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Monday, April 18, 2011

 
All Your Online Passwords Are Belong To Us

Here's the latest Orwellian scheme to make the news:

Imagine--one secure credential that you can use to shop online, bank, even get quick information about what to do during natural disasters or other emergencies.

Good idea? The Obama administration thinks so and announced a plan on Friday to achieve it.

It’s a little thin on details, but the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace envisions a day when people conducting online activity no longer have to rely on passwords, which can be hard to remember or can be hacked.

Instead, people will be able to get a secure credential in the form of a smart card or a USB thumb drive, which will carry their personal information and can be used to authenticate their identity online.

It didn't take Hot Air commenters long to play the Book of Revelation card. Might as well set it to music.

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