Objectivity of the press? If you read this CNET article you’d think the Higgins project from Social Physics and Parity is a competitor to Microsoft’s InfoCard architecture. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact the two have been collaborating closely for months now.
But rather than rail against the tendency of the press to look for controversy (which could leave us here all day), I’d rather make the point that Higgins and InfoCard are in fact very complementary. InfoCard as an authentication mechanism can fit nicely into the Higgins framework for relationship management and vice versa. I encourage anyone looking at Internet identity and relationship management technologies to check out both.