Re: Would You Trust the Government to Control Your Online Identity?
- From: Buzz <buzzard99@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:17:59 -0500
On Tue, 11 Jan 2011 14:10:49 -0800, OldSalt@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Facebook has enough trouble winning trust, but imagine if they were
the government. Well, the US government has plans to develop what is
essentially their version of Facebook Connect to provide citizens with
a single online identity. Would you use it?
ReadWriteWeb reports that the United States government plans to create
an identity ecosystem that will allow a user to have a single verified
identity and use it to sign in to any site supporting the program.
It's basically like the government version of Facebook Connect.
Verizon, Google, PayPal, Symantec and AT&T all support the program
already, but do you? Would you feel comfortable handing over your
single login to the government?
BTW when I voted on this, the total was 90.62% did not trust
the Gov, 7.65% did trust the Gov, and 1.73% who voted for other.
I'll not be signing up, OS.
Why on earth people clamour for more and more of this, especially with
the current administration in charge, is beyond me.
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