The Identity Ecosystem - Farewell to Privacy

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    So, the Obamanoids are working on what is in essence a National Cyber ID system.

    If a National ID Card is a bad idea, why is having the Feds oversee a National Cyber Identity ECOSYSTEM any better?

    making it that much easier for identity thieves.

    The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) envisions a cyber world - the Identity Ecosystem - that improves upon the passwords currently used to log-in online. It would include a vibrant marketplace that allows people to choose among multiple identity providers - both private and public - that would issue trusted credentials that prove identity.

    For example, student Jane Smith could get a digital credential from her cell phone provider and another one from her university and use either of them to log-in to her bank, her e-mail, her social networking site, and so on, all without having to remember dozens of passwords. If she uses one of these credentials to log into her Web email, she could use only her pseudonym, "Jane573." If however she chose to use the credential to log-in to her bank she could prove that she is truly Jane Smith. People and institutions could have more trust online because all participating service providers will have agreed to consistent standards for identification, authentication, security, and privacy.


    National Strategy on Trusted Identities in Cyberspace



    This is to individual privacy what Card Check is to employee free choice.
     
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    More on this topic, which is surprisingly not generating any concern among USMB members.

    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."

    Obama moves forward with Internet ID plan | Privacy Inc. - CNET News


    As someone noted on another site, the Obama Administration won't require a valid ID to vote, but we're heading towards having to provide our real ID to a government authorized organization just to use the internet.
     
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    are you sure its not in congress or being drafted up in congress , and lets see if congress pass it , don't be blaming everything on Obama , remember it has to make it through republican congress for privacy ? "homeland security "
     
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    this made me think of those casino "player cards" that tracks every move. this is a pretty cerebral concept. it starts with digital medical records, and ends with implants and bladerunner (the director's cut)
     
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    We lost our privacy years ago when anyone got their first credit card.

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    the internet
     
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    Perhaps you should visit this site.

    Obama moves forward with Internet ID plan | Privacy Inc. - CNET News

    Clearly this is something being driven by his administration.
     
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    somebody's been doing their homework.
     
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    It's a bit unnerving to continue to be concerned about things we can't control.
    Big Government keep on rolling.
     

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