Skip to comments.Administration to Create Internet ID for Every American
Posted on 01/16/2012 1:39:00 PM PST by John Semmens
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt announced that plans are underway to create an Internet ID for everyone in the country.
Right now anyone can access the Internet, obtain information, disseminate opinions, and pretty much do whatever they want without the government knowing who they are and where they live, Schmidt complained. This is tantamount to anarchy. We have put up with it for far too long.
Under the ID plan, the US Department of Commerce would compel all Internet service providers to give it access to all user accounts, names, and passwords. Were not saying that the days of anonymous postings are totally over, Schmidt observed. Identities will still be concealed from the general public if posters wish to use pseudonyms or screen names. It is not our intent to introduce a broad program of censorship. Only those who we perceive pose a threat will be interdicted.
Schmidt admitted that the plan does entail some loss of privacy, but argued that the sacrifice of this little bit of liberty needs to be weighed against the governments responsibility to guarantee the security of the nation. Isnt having the government poking around into your private affairs better than letting some nutjob attack our whole way of life?
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you’re bad John you’re bad.
What could possibly go wrong with this?
I don’t know if it’s satire or destiny.
Well, satire or not, they have a good start.
Every computer with a NIC card has a unique number coded into it. Not tied directly to a person, but tied directly to a computer.
Thank Gdd! I mean, Obama.
Now we’ll all be safe and there won’t be anarchy anymore!
Mark of the beast stamped on us by the AntiCHRIST Hussein 0bama!
I’m poor and can’t afford an “internet ID”. These bass turds are “disenfranchising” me! Hrumph! Hrumph! Where are my protectors from the NAACP and La Raza?!
How many John Smith’s are out there? Okay, well my internet ID will have to be JOHN_SMITH96684168
Today’s satire is tomorrow’s news.
What's really scary is that there are unquestionably people in this administration who actually think this way. We chuckle at this satire, but Pelosi, Obama, and many in the MSM think the Tea Partiers are terrorists, and would love to stript the anonymity from posters at sites like FR. IRS audits for all!
Hugo Chavez syndrome hits Obama again
John, you’re giving me chest pains YAAAR!
My Internet ID will be 666 if the Rats issue the numbers.
Another head shakin’ chuckler John.
This is no different than the censorship imposed by the Nazis.
“Every computer with a NIC card has a unique number coded into it. Not tied directly to a person, but tied directly to a computer”
This is not terribly difficult to spoof, particularly on Unix/Linux systems.
spoofing will be a felony and thus you lose voting and civil rights.
big brother loves you.
Being completely anonymous is not too difficult. Buy an inexpensive used USB wi-fi adapter for your notebook and use it where you can get an anonymous connection. I am surprised at how many open connections I see on my smartphone when just driving down the road. Semi-open connections, where the link is password protected but the password is posted or free for the asking, are even more common.
For blogging, get your own site at an offshore hosting firm like CCI in Panama. (http://www.ccihosting.com/index.php)
Land of the Free? Not any more.
Man, I’m gonna sleep better tonight
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