National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

There is no possible way this could potentially go wrong, right?

Doesn’t the phrase “Identity Ecosystem” make you feel all warm and “green”?

It’s a public/private partnership, right?  So there is no possibility of some large corporation taking over the process and imposing *their* management ideas on it?  Like, say, trying to re-introduce the TCPI?

And there couldn’t possibly be any problem that an identity management system is being run out of the US, which has no privacy legislation?

The fact that any PKI has to be complete, and locked down, couldn’t affect the outcome, could it?

There isn’t any possible need for anyone (who wasn’t a vile criminal) to be anonymous, is there?

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  • http://www.testalways.com Eusebiu Blindu

    Every bad thing looks good if its wrapped in a nice shiny box :)

  • http://www.luminousoutsourcing.blogspot.com sridhara

    There is no possible way this could potentially go wrong, right?

    Doesn’t the phrase “Identity Ecosystem” make you feel all warm and “green”?

    It’s a public/private partnership, right? So there is no possibility of some large corporation taking over the process and imposing *their* management ideas on it? Like, say, trying to re-introduce the TCPI?

    And there couldn’t possibly be any problem that an identity management system is being run out of the US, which has no privacy legislation?

    The fact that any PKI has to be complete, and locked down, couldn’t affect the outcome, could it?

    There isn’t any possible need for anyone (who wasn’t a vile criminal) to be anonymous, is there?

  • http://www.luminousoutsourcing.blogspot.com sridhara

    And there couldn’t possibly be any problem that an identity management system is being run out of the US, which has no privacy legislation?

    The fact that any PKI has to be complete, and locked down, couldn’t affect the outcome, could it?

    There isn’t any possible need for anyone (who wasn’t a vile criminal) to be anonymous, is there?

  • Margaret Bartley

    Like HIIPAA, which prevents investigative journalists and lawyers from being able to discover clusters of illnesses and accidents, and prevents citizens from being able to find out what is going on their communities, but which provides no protection to patients from abuse by medical or governmental authorities, this new cyber-security act will prevent people who have a legitimate need to identify known trolls and troublemakers, and will create a national on-line ID, making it even easier for government and corporate security forces to track down and attack people they don’t like.

    Want to apply for a job? You can bet that in a few years, all major employers will have a contract with some third-party agency, probably a Halliburton subsidiary, that will provide a summary to the enquiring employer that will list your personal and political activities on line, as well as those of your friends and family, to make sure you “fit in” to the corporate team.

    Carrol Quigley, in his monumental book “Tragedy and Hope” talked about tyranny being proportional to the discrepancy in weaponry between the government and the people. When the government has lots of fire-power, and the people nothing, they are always tyrannical. When the fire power of the government isn’t that much more than the people, then the society is more free.

    Instead of fire-power think of information as power. If the government and corporate behemoths know everything, and we know nothing, that is not the internet we want to bring in.