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Feds to let citizens log in with Yahoo, Google, Paypal accounts

U.S. citizens will soon be able to log in to government websites using their Google account, or the URL of their Yahoo profile -- a significant embrace of open and emerging tech standards as promised by the Obama administration. The U.S. government pilot program will allow people to interact with various government websites using an OpenID or an Information Card, two of the most popular emerging technologies for web users to manage their identities across multiple websites, the nation's information technology officer will announce Wednesday.

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