Skip to comments.Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans
Posted on 01/07/2011 8:57:35 PM PST by LibWhacker
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I’m no internet expert by any means, but—isn’t this what an IP address is/does????
BIG BROTHER (AND SIS) ARE WATCHING...
Do you use Ubuntu? I’m wondering about it ....
They probably see it as a double win for them. This could be a mechanism to make some sort of sales tax easier to implement, and they also want to make it easier to keep tabs on us.
I'm sure the libs will be all for it on both counts.
“were not talking about a National ID”, I say bull$h!t and I have abridge in Brooklyn that I have title to !
I got dibs on this ID. “Suck Eggs”.
Are you one of those crazy people with a Constitution fetish? /s
In all seriousness, this is a huge step towards totalitarianism at best, end-time tyranny at worst...Frightening and it seems to be remaining under the radar....I hope someone can bring traction to this issue.
“... what safeguards will ensure that the Gov will not track what political sites you visit, books you read etc?”
You are kidding right?
Don’t you think that IS the purpose?
If the underwhelming reaction to the FCC usurping control over the internet is any indication, the answer is no.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
I believe there are dynamic ip addresses that do not link to an indivdual.
Also, I believe currently, this information is not centralized and it is not available to government or anyone else unless there is due cause...sadly I believe patriot act did away with necessity of warrant.
I am concerned because I believe a digital identifier would be possible to track purchases as well as political (or any other) thot. Also, in many ways, the government is inept; I have no doubt that such data bases could be hacked and our information could be stollen, modified, etc.
It is a really baaaaad idea!!!!!!!!!!!
Insanity! The decision has already been made and they’re just discussing which agency should have oversight of it. How does this cr*p keep happening under the radar?
Original CNET article:
Obama to hand Commerce Dept. authority over cybersecurity ID
“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.) “
From this article they have a link to another article that appeared in the summer, that completely flew below the radar:
June 28, 2010 8:30 AM PDT
White House drafting plan for cyberspace safety
“Releasing a draft of the potential new National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (PDF) last Friday, the government is aiming to set up a system that would let people voluntarily create trusted identities to use in online transactions.
The goal, as described in a blog post by White House cybersecurity chief Howard Schmidt, is to secure and protect transactions in cyberspace through use of a special ID—a smart card or digital certificate—that would prove that people are who they say they are. These digital IDs would be offered to consumers by online vendors for financial transactions.
Looking for suggestions from the public, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has launched a Web site to elicit ideas and feedback on the NSTIC. The government plans to collect comments at the site through July 19 before promising to finalize its strategy later this fall.”
Good question, lonevoice. BTW, I love your tagline! It's so true...
First Obama must register all of his many aliases and Social Security numbers.....
I wonder if we will have to submit a copy of our birth certificate to get an internet ID?
If this goes through then my internet will be disconnected. At that point, Their will be no sense in keeping up with what is going on in this country. The battle will have been lost. The sheeple will have surrendered.
This is how stupid they think we are.
You would think some lib talkers would be against this too. Alan Colmes comes to mind.
I wonder what his take will be?
Since you brought up the mark of the beast, are you ready for Obamageddon?
The birds dropping out of the sky sounds like the aFLOCKolypse.
Obama. Up yours!.
You gotta fork?
More government surveillance.
Obama’s Orwellian agenda.
They are already creating a government office! Talking about abuse of executive power — Obama thinks he was elected Fuhrer, not president. And they try to sell it by claiming it’s for our own good! (Rest of my comment is unprintable!)
New Govt Office to Help Create ‘Trusted Digital Identities’
“The Commerce Department, in coordination with the White House cyber security office, announced today that it will create an office within Commerce to help develop technologies or platforms that will eventually allow sensitive online transactions to be carried out with greater levels of trust.
The office will be known as the National Program Office and it will coordinate the federal activities necessary to carry out the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), a White House initiative dedicated to making the Internet a more secure environment for consumers.”
How about a prison id for Obama and his cast of characters?
This man is sick and should step down or be removed from office.
I would like to Nominate the above post for post of the year!
I wonder if Apple Computer is involved. They are identifying the owners of their product by computer ID which can be applied to all their products. They say this is so you won’t have to repurchase stuff which is a great idea; but I still wonder.
Just tons of graphic journalism.....
If we run out - We make more!
Unless you are vistin .gov websites the government should have no authroity over what you do as long as it is legal.
Screw you, Obama.
Remarks at Cybersecurity Event with White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, Stanford, California
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke
“To help meet these challenges, the Obama administration released a comprehensive Cyberspace Policy Review outlining a series of necessary actions by the public and private sector including: improving identity solutions, identity management services, and privacy-enhancing technologies.
This review has helped to lay the groundwork for the administration’s forthcoming National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.
The final version of this strategy will be signed by the president in the coming months, and Howard will be talking about this in a few minutes.
Many of you participated in the open public process to comment on the strategy and are familiar with the public draft released this past summer. And we want to thank you for your thoughts and recommendations.
The end game, of course, is to create an Identity Ecosystem where individuals and organizations can complete online transactions with greater confidence. . . putting greater trust in the online identities of each other. . . and greater trust in the infrastructure that the transactions run across.
Let’s be clear. We are not talking about a national ID card. 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.
To accomplish this, industry leadership is essential. We need the private sector’s expertise and its involvement in designing, building and implementing this Identity Ecosystem.
To succeed, we will also need a National Program Office at the Department of Commerce that is focused on implementing the Trusted Identities Strategy.”
I’ll miss the Internet when it is gone bookmark.
Locke is a dipstick. We had to endure years of him here in WA state. He’s a prime example of the Peter Principle and this is a taste of what you get when he’s given authority.
Like another poster said: I had to read this to see if it was satire. Sick.
Yes, though I don't know any command lines, etc. I am typing this post on a two-year-old HP1120NR which runs on Ubuntu. I have never had a virus, etc., since Linux, of which Ubuntu is a distribution, is impervious to viruses. I use Open Office and HP helpfully updates my machine periodically. It cost under $400 and is available second-hand for around $200. It has a 16gig SSD drive and boots in about ten seconds. There has never been anything like it on the market since then, except to custom order from HP for around $800, with an 80gig SSD a seven-hour battery life versus my current 2-1/2 hours. So it isn't worth getting a new one. Another almost virus-free alternative is a MacBook Air 11.6" for $1,000+. Both alternatives are expensive for a third computer, for me anyway.
Now if Obama gets revved up about IDing everyone, maybe I'll just need to take the plunge.
His number is 666.
Locke is only following his master’s, Obama’s instructions.
I would like to Nominate the above post for post of the year!
I wonder what his take will be?
If one of his eight listeners is lurking they can let us know.
This individual has no concept of what it means to be an American.