Obama and some others are proposing a non-mandatory Internet ID to prove that you are who you say you are on the internet. I suspect if they pass this then corporate-owned websites will start to require it in order to "be more secure" and of course to please the government. What do you think? Good Idea? Bad Idea? Not sure?
Answer by KnightZero · Jan 10, 2011 at 02:23 AM
I have no qualms with not hiding my identity on the internet. I don't like the idea of having to hand that information to the gov't just so that I can use the internet. I think a bit more education is in order, teaching people the dangers that lurk on the internet, rather that some mandatory login ID system that will likely be compromised in no time and do more harm than good.
Answer by Hugo · Jan 10, 2011 at 12:45 AM
I think that if it's only for corporate websites then it's a great idea and will be more secure in the long run but if it's for all US owned websites in general then it's possibly the worst idea ever.. If it involves buying a selling (for instance.. Amazon) then it's a great idea because it makes it harder for people to steal your identity. There's a good and bad side to it I guess.
But it may make things quite hard for people living overseas who may not have one of these ID's..
Answer by trueb · Jan 28, 2011 at 03:45 AM
well the government already has an ID for each person the SSN. But lets face it, that is not secure, i couldn't tell you how many company's have seen my SSN. Schools, employers, tax guys, banks, insurance, cell phone company, cable company... yea, well i think that says my point of view, no it wont be secure, good idea but once everyone starts asking for it, bad idea...
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