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Originally posted by FearNoEvil
S&F, thanks, first I've heard of this garbage.
Privacy protection and voluntary participation are pillars of the Identity Ecosystem. The Identity Ecosystem protects anonymous parties by keeping their identity a secret and sharing only the information necessary to complete the transaction. For example, the Identity Ecosystem allows an individual to provide age without releasing birth date, name, address, or other identifying data. At the other end of the spectrum, the Identity Ecosystem supports transactions that require high assurance of a participant’s identity. The Identity Ecosystem reduces the risk of exploitation of information by DRAFT National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace June 25, 2010 2 unauthorized access through more robust access control techniques. Finally, participation in the Identity Ecosystem is voluntary for both organizations and individuals.
Individuals going online to send e-mails, make purchases and check their medical records would be able to forgo the dizzying array of user names and passwords and instead obtain more secure credentials for completing those transactions, under a proposed White House cyberspace policy issued Friday.
The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace lays out the Obama administration's strategy for enhancing the security of business conducted online. An interagency team, led by the Homeland Security Department, spent a year developing the strategy, seeking input from about 70 industry advisory councils and associations.
September 26, 2003
Privacy and civil-rights groups have hailed Congress' decision to effectively kill a controversial Pentagon program to construct a powerful computerized surveillance system that critics feared would lead to unprecedented spying into the private lives of U.S. citizens.
The final bill also banned the government from using the technology envisioned by TIA in any other program.
The House of Representatives voted 407-15 to approve the conference committee's bill on Wednesday, while the Senate approved it Thursday by a vote of 95-0.
"Congress has reaffirmed the fundamental privacy rights of all Americans," said Timothy Edgar, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which had lobbied against the TIA since its existence was first exposed by the New York Times one year ago. "This is a resounding victory for individual liberty."
Originally posted by Solasis
As a fan of sci-fi of the Star Trek variety, this strikes me as a not-entirely terrible idea. It's completely unfeasible at this point in time, because we just don't have the proper security systems to keep identities from being stolen through the system. Plus we don't have the tech to, you know, actually implement it.
Think about it: if this were to get implemented, you could access any device or account you own with no hassle whatsoever. No one else could hack into those without hacking your very identity first. It would make most of life a LOT easier.
But it would take away a lot of anonymity. That's a whole different problem with it. I'm sure there could be some way around that, though.