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President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans
It's "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet
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
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Schmidt stressed today that anonymity and pseudonymity will remain possible on the Internet.
Originally posted by againuntodust
I refer back to what Google CEO Schmidt said a few months ago: Schmidt's message at the Techonomy Conference was that anonymity is a dangerous thing and governments will demand an end to it.
Schmidt stressed TODAY that anonymity and pseudonymity will remain possible on the Internet.
Originally posted by Misoir
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What this would do is effectively implement 'security' over privacy and at the same time provide them with the opportunity to not only violate our privacy but also violate our rights through potentially tracking us, labeling us, and conducting illegal searches.
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
If you believe that any security or privacy exists currently on the internet, then you'd be a fool.
While I'm only taking a wild guess with my statement above,I shudder to think where this will lead to in reality. The noose is on and tightening and yet they still keep adding more nooses to people's necks. I guess one just isn't enough.
Section 9006 of the health care bill -- just a few lines buried in the 2,409-page document -- mandates that beginning in 2012 all companies will have to issue 1099 tax forms not just to contract workers but to any individual or corporation from which they buy more than $600 in goods or services in a tax year.
The stealth change radically alters the nature of 1099s and means businesses will have to issue millions of new tax documents each year....
The bill makes two key changes to how 1099s are used. First, it expands their scope by using them to track payments not only for services but also for tangible goods. Plus, it requires that 1099s be issued not just to individuals, but also to corporations.... money.cnn.com...