitter, or other social networks that then enable them to identify themselves to other services.
People who work with sensitive data or proprietary information in industry or government may use cards, tokens, and biometric scanners to verify their identity before they can access secure networks or areas.
Since 've got my new dir-655 router, one PC is acting strange It's a Dell Latitude D430 which has been working fine with my previous (SMC) router.
The wireless connection of this system works fine, but when connected via the LAN connector, you will see that little connection animation (which you see when you get a DHCP address assigned as well)but only now it tells "Validating Identity" The connection works so their is no real problem, it's just very annoying. Product: DIR-655 - HW Version: A2 - FW Version: 1.33NAb01Product: DAP-1522 - HW Version: A1 FW: 1.20Product: DWA-643 - HW Version: A1 - FW Version: 2.0Product: DWA-160 - HW Version: A1 - FW Version: 1.20 EProduct: DCS-1130 - HW Version: A1 - FW Version: 1.01hmmm..question....I have 3 routers ( Linksys wrt300n - Netgear wnr854t - D-link DIR-655 ) no SMC....I just tried to connect to them all, one at a time, with my Lenovo T60 laptop..I cant get the animation ( not in Win XP nor Win Vista - running dualboot)In the windows versions it is possible to disable the animation function..Vista just rightclick on the animation an disable XP go to settings and network connections and rightclik on your LAN connection and choose propertiesand remove the "Show icon in notificationarea when connected"Product: DIR-655 - HW Version: A2 - FW Version: 1.33NAb01Product: DAP-1522 - HW Version: A1 FW: 1.20Product: DWA-643 - HW Version: A1 - FW Version: 2.0Product: DWA-160 - HW Version: A1 - FW Version: 1.20 EProduct: DCS-1130 - HW Version: A1 - FW Version: 1.01That's good for getting rid of the symptom, but doesn't solve the cause I want to know why i get this message when using the dir-655 and not when using another router.It only happens on 1 system and only on the wired port (wireless no issue)Do you run with static IP address or DHCP on your wired LAN..... Its almost sounds like the SMC is making the connection to the PC/Laptop much faster than the D-Link...."We all want digital identity to work," said Mike Jones, a standards architect at Microsoft who edited several OAuth 2.0 and JOSE specs at the Internet Engineering Task Force and is a board member at the Open ID Foundation."Identity is really interesting, because it's impossible for any one company to solve, by definition," he said, in an interview."The reason I say that is that if I'm going to solve a digital identity problem for normal people — trying for usernames and passwords — if it only worked at Google or Microsoft or Facebook, it wouldn't solve it.