Sunday, January 9, 2011

Privacy Alert! - Obama Administration Planning To Implement Internet ID for Americans


Geesh... The Obama administration has been progressively attacking our privacy rights for the last two years.  Now, they want to take away our internet privacy by creating internet ID for all Americans. "Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Chamber of Commerce authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today."  This invasion of our privacy must be stopped!! 

"The Obama administration is currently drafting what it's calling the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, which Locke said will be released by the president in the next few months. (An early version was publicly released last summer.)" 

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke says "We are not talking about a national ID card," But then for what other reason - good reason - is this being implemented?  "We are not talking about a government-controlled system. What we are talking about is enhancing online security and privacy, and reducing and perhaps even eliminating the need to memorize a dozen passwords, through creation and use of more trusted digital identities."  I don't buy this. 

There is no good reason for internet ID to be created.  It is my suspicion that this has everything to do with monitoring our every move on the internet.  This is an invasion of privacy, is unconstitutional, and must be stopped from ever being implemented. 

H/T Privacy Inc 

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