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Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans
CBS News | CNet ^ | 1/7/10 | Declan McCullagh

Posted on 01/07/2011 8:57:35 PM PST by LibWhacker

STANFORD, Calif. - President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today.

It's "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt said.

That news, first reported by CNET, effectively pushes the department to the forefront of the issue, beating out other potential candidates including the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

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


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1 posted on 01/07/2011 8:57:36 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

FUBO


2 posted on 01/07/2011 8:59:04 PM PST by VastRWCon (Taxed to Death)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


3 posted on 01/07/2011 8:59:12 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: VastRWCon

he is afraid. very afraid.


4 posted on 01/07/2011 9:01:34 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: LibWhacker
It's "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet,

Why not ID evryone who reads a newspaper, watches news on TV or listens to the radio while they're at it.

5 posted on 01/07/2011 9:02:32 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: LibWhacker

So they will keep track of who buys what as well as who says what?!?!? Don’t suppose anyone cares to ask if this is constitutional?!?!?!


6 posted on 01/07/2011 9:03:31 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: LibWhacker

What if we sneak onto the internet from Mexico?


7 posted on 01/07/2011 9:04:15 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: LibWhacker

I wonder why all the crazy, 60s hippy libs aren’t “outraged” over their boy going Big Brother on them. I never thought the 60s crowd would ever bend over and drop its drawers for Big Brother. I thought they would scream louder than the conservatives. I was wrong bigtime.


8 posted on 01/07/2011 9:04:38 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Repealing ObamaCare is the next "Big ****ing Deal"! Let's Roll!!!!)
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To: LibWhacker

We’re still trying to ID him!


9 posted on 01/07/2011 9:04:58 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: LibWhacker

“We are not talking about a national ID card,” Locke said at the Stanford event. “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.”


Like the Chinese, I feel soooo relieved that this is not a National ID card and sooooo much more secure about a GOVERNMENT-controlled system.


10 posted on 01/07/2011 9:06:37 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: LibWhacker

Riiiight. ... from the clown who won’t release his BC nor any other records. What a maroon. Stick this idea where the sun don’t shine.


11 posted on 01/07/2011 9:08:48 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: LibWhacker

This guy needs to bug out of our business in a very big way.


12 posted on 01/07/2011 9:09:42 PM PST by firebrand
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To: LibWhacker

Hell. No.

The next growth industry will be offshore VPN accounts.


13 posted on 01/07/2011 9:10:17 PM PST by relictele
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To: bamahead; ShadowAce

This is so bad, I had to check to see if it was satire.

It isn’t....


14 posted on 01/07/2011 9:11:46 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: LibWhacker
Talk about unecessary bullcrap.
15 posted on 01/07/2011 9:12:56 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: LibWhacker

How about putting a bar code tattooed to my azz and I will be happy to drop trough to the government employees so they can scan it.


16 posted on 01/07/2011 9:13:12 PM PST by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Why not ID everyone who reads a newspaper, watches news on TV or listens to the radio while they’re at it.


Sheep don’t need ID


17 posted on 01/07/2011 9:15:29 PM PST by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: LibWhacker

Probably unconstitutional. let’s start with: what safeguards will ensure that the Gov will not track what political sites you visit, books you read etc?


18 posted on 01/07/2011 9:17:02 PM PST by mewykwistmas
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To: luv2ndamend

How about putting a bar code tattooed to my azz and I will be happy to drop trough to the government employees so they can scan it.


Not to worry, that is next .


19 posted on 01/07/2011 9:17:23 PM PST by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: LibWhacker

Hey Obama, i got you ID right here (gesticulating to his favorite part of the male anatomy).


20 posted on 01/07/2011 9:18:09 PM PST by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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To: LibWhacker

Screw that. And the jack-Obama that rode in on.


21 posted on 01/07/2011 9:19:06 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: LibWhacker
OH HELL NO!

Schmidt stressed today that anonymity and pseudonymity will remain possible on the Internet. "I don't have to get a credential if I don't want to," he said. There's no chance that "a centralized database will emerge," and "we need the private sector to lead the implementation of this," he said.

Nothing the government does as voluntary stays voluntary for long, and everything on the Internet eventually gets put in a database somewhere, if it's done by the government you can damned well bet it will be centralized enough that other agencies can get to it pretty much at will.

22 posted on 01/07/2011 9:20:04 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: LibWhacker

illegals exempted of course


23 posted on 01/07/2011 9:21:45 PM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: bushwon
“We are not talking about a government-controlled system

Did that person not read the article?? :p

24 posted on 01/07/2011 9:24:25 PM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009
"Not to worry, that is next>"

Then it will be treated like a Mail box that we buy that is owned by the government. The saying "Your azz belongs to me" will have a new meaning!

25 posted on 01/07/2011 9:24:57 PM PST by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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To: LibWhacker

Can’t figure out who is crossing our borders illegally, but we can track citizens on the web.

Have a nice day. :)


26 posted on 01/07/2011 9:25:35 PM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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To: LibWhacker; The Comedian

You think identity theft is a hot crime now? Wait until this becomes law and all of us will become criminals.


27 posted on 01/07/2011 9:27:00 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yep the 60’s bunch were never about “freedom”. They have ALWAYS been about POWER.


28 posted on 01/07/2011 9:30:48 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: relictele
The next growth industry will be offshore VPN accounts.

... and Ubuntu

29 posted on 01/07/2011 9:32:10 PM PST by Kennard (io)
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To: LibWhacker

Interesting this comes out after Wheeler was murdered.
“Journalist James Fallows friend of Wheelers speaks
John Wheeler was not a man to be trifled with, to hear his friend James Fallows tell it, and he was a passionate and outspoken person on a multitude of issues, including cybersecurity” Wapo and Fox News


30 posted on 01/07/2011 9:33:40 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: LibWhacker

Calling George Orwell! Calling George Orwell!

