A Great Way to Shut Down Dissent
The Obama administration continues it's push of the idea of a Online National ID. Since 2010, we’ve heard about the “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace,” or NSTIC, which assigns computer ID numbers to every user who must register with real names. It is now being piloted in Pennsylvania and Michigan. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) helped states put this in place and are looking for others to participate, including corporations.
They say it’s to make the Internet more secure
Yeah, the same people that fight against Voter ID's... and spy on us daily.
"Those of us who have watched the NSA’s abusive collection of data on every American and their targeting of Americans and journalists by the IRS and DOJ see a more sinister use such as targeting opponents and shutting down dissent or making it easier to tax everyone who uses the Internet.
The idea comes out of China and Chinese users do say they are much more cautious about what they say.
The original Homeland Security plan stated that they planned to make bloggers “authenticate” themselves prior to posting their thoughts on the Web.
Corporations like google – google works on projects with the NSA – like the idea. They say passwords will no longer used, instead devices such as smartcards with embedded chips,tokens that generate random codes or biometric devices will be used instead. The architecture of the Internet will also change.
If you think that won’t cost you, think again. Say farewell to the relatively free Internet. The devil will be in the details but once in place, the government can expand it any way it wants. We also know that they want to shut down bloggers. An effort is being made to do that by Dianne Feinstein and other Democratic Senators who want to pass laws defining what is acceptable media and who is a journalist, carefully omitting alternative media and bloggers from the list....."
This is an issue to be concerned about but, as usual, with the pen and phone dictatorship Mr. Obama has in place, we will have no say, our elected representatives will have no say , and only the collectivists in the White House will get to decide."(Independent Sentinel)