Obama Planning To Give Commerce Department Authority To Create Internet ID...

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    STANFORD, Calif. (CBS News) — 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.
    It’s “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.
    That news, first reported by CNET, effectively pushes the department to the forefront of the issue, beating out other potential candidates including the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The move also is likely to please privacy and civil liberties groups that have raised concerns in the past over the dual roles of police and intelligence agencies.
    The announcement came at an event today at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, where U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Schmidt spoke.
    The Obama administration is currently drafting what it’s calling the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, which Locke said will be released by the president in the next few months. (An early version was publicly released last summer.)
    “We are not talking about a national ID card,” Locke said at the Stanford event. “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.”
    The Commerce Department will be setting up a national program office to work on this project, Locke said.
     
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    nudge, nudge. they are just trying to protect us...
    :blowup:
     
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    Right... :lol:
     
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    I don't understand what they're doing.

    Per usual, if I don't understand it, I'm highly suspicious of it.
     
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    The Obama is a tyrant Dictator in the making and his Comrades in Arms adminstation are his brownshits and Jackboots.

    people better WAKE UP.
     
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    It's just another way to keep tabs on the people. The federal government is out of control.
     
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    Thanks guys but I do well enough on my own making my own online ID's and remembering all of my very own passwords.
     
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    hummm, if you for instance let firefox remember your passwords, I can see the gov. making a deal with them to surrender your log in and Passwords if asked too. In the end via fisa etc etc. they can get your info. This name and serial number crap is just that. They might be looking for a way to codify snooping.
     
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    It wouldn't shock me at all.
     
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    I'm sure it will be another 2000+ pages of legislation that no one read and congress will be given 5 mins to debate before a vote....

    Oh yeh and government knows what's best for us.....
     
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