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    Obama moves forward with Internet ID plan

    The Obama administration said today that it's moving ahead with a plan for broad adoption of Internet IDs despite concerns about identity centralization, and hopes to fund pilot projects next year.

    At an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., administration officials downplayed privacy and civil liberties concerns about their proposal, which they said would be led by the private sector and not be required for Americans who use the Internet.

    There's "no reliable way to verify identity online" at the moment, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said, citing the rising tide of security threats including malware and identity theft that have grown increasingly prevalent over the last few years. "Passwords just won't cut it here."


    No central database? BS. Another government grab at liberty. Eventually, Americans will have no privacy at all-not that we have much now. Sadly, many of you wont see the problem with this, just as many people couldn't comprehend why a ruling allowing police officers to kick down someone's door because of "strange noises" could possibly be a breach of our constitutional rights.
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    Re: Internet ID

    It's about shutting down free speech and it needs to be stopped before Obama becomes Dictator for life and the Constitution is just a distant memory

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    Re: Internet ID

    There is merit in creating a means of secure online identity. I am no exactly fond of the lax measures taken for important things like my online banking. That said, it is also important that the internet remain anonymous for those who want it. The choice for having a secure ID should be available, but never a requirement.

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    It's absolutely disgusting. After Obama renewed the Patriot act, I made up my mind not to vote for him next election no matter who runs against him. This is just more of the same. I mean, you expect this kind of stuff from the GOP, but I really thought he was better than this. Guess I learned my lesson.
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    Re: Internet ID

    Hopefully there enough elected officials in office who still remember that they work the people and not the other way around and shoot down any attempts for a internet ID.
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    They do this **** and you all will never see me on the internet ever again. Though you might see me in the news......
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    Re: Internet ID

    Anonymity provides the best security environment, not a centralised id bank. We already have that, it's called a social security number. It most likely wont' stop fraud either, because an identity established through a standard doesn't solve the problem of hacker copying that protocol.

    Instead the problem can be solved by similiar technology that is already in use in South Africa. When you want to make an online bank transaction it would not work unless you used this other device. This device provides a key to the bank or the transaction cannot go through. The key should be sent via satellite or cell phone tower signal, not via a connection on the Internet where the transaction is launched.

    Hackers are able get your personal information because you send it to a bank and they are able to decrypt it. They watch this connection and grab what they want. If a key needed to access the account was on a separate network, this would make it astronomically harder to hack peoples accounts. That's what such a little cheap device would offer. This government knows it exists. Now why are they instead suggesting something that threatens our privacy that has no feasible way of creating a more secure environment?

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    Re: Internet ID

    Translation of this story.

    Government creates a new single point identification system, which makes it easier for identity thieves, to steal your personal information.

    Just like your Social Security number.
    Data breaches anyone?
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    Re: Internet ID

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Hopefully there enough elected officials in office who still remember that they work the people and not the other way around and shoot down any attempts for a internet ID.
    They have all forgotten that
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    Re: Internet ID

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    There is merit in creating a means of secure online identity. I am no exactly fond of the lax measures taken for important things like my online banking. That said, it is also important that the internet remain anonymous for those who want it. The choice for having a secure ID should be available, but never a requirement.
    At first, it wont be so as not to alarm the public, but judging from the number of rights we lose every year in this country, it will be mandatory soon enough.

    People are blind to how many freedoms we are losing. Wake up, America!
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