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White House To Drop Details of Cyber ID On Tax Day 276

BeatTheChip writes "Dept. of Commerce Scry. Gary Locke plans to release solidified details of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace [NSTIC] program starting 11 AM on Tax Day. Technologies and new policies will be demonstrated and discussed to attending press. NSTIC, a federal cyber identity program, drew criticisms earlier this year on initial announcement for similarities to a national identity program. It was deemed 'Real ID for the Internet' by some privacy and civil liberty organizations. NSTIC is a national online authentication program for public use under the oversight of the Dept. of Homeland Security."
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White House To Drop Details of Cyber ID On Tax Day

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  • Requires TPM (Score:5, Interesting)

    by GameboyRMH ( 1153867 ) <> on Thursday April 14, 2011 @03:54PM (#35821364) Journal

    Without TPM this idea is a joke. I think you can see where this is going.

  • by Jackie_Chan_Fan ( 730745 ) on Thursday April 14, 2011 @04:06PM (#35821498)

    Because CNN and Fox news wont report it...

    And thats because their parent companies want it.

  • Re:Democracy (Score:5, Interesting)

    by amiga3D ( 567632 ) on Thursday April 14, 2011 @05:29PM (#35822430)

    You're absolutely wrong. It is a Republic, a representational government. If you look at the US congress you see the US citizenry. Weak, corrupt, dishonest, self centered, exactly like the people they represent. Don't leave out ignorant and greedy either. I guess you could call it an idiocracy. I looked at the last presidential election with despair. Obama and Biden vs. McCain and Palin. It makes me sick to think about it even now. This is the best either party has to offer us. The best they have. Think on that. Then turn on the TV and watch all the mental drivel that passes for entertainment. People actually watch that stuff. It's depressing.

  • Re:Connection Error (Score:2, Interesting)

    by blair1q ( 305137 ) on Thursday April 14, 2011 @05:37PM (#35822512) Journal

    the public sector will be charged with creating a secure, robust, dependable system.

    You think the NSA isn't public sector? CIA? NASA? the Military? DARPA? the FAA?

    The only reason we have anything resembling a concept of "secure, robust, dependable system" is because the government invented it.

    Left to its own devices, private industry doesn't give two shits about your privacy, security, safety, or the reliabiltiy of its products. If I trust anyone not to be hacking the system to give themselves an instant advantage and access to steal my money, it's the government itself. They already have the right of eminent domain, up to and including the right to conscript me and order me into a suicide mission, and every day they don't exercise it means they actually allow me to keep my stuff.

    That last part is true of every nation on Earth, including yours. Many of them actively take their citizens' stuff just because the Sovereign wants more stuff, or doesn't like the gene pool you came from, and kill people for laughs or profit.

    Either you own your government, or it owns you. And either one is a lot better than letting Standard Oil own you.

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