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Obama Administration Reportedly Plans to Create Internet ID for All Americans

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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 05:54 AM

Originally posted by ripcontrol
reply to post by UberL33t

every prohibition creates it bootleggers...

Hmm, Al Component?

This thread keeps reminding me of the show Person of Interest where they have that machine that watches everybody and records everything we do so that it can find potential crimes. In the last one the creator of the machine says that they have to keep it out of the hands of the government because they would miss use it. I'm sure it would be the same with this ID system. His answer was to encrypt the OS so much that no one could use it for anything but what it was made for...not to mention that no one can hack the system (at least until they need to for plot reasons). Now if we could just do the same with this.

posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 05:59 AM
reply to post by CALGARIAN

Wait just a darned tootin' second!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the same Obama administration that doesn't want ID's for voting, but is willing to ID everyone for the freakin' intraweb???????????????????????


Bloody hypocrites!

Epic fail on the part of the administration.

Epic, epic fail!

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 07:19 AM
“We are not talking about a national ID card. We are not talking about a government-controlled system,” United State Commerce Sec'y Gary Locke ~ Jan. 9.


This is a very precarious stride towards increasing the influence and reach of the government into our wallets. Until the elements of the plan are made public this is just a conspiracy-theory-laden compartment of paranoia with no substance, but any time the government gets concerned with whatever thing affecting the Internet, the panic bells ring in the rear of my CPU.

posted on May, 13 2014 @ 05:37 PM
Another source:

Tech experts fret that a single ID would eliminate the rights of internet users. For example, anonymous commenting, an act protected by the Supreme Court as free speech, would disappear if web surfers were unable to comment anywhere without being logged in to their official, government-issued accounts. Furthermore, any semblance of internet privacy would be obliterated considering how easily people’s activity could be tracked. The decision to initially target people in poverty for this type of system is hardly surprising since they are less likely to take issue with privacy concerns with more pressing matters taking priority in their lives.

This is an issue that left/right can agree upon. There are many others. Can we focus on those please.

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