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Obama’s Internet ID Plot Being Tested in Two States
New American ^ | 5/16/14 | Alex Newman

Posted on 05/16/2014 5:13:21 PM PDT by Nachum

Obama’s Internet ID Plot Being Tested in Two States

A plot by the Obama administration to impose Internet IDs on Americans is now officially being rolled out, with pilot programs for the controversial online “driver’s license” scheme already beginning in both Michigan and Pennsylvania. According to the White House, the virtual “Identity Ecosystem” being funded and pushed by the federal government is supposed to make the Internet more “secure” and “convenient.” Critics across the political spectrum, however, are warning that the Orwellian scheme only makes it more convenient for the feds to spy on people, control the public, and suppress dissent.

Indeed, critics, who have been sounding the alarm bells for years, say the plot — a version of which is already in place under the brutal communist regime ruling mainland China — represents a major danger to privacy, free speech, Internet freedom, and more. Organizations and activists from virtually every point on the political spectrum are gearing up to "vehemently" oppose the plan and its brazen threats to freedom — not to mention the constitutional and practical problems it entails.

Officially known as the “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace,” or NSTIC for short, outlines of the plan were initially floated by the Obama administration’s “Homeland Security” apparatus in 2010. Faced with an overwhelming and fierce public rejection of the plot at the time, though, it appears to have remained largely on hold over the last several years — until now, that is. Under various executive decrees and programs, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is partnering with government agencies in Michigan and Pennsylvania to test out the online ID plot. It is already seeking other entities to participate as well, including companies.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: id; internet; michigan; obama; pennsylvania; tested
Hey, that's a nice website ya got there, too bad if sumpin' was to happin to it....
1 posted on 05/16/2014 5:13:21 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 05/16/2014 5:13:46 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

What have we been paying the NSA for then?


3 posted on 05/16/2014 5:15:47 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Nachum

Internet ID is racist.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 5:16:54 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Nachum

It will probably put a crimp on porn.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 5:17:24 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Nachum

When did this pass Congress?

I am kidding, they are a joke


6 posted on 05/16/2014 5:18:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Nachum

These people are relentless.

Can you imagine if every post on Free Republic had your full name, address and phone number in the signature? The Obama administration sure can.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 5:19:01 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: null and void

Ping!


8 posted on 05/16/2014 5:19:03 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Jonty30

Naaah, just governmen porn, all gay, all the time.


9 posted on 05/16/2014 5:19:21 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Not a coincidence re: the FCC stuff in progress.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 5:19:42 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
I haven't heard anything about this but I'm guessing Rick Snyder has a high tech boner over it.

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11 posted on 05/16/2014 5:24:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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12 posted on 05/16/2014 5:25:03 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: All

What is the need? (Other than spying & additional privacy invasion). Additional info.:
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140503/04264427106/us-government-begins-rollout-its-drivers-license-internet.shtml


13 posted on 05/16/2014 5:26:23 PM PDT by Drago
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To: Nachum
Officially known as the “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace,” or NSTIC for short ...

Sounds like "Nasty Commie"

14 posted on 05/16/2014 5:33:00 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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bfl


15 posted on 05/16/2014 5:52:07 PM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: Junk Silver

Based on the Snowden roll-out, it’s absolutely certain to me that the regime knows the name rank and sn of everybody on FR (and most every other website) already.


16 posted on 05/16/2014 5:58:49 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

Hi Regime!

You need changed!


17 posted on 05/16/2014 6:00:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Junk Silver

“Can you imagine if every post on Free Republic had your full name, address and phone number in the signature?”

It has already happened. They know exactly who each and every one of us are.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 6:11:38 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Nachum
represents a major danger to privacy, free speech, Internet freedom, and more

Major damage is exactly what the shadowy cabal of leftists who shuck Hussein into office want.

19 posted on 05/16/2014 6:24:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GeronL

“When did this pass Congress?”

It’s the powerful database Maxine raved about


20 posted on 05/16/2014 6:26:40 PM PDT by Selene
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To: MUDDOG

“What have we been paying the NSA for then?”

This is a probably for a different database. There will be a battle of the databases.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 6:30:37 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Nachum; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

22 posted on 05/16/2014 6:31:52 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: Nachum

For some reason, I don’t find it difficult to imagine the Feds stacking bodies in the not-too-distant future.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 6:41:14 PM PDT by Squeako (The radicals are the wolves. The moderates are the wolves in sheep's clothing.)
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To: Nachum

I remember back in ‘99, Intel had a plan to add security numbers to all its processors as an additional level of security.
Every liberal and communist group in the USA came out against it.

Now they want something much more invasive. ?


24 posted on 05/16/2014 6:47:15 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Nachum

On the bright side, there will never be a requirement to show ID to vote. That would be racist and unfair to Democrat Party constituencies.


25 posted on 05/16/2014 6:54:11 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Nachum

“Leaving the Constitution issue aside, the practical concerns are major as well. For example, consider the implications of having a private- or government-sector hacker obtain your Internet ID, allowing them to access your bank, e-mail, healthcare information, and more all at once.”


26 posted on 05/16/2014 6:57:53 PM PDT by Selene
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To: null and void

just lay back, relax, and enjoy it.....


27 posted on 05/16/2014 7:02:25 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nachum

“At least initially, Obama’s Internet plot is supposed to be “voluntary,” with development of its “Identity Ecosystem” led by taxpayer-funded “private sector” outfits.”

Google yahoo facebook...

Yahoo desperate for money. Marissa holds fundraisers for Obama. There is weird stuff happening with yahoo email.


28 posted on 05/16/2014 7:06:55 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Nachum
But you still won't need ID to vote right? Just to use the internet.

FUBO

29 posted on 05/16/2014 7:15:27 PM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: Nachum

Decima is not very smart.....yet.


30 posted on 05/16/2014 7:31:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

But once they get admin control, they will be.


31 posted on 05/16/2014 7:46:21 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Nachum

if liberals are still fighting voter id laws, how will that work for the internet?

will it work like the BBC television license and if you’re expired or forget to pay then the television police (or computer police) raid your home and confiscate your hardware?


32 posted on 05/16/2014 8:13:57 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Nachum

“...the Orwellian scheme only makes it more convenient for the feds to spy on people, control the public, and suppress dissent.”

The money quote.

Big Brother’s not only watching you, he knows where you live - and even the USDA has SWAT teams now.


33 posted on 05/16/2014 8:30:50 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Nachum

Bump


34 posted on 05/16/2014 8:32:31 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Nachum
A plot by the Obama administration to impose Internet IDs on Americans is now officially being rolled out..

Soon the only 'freedom' we'll have left is the 'obligation' to vote... Narcissistic dictators love 'the vote' - it reminds them of their power to coerce...eff you democrats...

35 posted on 05/17/2014 8:03:24 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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To: Squeako
For some reason, I don’t find it difficult to imagine the Feds stacking bodies in the not-too-distant future.

They may be stacking a few of their own. These tyrants are just begging for a war. And by God they will get it!

36 posted on 05/17/2014 9:27:57 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Nachum

Tie-in to “Internet voting” coming up.


37 posted on 05/17/2014 9:29:56 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

ping


38 posted on 05/17/2014 12:00:12 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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