The Open Identity Exchange (OIX), a new organization and certification body focused on online identity management, today named Google among the first identity providers to be approved by the U.S. Government as meeting federal standards for identity assurance.

Google announcement on being approved for U.S. Government Single Sign On

“I forgive Google, I forgive Google, I forgive Google,” said Ohio resident Darla Mackenzie, sitting on the edge of her bathtub, her head in her hands. “Please, please, don’t tell Jonathan about the things I have done.”

Onion Article on Google Privacy Concerns