NOTHING good can come of this…

I can’t think of one single thing that is good about this.

  • The federal government will regulate this.
  • The federal government will provide this.
  • The federal government will administer this.
  • The federal government will control this.
  • The federal government will be able to track everywhere you go online (and most likely offline eventually)
  • The federal government will be able to track everything you do online (and most likely offline eventually).

In WHAT fantasy land does ANYONE see this being a good thing?  This is one of the first steps to turning this countries citizens into a trackable, hackable, controllable herd of sheep worse than what they already are.

Not only will this make it easier for the LAW ABIDING LEGAL CITIZENS to control their identity online, but it will also make it easier to hack and steal identities for all out there who choose to do so.  Only the law abiding legal citizens will actually do this and the illegal actions that are committed will NOT STOP.  The only way to make sure that the internet and activities conducted on the internet are secure are to make the security rules so ridiculous as to make it unusable.  This does NOT make the internet more secure, it makes it easier to destroy someones life.

I could also see this actually turning INTO a national ID.  One in which you will need to carry on your person at all times in order to make phone calls, get e-mail, purchase something, travel through trains, cabs, airlines, anything.  And you can forget about using cash in the future.  They’ll figure out a way to institute electronic cash into these id cards.

Call me a nut.  Call me a whack job, but I can only hope that I am nuts.  I can only hope that I am a paranoid nut job and all of this is a bad dream.

But don’t take my word for it, head on over to engadget and read for yourself:

President Obama has signaled that he will give the United States Commerce Department the authorityover a proposed national cybersecurity measure that would involve giving each American a unique online identity. Other candidates mentioned previously to head up the new system have included the NSA and the Department of Homeland Security, but the announcement that the Commerce Department will take the job should please groups that have raised concerns over security agencies doing double duty in police and intelligence work. So anyway, what about this unique ID we’ll all be getting? Well, though details are still pretty scant, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, speaking at an event at the Stanford Institute, stressed that the new system would not be akin to a national ID card, or a government controlled system, but that it would enhance security and reduce the need for people to memorize dozens of passwords online.


~ by Normanomicon on January 10, 2011.

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