Saturday, January 8, 2011

WTH? Obama Planning To Give Commerce Department Authority To Create Internet ID for Americans

The Internet For Dummies
An Internet version of a national ID card? What could possibly go wrong?
STANFORD, Calif. (CBS News) — President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today.

It’s “the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government” to centralize efforts toward creating an “identity ecosystem” for the Internet, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt said.

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