The President is looking to cut out all these online shenanigans by hackers and simple knuckleheads on the Internet by making everyone tote a sort of “online license” to be online. Maybe he believes that it will cause much more responsible behavior when using it. That’s been the result of having a driver’s license right? (smirk)
But unlike a driver’s license, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said at a recent Stanford event, “We are not talking about a government-controlled system. What we are talking about is enhancing online security and privacy and reducing and perhaps even eliminating the need to memorize a dozen passwords, through creation and use of more trusted digital identities,” reported CBS News.
Now that might sound interesting to the general public. Imagine signing on to your computer and that’s the last time you provide a password. Your Internet Service Provider immediately sends out a message to the globe that you have arrived online, but still allows you to be anonymous.
The President’s administration is coming up with what is called the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace that will provide an in-depth understanding of what they are trying to do. Read here for more information. You might have to run out and clear up some things, so you can get an ID.