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Rex Sorgatz

I'm not passive aggressive. I'm aggressively passive.

jan 9
2011

Papers, Please: Obama pushes unique online ID

"President Obama has signaled that he will give the United States Commerce Department the authority over a proposed national cybersecurity measure that would involve giving each American a unique online identity." Sounds scary, right? But don't worry: such a system "would enhance security and reduce the need for people to memorize dozens of passwords online." Feel better?

5 comments

Maybe worth noting that the president of Belarus, the last dictatorship in Europe, etc., etc., proposed such a system a year ago: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34633201/

posted by adm at 4:34 PM on January 9, 2011

posted by rico at 2:39 AM on January 11, 2011

source for above video

posted by rico at 2:41 AM on January 11, 2011

I think you have it exactly backwards. The whole goal is that you could do government business without having to have some gov-issued digital ID. It's basically them saying "let's use what's out there".

posted by Anil Dash at 2:44 AM on January 13, 2011

It's opt in, so will never be adopted.

posted by An Jing at 1:42 PM on January 15, 2011




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