The White House Wants Chinese-Style ID System For Internet Users
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Government moves to create “identity ecosystem” ...
Government moves to create “identity ecosystem”
Testing is set to begin next month on a pilot program that could lead to the introduction of a Chinesestyle
ID system for Internet users, an “identity ecosystem” that critics fear would create a backdoor to
government regulation of the world wide web. The White House’s “National Strategy for Trusted
Identities in Cyberspace” would replace the current system of using passwords to access sensitive
online accounts with something akin to a biometric ID card that would link one individual to all their
government services, such as food stamps, welfare as well as a myriad of other things like mortgage
applications and applications for licenses.
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