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May 4, 2011

Americans to get Internet ID cards

By Tollat Kulie, Internet Security Contributor
Engadget: The USA in planning to give each American a unique Internet ID in a major plan to combat cyberterrorism and to make life easier for the regulatory agencies policing the current ‘wild west’ of Internet life.
The Obama administration expects the scheme to generally make Internet security better for millions of Americans and to, coincidentally, take away the need for users to memorise login details, passwords, etc, for online use.  The measure is being drafted as the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, which is expected to be in project stage at the Department of Commerce shortly.
It is proposed that the new unique Internet ID system will be optional for all citizens, but many are saying that it looks like another ID card scheme. Time will tell.