1. "STANFORD, Calif.--President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today. 2. "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt said 3. ... privacy and civil-liberties groups that have raised concerns in the past over the dual roles of police and intelligence agencies. 4. The Obama administration is currently drafting what it's calling the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace,... 5. "We are not talking about a national ID card," Locke said at the Stanford event. "We are not talking about a government-controlled system. 6. ...reducing and perhaps even eliminating the need to memorize a dozen passwords, through creation and use of more trusted digital identities." 7. Details about the "trusted identity" project are remarkably scarce. 8. ...anonymity and pseudonymity will remain possible on the Internet..." Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans - Tech Talk - CBS News Ya' know, it this was anybody else but Obama...I might not trust 'em... But, it's Barak...so I know everything will be on the up and up!