Sunday, January 09, 2011


From TechTalk:
STANFORD, Calif. - President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today...Details about the "trusted identity" project are unusually scarce...Schmidt stressed today that anonymity and pseudonymity will remain possible on the Internet. "I don't have to get a credential if I don't want to," he said. There's no chance that "a centralized database will emerge," and "we need the private sector to lead the implementation of this," he said.
Nothing to see here, folks, move along now.

Best comment at the TechTalk site:
by ChuckShire January 9, 2011 3:45 PM EST
How come every time the government wants to do something for the "good" of the people I feel my anus beginning to pucker?
Just get lots of lube, Chuck.

Unrelated: does anyone else think that Dickie Durban bemoaning "toxic rhetoric" is like Adolph Hitler complaining about anti-Semitism?