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Obama Administration wants unique "Internet ID" for Americans

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MrDetails, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. MrDetails

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20027837-501465.html

    "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. The move also is likely to please privacy and civil liberties groups that have raised concerns in the past over the dual roles of police and intelligence agencies..."

    They say it's not a national ID card, but it sure as hell sounds like it to me. I don't see this going well.
     
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    Yeah i read this for some days ago.. ;)

    Must be shit to live in U.S these days.. HAHAHA!!
     
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    yea and we will find a way to get around it like always.!
     
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    Carefull what you wish for, similar proposals have been circulating in our beloved European Union governement.
     
  5. MrDetails

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    Yeah, it is. (I can't wait till I move to Canada :D) But if the U.S actually implements this you can bet that other countries will follow suit.
     
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    Why did these people even vote for him? From the time that he was elected, all I see is problems... The Internet is meant to be our freedom!

    Although I'm not in the US I wouldn't be so happy as eventually everything will follow on... hopefully nothing will happen, and if it does hopefully Europe will not follow, but you never know...
     
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    There are so many other problems like hunger and wars for example. But those people wanna deal with Internet. Why? F...rs!!!!
     
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    Maybe he should concentrate on the gun laws right now..
     
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    Isnt this in the Bible in Revelations? Like a national identification system and if you dont have an ID you cant buy/sell?

    Anyways, regarding security and protecting your identity i dont believe it is by any means secure?
     
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    Obama wants to regulate the shit out of americans, people were crying foul with the patriot act should be screaming now.

    This amounts to big brother, because we know the government never stops itself, just look at the 'temporary' income tax that now eats 60% of some of our real incomes. I just hope this doesn't turn into china...
     
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    Well, on the bright side, once this is in place, there will be less internet tough guys and e-thugs.
     
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    State has its limits it should not interfare in someones privacy
    Restrictions like these will give more reasons to anarchists to Fight against "state"
     
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    my knee jerk reaction is to sprout out something along the lines of a "big brother / 1984" rant

    however made me think of this:
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    http://www.recombinantrecords.net/docs/2009-05-Amusing-Ourselves-to-Death.html
     
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    Not sure this would surprise anyone, this will come eventually starting first under any American government in the future somewhere between the next 30-40 years, just like you're gonna need a visa to enter US based sites some day :D
     
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    To be quite honest it is not such a bad concept, if it was managed correctly it would evaporate a lot of the shady business going on today.. but lets face it, that policy could never be enforced properly.
     
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    If they provide free state of the art internet access to every home, I'm supportive.

    On the forehead and hand means: Pwn'd in Conceptual perception and Pwn'd in supportive action. The beast is our self-gain monetary social-economic construct. Thats my current school of thought. 666 is supposed to be a numeric representation of a perfected state... but how could I confirm that?... numerology is a diluted unpopular and mostly superstitious science... who can make sense of it?
     
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    It's so they can further track us... first the companies won the net neutrality battle this year and now we're all getting internet IDs... Great. 1984.
     
  19. MiLiTARYiV

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    We all know this law would never pass
     
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    I agree. . .