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White House Pushes Secure Online Identity System

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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:38 AM
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White House Pushes Secure Online Identity System


consumerist.com


In an effort to develop something of a uniform standard for identifying online users, the White House announced plans for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). PC Magazine reports the verification tool could be a smart card, smartphone app or password generator, among other possibilities.

Wary that the program could be seen as having Big Brother implications, the White House said the system will be driven by the private sector, and no one will be required to
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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:38 AM
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Forgetting your online passwords?

No worries, The NSTIC is The Government, and They Are Here To Help!

Oh, and the private companies involved with this - ?

Microsoft!


and...Northrop Grumman!


(The Pentagon)


iewy.com

What? Scary!

We only heard about this a year ago, and now they have actually got this program in its beginning stages just that quick!


The White House on Friday outlined its plan for a secure online identification system intended to allow people to ditch the user ID/password setup for a "trusted identity" they would obtain from a private company that specializes in verifying identities. www.pcmag.com...


But dont worry, its voluntary. (For Now)


The government will not require that you get a trusted ID. If you want to get one, you will be able to choose among multiple identity providers—both private and public—and among multiple digital credentials," according to a FAQ www.pcmag.com...


What if The Government fails in its attempt to provide secure online idenity?


If NSTIC fails to implement the necessary regulations, the resulting Identity Ecosystem could turn into a free-for-all Identity marketplace, and create the following risks:

•Powerful identity credentials which, if lost or stolen will enable hyper-identity theft www.prnewswire.com...


I ask...

Should the American Government provide Online-Identity Services?

Would you trust the goverment with your online idenity?

consumerist.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:43 AM
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So did they say why on earth anyone would even want to participate in such a thing? What the hell is the benefit in all this annoyance/privacy/anonymity sacrifice....

I can see a whole 20 people jumping on board



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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Wait a minute......


Wary that the program could be seen as having Big Brother implications, the White House said the system will be driven by the private sector, and no one will be required to procure an ID.


So, we are required to have faith that the "private sector" involved is NOT part of Big Brother?

Uh.... "private sector" includes the phone companies... who sold us out to the Feds already; it includes the Big Energy cartel... which gets us into wars to secure more resources; it includes.... um... the Federal Reserve Bank.... need I say more? Oh yeah... the military industrial complex is "private" too.

I'm not sure which is more pathetic, that we are expected to acquiesce to protect us from those who 'hate our freedoms" or that they may actually be that ignorant themselves about the nature of the "political" beast they serve.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:50 AM
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Good questions! I looked, and am quite shocked as to who is participating in this!

Look no further than Microsoft..and Northrop Grumman.iewy.com

So we have Microsoft and basically The Pentagon behind this.
Oh, yes, I feel better now!

ETA: This is one huge amount of money for something that is just going to be voluntary!



A Government coordinated initiative to creat a private sector idenity system.




NSTIC is a government-coordinated initiative to create a national private-sector digital identity system. Today the Department of Commerce released the NSTIC strategy document, which outlines a vision for an "Identity Ecosystem" in which privacy and security are enhanced. www.nist.gov...


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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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And if you have GOOGLE... they already know all about you..They are' in bed 'with Marxist Soros and his White House!

This is why I've blocked most of Google out..They are not on your side!!Put plugs in Googles ears..With:




posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by Maxmars

So, we are required to have faith that the "private sector" involved is NOT part of Big Brother?



Oh, yeah! Its only Microsoft, they could not possibly be involved with any
nefarious back door plans Big Brother has...right?



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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Nothing is secure.

Not in the digital world anyway.

Computers were hacked from the beginning to make what it is today and what it is today is the same thing as what it was decades ago...an object that was never made to be secure.
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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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Watch, mark my words, they will get private businesses to start requiring this for employment. "Oh sure, you don't have to have one...unless you want a job". It will be just like drug tests.
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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by SmokeandShadow
Watch, mark my words, they will get private businesses to start requiring this for employment. "Oh sure, you don't have to have one...unless you want a job". It will be just like drug tests.


Your right, I can see that easily!

If they can get away with asking for your "facebook" passwords, they can surely do this!

This is the perfect merger of Big Brother - The Government, and Your Employer.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:26 PM
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If anything this should show everyone just how much the unrest in the Middle East has really shaken the tree here at home.

