A bit of light relief arrives in the shape of this spoof story that Microsoft is abandoning Passport and joining the Liberty Alliance. The satirical piece highlights the often dubious motivations of vendors surrounding the development of a unified authentication service for the Web.
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Monday, December 10, 2001
Microsoft sweetens Passport for shoppers
Online shoppers looking for an extra 20 percent discount on their shopping need look no further than MSN.com, where Microsoft is offering up to $100 in rebates to consumers who use its Passport Express Purchase service to provide their credit card details, according to this story. The scheme demonstrates just how much Microsoft is prepared to invest in making a success of its Passport authentication service.
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