Pick up Phone No. 1984.


31 posted on 01/07/2011 9:34:52 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Fubo!


32 posted on 01/07/2011 9:41:33 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: LibWhacker

http://www.torproject.org/


33 posted on 01/07/2011 9:41:44 PM PST by fretzer
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To: LibWhacker

Totally unnecessary. They already know who we are.

Trust me about this. If you don’t believe me, just go to some random blog and post a threat against some high official - you WILL have a knock on your door within 30-45 minutes.

But it us still very telling - and what it is telling me is that they (the PTB) are SCARED!!! Cat-scratch-Fever SCARED!!! of the internet!!!


34 posted on 01/07/2011 9:43:21 PM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: LibWhacker

May your online experience more secure.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !


35 posted on 01/07/2011 9:46:35 PM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: bushwon
“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.”

"And all the handy backdoors and universal passwords to please any government drone".

What the state of Ohio did to Joe the Plumber overnight can then be done to any of us in milliseconds. Tyrants work so hard, and need every break they can get to make that vital job easier.

36 posted on 01/07/2011 9:50:26 PM PST by 300winmag (Overkill never fails)
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To: LibWhacker

Where is this new congress. The least it can/sould do is see to it that these termites don’t get any pay .


37 posted on 01/07/2011 9:50:35 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: Marty62; FlingWingFlyer; GlockThe Vote; bamahead; PGalt; neverdem; 4Liberty
pinging @ "Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans"

Yep the 60’s bunch were never about “freedom”. They have ALWAYS been about POWER.

REAL rebels don't support centralized state authority

38 posted on 01/07/2011 9:57:43 PM PST by FreeKeys ( The original "LIBERALS" were Live-And-Let-Livers, NOT big-government control freaks.)
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To: LibWhacker

“effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today.”

After reading the article, It seems to me the decision to have a “Internet ID” has already been made. The choice of which agency to handle the “ID” is how the question.

The question should be: does the government have the right to set up an national “Internet ID for Americans”.
Has that question ever been answered?
Elected lawmakers, where are you? Or ARE YOU Irrelevant.


39 posted on 01/07/2011 9:57:59 PM PST by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: skr

“We’re still trying to ID him!”

Perfect.


40 posted on 01/07/2011 10:00:01 PM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: djf

I’m sure they already have the identity of everyone who posts on this forum, especially those of us who have been here for a long time (and probably weren’t as careful as we should have been when we started posting).

It’s truly ugly to see one’s government becoming a force in one’s life and suddenly feeling it as a threat. Or perhaps realizing that it regards us as threats. For what? Ridiculing Obama? Oooooh...

I hope we can attract attention to this and stop it. This would be absolutely fatal. When Ceausescu was dictator of Romania, everybody had to register their typewriters. They had to bring them down to the police station and type a few phrases - so that the police would have a type sample in case somebody started circulating typewritten anti- Ceausescu fliers...

I never thought I’d see the modern high-tech equivalent happening here. But it’s a whole different ball-game with a would-be communist dictator in the White House.


41 posted on 01/07/2011 10:00:25 PM PST by livius
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To: LibWhacker

I think I read about this somewhere. Something about a beast and a mark or some such thing!


42 posted on 01/07/2011 10:01:41 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: steveab

I suspect that the internet ID was part of the “Financial Reform” bill.


43 posted on 01/07/2011 10:03:19 PM PST by Ingtar (If Washington and his peers had been RINOs, we would still be a British colony.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Why go to Mexico. There will be diplomatic staff selling bogus internet IDs out of the back of their consulates.


44 posted on 01/07/2011 10:04:25 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

Sheep don’t need ID
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Surely you have heard of ‘Dolly (the) Sheep’.

Also don’t forget the cow that had gotten in ND(?) and had ‘Mad Cow Disease’ and within a short matter of time they had more info on that Canadian born cow than we (in retrospect) have ever learned about the current resider at 1600 PA Ave.


45 posted on 01/07/2011 10:05:13 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98))
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To: skr

“We’re still trying to ID him!”

Perfect!


46 posted on 01/07/2011 10:05:17 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: bushwon
Don’t suppose anyone cares to ask if this is constitutional?!?!?!

Are you one of those crazy people with a Constitution fetish? /s

47 posted on 01/07/2011 10:06:30 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: Domandred

And a disgruntled employee will eventually make it public similar to WikiLeaks.


48 posted on 01/07/2011 10:06:50 PM PST by matt04
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To: livius

From what I have read, there is much info out there; however, it is not centralized by one ID. I agree with your comments:

This would be absolutely fatal. When Ceausescu was dictator of Romania, everybody had to register their typewriters. They had to bring them down to the police station and type a few phrases - so that the police would have a type sample in case somebody started circulating typewritten anti- Ceausescu fliers...

I never thought I’d see the modern high-tech equivalent happening here. But it’s a whole different ball-game with a would-be communist dictator in the White House.

This is not hugh and series, it is HUGE AND SERIOUS. Word needs to get out to Levin, Limbaugh, Beck, and Savage as well as Gretta and O’reilly.

Where is the ACLU on this?!?!


49 posted on 01/07/2011 10:09:37 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

“What if we sneak onto the internet from Mexico?”

I get the humor, but in reality, how can they ID one who is not in the USSA, using a US service provider.

I am a red blooded southern boy American, but with no intention of returning to the USSA under Obozo.


50 posted on 01/07/2011 10:11:09 PM PST by AlexW
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