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Bob Blakley
Research VP
4 years at Gartner
31 years IT industry

Bob Blakley is VP, Distinguished Analyst, and Agenda Manager for IT1 Identity and Privacy Strategies Service. Mr. Blakley is past general chair of the IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium and the ACSA New Security Paradigms workshop. He was awarded ACSAC's Distinguished Security Practitioner award…Read Full Bio

Google+ Can Be A Social Network Or The Name Police – Not Both

by Bob Blakley  |  September 1, 2011

Google can be a social network operator, or they can be the name police. They can’t be both. They need to decide – soon. If I were Google, I’d scrap the policy – immediately – and let people decide for themselves what they will be called.

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Robin Wilton joins the IT1 Identity and Privacy team

by Bob Blakley  |  July 19, 2010

The Burton Group IdPS team has a new member and a new name.

As of today we’ve added Robin Wilton as our newest analyst. We’re also changing our name. From now on we’re the Gartner IT1 Identity and Privacy team.

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More Good News: Blizzard Founder Realizes DRM is Useless

by Bob Blakley  |  May 28, 2010

http://www.videogamer.com/pc/starcraft_2/preview-2380.html

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UK Finally Scraps Useless ID Scheme

by Bob Blakley  |  May 28, 2010

UK Scraps ID Card Scheme: “The wasteful, bureaucratic and intrusive ID-card scheme represents everything that has been wrong with government in recent years. By taking swift action to scrap it, we are making it clear that this government won’t sacrifice people’s liberty for the sake of ministers’ pet projects.”

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