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Internet ID for all Americans

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  1. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011...est=latestnews

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_1...37-501465.html

    Obama to hand Commerce Dept. authority over cybersecurity ID | Privacy Inc. - CNET News

    President Obama is putting plans in motion to give the Commerce Department authority to create an Internet ID for all Americans, a White House official told CNET.com.

    White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt told the website it is "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet.

    The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is currently being drafted by the Obama administration and will be released by the president in a few months.

    "We are not talking about a national ID card. We are not talking about a government-controlled system. What we are talking about is enhancing online security and privacy, and reducing and perhaps even eliminating the need to memorize a dozen passwords, through creation and use of more trusted digital identities," Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said at an event Friday at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, according to CNET.com.

    Locke added that the Commerce Department will be setting up a national program office to work on this project.

    The move has raised eyebrows about privacy issues.

    "The government cannot create that identity infrastructure," Jim Dempsey of the Center for Democracy and Technology told the website. "If I tried to, I wouldn't be trusted."

    Schmidt stresses that anonymity will remain on the Internet, saying there's no chance that "a centralized database will emerge."
     
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  3. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    good fucking luck...
     
  4. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    didn't obama promise net neutrality?

    oh yeah, he lied to you again. weird.
     
  5. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    This is stupid. Doesn't Microsoft already utilize something like this(Live)? I think Facebook too.
     
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    Any time the government tells me they are trying to help me, I automatically know they are about to fuck me over.
     
  7. D16Civic

    D16Civic Matt

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    It's ok, they promise there won't be a central database. Really.
     
  8. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    The Internet has survived just fine without an “identity ecosystem”.
     
  9. corvetteguy78

    corvetteguy78 Well-Known Member VIP

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    jfc people it's in our best interest, that's what the government told me
     
  10. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    What the fuck is this bullshit? B I hope you're working on internet 2.0 because it looks like 1.0 as we know it is coming to an end.
     
  11. DESPAIN

    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    Sooner or later?
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    I beg to differ. 2.0 will be on TOTAL lock down. 1.0 will always be uncontrollable... even the ChiComs cant completely control their internet. 1.0 is as far as ill go :)
     
  13. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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  14. invisibledemon

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    i think 4chan will revolt over this. lol.
     
  15. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Agreed.

    Leave me alone. I'll work it out.
     
  16. Jeef

    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Let me memorize 15 different passwords, let me have to have a password emailed to me, let me remember answers I used for security questions, let me spend time recovering lost passwords, just keep the gov't out of it. So right now I have several pws for different sites. I like it that way.
    So if they want one 1 internet ID for everyone what happens when your account gets hacked or someone steals your password? Does this mean that they can get into all my accounts and rob me blind? Obama for the win
     
  17. K2e2vin

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    :werd: If we wanted the same password for every site, we could do it ourselves.
     
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    hahaha the government is about to get personal army'd
     
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    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    i'd stop using the internet before i submitted to that kind of bullshit.
     
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  20. corvetteguy78

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    no sir
     
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