Microsoft, Facebook, Google and others will work to build a system that enables users to control how their information is used in the Internet of Things, Microsoft and other companies said Tuesday.
The companies, working in tandem with the Open Network Computing Initiative, will collaborate to develop a “system for managing and controlling the content” of Internet-connected devices, said a blog post.
The collaboration is part of a broader effort to make the Internet more open and transparent, the companies said.
The partnership will work alongside Microsoft and Open Network, the consortium that manages the Open Web Project, a Web-based project to create standards for interoperable content management systems.
The Open Network Consortium is made up of Google, Mozilla, Facebook and Twitter.
Microsoft has previously said it would collaborate with the consortium to develop an open-source project for managing the content on Internet-enabled devices.
Google, which operates Google Maps, has said it will work with the group to develop software to manage its own maps.
The other partners, which include the major companies Amazon, eBay, Expedia, eBay Inc., Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix, include companies such as eBay, PayPal, Intel, Twitter, Microsoft Corporation, Amazon, Expanded Internet Services and Yahoo.