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Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by the_denv
Very true...and speaking of hacking...
The Government makes sure its got the best of them.
edit on 20-4-2011 by burntheships because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by cardicorona
On another note I just figured out why they are doing this besides the obvious nefarious one. For profit. They stole it from facebook.
As of recently Facebook sells information about all of its users and what they are doing to other businesses.
But do they really think we trust private companies? I saw facebook mentioned here earlier.. perfect example. They roll out updates to their system and by default violate your privacy and it's up to you to figure it out and tweak your settings yet again. (but I won't rant about that, that's for a completely different thread)
It's important that private companies drive the trusted ID effort, added privacy advocate James Dempsey , vice president for public policy at the Center for Democracy and Technology. "The government cannot create that identity infrastructure," he said. "If it tried to, it wouldn't be trusted."
“If that gets compromised, that’s like losing your whole wallet, instead of just losing your driver’s license or credit card,” Rotenberg said.
The program bears more than a passing resemblance to a 2007 proposal by China that threatened to force bloggers to register their real identities and personal details via a single centralized ID system as a means for the Communist government to control information and punish dissenters.
We're moving into an increasingly authenticated and permission-based world. We'll be known to others as a condition of doing what we want to do. That may not be all bad news - we'll get loyalty points, after all - but we'll have to ensure that traditionally anonymous political speech and criticism is somehow protected. When it comes to commerce, anonymity is over.
“Given the amount of communications monitoring governments already do, we're likely already past this point. There will still be ways for determined individuals and groups to hide online, but only in their own corners. The decade and a half-long territorialization of the internet by governments will continue unabated, and probably accelerate.” -- Anthony Townsend, research director, Institute for the Future
WOW... even people IRL don't have their criminal record tattooed to their arms!
Even avatars will have reputations. There will be some things that require a person's ‘name’ to be declared and validated, where the name could even be the last legal record in a series of deed polls.
Originally posted by Invariance
~Sigh~ How times have changed.. a backwoods cabin with a solar panel and an Aptiva are looking better and better!
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by burntheships
Actually, if it stops Identity theft I'm cool with it in the private sector. As long as anonymous activities are not outlawed or stopped at the same time.