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Old 04-16-2011, 06:11 AM  
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Commerce Dept. unveils Internet ID plan

Published April 15, 2011 FoxNews.com


The Commerce Dept. unveiled a plan Friday to create a national cyber-identity system that would give consumers who opt in a single secure password and identity for all their digital transactions.

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) will be a voluntary system designed to protect consumers from online fraud and identity theft -- which hit 8.1 million people last year, at a total cost of $27 billion. The problem: The current system of half-remembered passwords jotted down on post-it notes and based on pets and maiden names simply isn't good enough.

"Passwords just won't cut it here," said Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, who announced the initiative at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “We must do more to help consumers protect themselves, and we must make it more convenient than remembering dozens of passwords,” he said.

The "identity ecosystem" will create secure online IDs for Americans who elect to join the program, giving them a single credential -- such as a unique piece of software on a smart phone, a smart card, or a token that generates a one-time digital password -- which they can use to log on to a variety of websites.

Instead of having to remember all those disparate passwords, one for each site that conducts a secure transaction, a consumer would use that single credential to log in, with far more security than a password alone would provide, the agency said.

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Old 04-17-2011, 07:21 PM   #31
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:34 AM   #32
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This is a horrible idea, but if they want it to happen, they will convience everyone that we "need" it and people will be lining up to get it.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:44 AM   #33
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:18 AM   #34
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Commerce Department must have too much money on hand, looks like a place Congress needs to cut the budget.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:20 AM   #35
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How long before these IDs are merged with your SSN and compulsory for everyone?
I'll consult the Revelation of St. John and a slide rule and get back to you with my best guess.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:25 AM   #36
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Without trying to sound overly paranoid, it would also be a great first step toward eventually enforcing an internet sales tax.
What is the deal every time the government wants to expand and take over a new area of life? More money and/or more control.

They want to set up a system whereby they can impose taxes on online purchases. This is the easiest way to do it. It will also be handy in tracking people who the government feels need to be tracked.

You can't elect leftists and expect the government will do anything but look out for it's own interests. It's interests are in expansion of revenue and expansion of power. This would be very helpful.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:29 AM   #37
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US to start testing universal internet IDs
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In 2011, the government started concocting a plan to issue Americans one online ID they can use across multiple agencies' websites -- sort of like an OpenID for the government. Now, that plan's wheels are turning, and pilot testing's slated to begin this May in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

The initiative, called National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), was originally devised as a means to prevent fraud and make it easier to verify identities quickly. This initial rollout only involves websites for those applying for government assistance, as it's merely meant to test whether the idea's feasible. But the government hopes this universal ID can replace people's logins for various places on the internet in the future. Obviously, not everyone will be thrilled by this development; after all, we're now very much aware of the NSA's love for snooping. Plus, it's risky using just a single log-in for various services like banking and social security. If you're one of those people, then cross your fingers and hope that NSTIC's completely voluntary, like what the government promised during the project's inception.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:37 AM   #38
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Why doesn't the government issue every person a password and a voucher to get it Tatted or better yet RFID...
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Good news is the Federal Government has lots of excellent contacts in the internet world from using so many to get ObamaCare implemented so smoothly
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