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.