The White House is afraid of the power and communication of people across the Internet, a system that they cannot fully hope to control without people willing to give them that control. We already know that the private sector is inbed with the government... or at least we should, after all, who got bailed out and who is suffering right now?

Now would be a good time to start stockpiling whatever information, guides, etc. that you can from the Internet before your searches are no longer private. Right now, we have the massive flow of information keeping most people safe and anonymous. Do not expect that to last.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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I refuse to ever get on board with this. It goes against everything you're ever taught regarding online security. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. Ummm NO! Everyone should have unique identities and passwords for every single online place they're required to have an account on. Single passwords are BAD!!! They become single points of failure and HUGE security risks to your identity. All it takes is for your ID to get compromised and everything you do online becomes compromised. HELL NO!



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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Very true...and speaking of hacking...
The Government makes sure its got the best of them.

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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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Nothing suprises me anymore! "Depopulation must happen at all costs" is what I hear the "elite" scum shouting to each other. With a directly traceable computer/internet id system they no longer have to relly on hacking servers and nsa echelon system. They know whoes id belongs to whom so even if you go to an internet cafe you cannot log in without an id, unless you steal someone else's and put them at risk.....

Sick world we live in. Pseudo-religions, black budgets, alien domination, overblown budgets, racism, bioengineered diseases, mega corporations, financial slavery to aquire more material goods and pay more taxes, minimum wages that cant feed a family, artificial disasters, threat of ww3 with nuclear weapons, etc

Also, a little irrellevant to the topic, but almost all the computer viruses are made by anti-virus companies and government, all the spyware and adware by marketing companies to track your surfing habits---yet we are to believe its bored losers with no jobs letting them loose in the wild! I have to spend hours upon hours each week upgrading my software "just" to "protect" myself from government intrusion and so some people can have a stupid job to exist.

The government and "the elite" are the useless eaters that need to be exterminated. Then install socialist governments throughout the world that actually cares about people and wants to help them get ahead and live in peace with nature.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships

What if The Government fails in its attempt to provide secure online idenity?


If NSTIC fails to implement the necessary regulations, the resulting Identity Ecosystem could turn into a free-for-all Identity marketplace, and create the following risks:

•Powerful identity credentials which, if lost or stolen will enable hyper-identity theft www.prnewswire.com...


Here's a wacky thought! With the fear that cards may be lost or stolen, why not just "chip" a person so they always have their ID with them?
*wow*
I wonder why no-one has thought of this before.


(sorry, my sarcasm key was stuck on my computer)



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by Dreine

Now would be a good time ....


And sooner than later. I am very suprised how quickly this went from a concept to inception.
Less than year ago we heard about this.

They were obviously working on it...

 


Just looking at this interview here with Howard Schmidt, one leading expert in the field
of Cyber Security...

He has an unusual background...having gone back and forth between the public sector and private sector...


Howard A. Schmidt has spent his career on the cutting edge of computer security. A specialist in computer forensics, he has worked for the FBI and the Air Force, where he established the federal government’s first dedicated computer forensics laboratory. Microsoft hired him in 1997, and he served as the company’s Chief Security Officer during the period when cybersecurity became a broadly recognized priority for both government and private industry.

www.thenewatlantis.com...



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:45 PM
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It doesn't require hackers to do this.

Agreements are all that is needed. Agreements that reward those who sign them handsomely.
You sign an agreement with an ISP for your Internet connection. They are not entirely concerned with your security nor protection.

Something to think about.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by Terrormaster
I refuse to ever get on board with this. It goes against everything you're ever taught regarding online security. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. Ummm NO!


Yeah, funny that huh!

And they know this too...even say it right here in the white paper on it...


The stakes are high, and if implemented improperly, an unregulated Identity Ecosystem could have a devastating impact on individual privacy www.identityfinder.com...


Hate to say it but it looks like this is what they want....

Then...next step?



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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Originally posted by EarthCitizen07

Also, a little irrellevant to the topic, but almost all the computer viruses are made by anti-virus companies and government, all the spyware and adware by marketing companies to track your surfing habits---


Yes, and its actually very on topic IMO.

And I actually place more blame on The Government for this, I used to think it was the antivirus
companies...and I am sure to some degree it is. Think Stuxnet.



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:24 PM
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Great movie and scary true imo..........
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