President Pootie Tang Plans to Require Internet ID for Americans

Saturday, January 8, 2011

President Pootie Tang isn’t satisfied with his so-called “internet kill switch,” thus giving him power to push a button and turn off access to the world wide web.

Now, our radical, anti-Constitution, Commander-in-Chief plans to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort which creates an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official announced Friday.

According to a report from CBS News:

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt says, it’s “the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government” to centralize efforts toward creating an “identity ecosystem” for the Internet.

The announcement came at an event today at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research on Friday, where U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Schmidt spoke.

The Obama administration is drafting what it’s calling the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, which Locke said will be released by the president in the next few months.

Locke, anticipating privacy criticism, said at the Stanford event.”We are not talking about a national ID card,” Locke said at the 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.”

The Commerce Department will be setting up a national program office to work on this project, Locke said.

Details about the “trusted identity” project are unusually scarce. But a few details are known. A possible forthcoming smart card or digital certificate that would prove that online users are who they say they are. These digital IDs will be offered to consumers by online vendors for financial transactions.

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.

Three years ago, Internet ID proposals were circulating in Washington to transfer authority to the secretive NSA, which is part of the U.S. Defense Department.

The creation of a government-issued Internet ID places President Pootie Tang far to the right of his predecessor, George W. Bush.

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15 Responses to President Pootie Tang Plans to Require Internet ID for Americans

  1. MichaelTAtheist says:

    F88k You, Lawn Jockey……………..

  2. The more they squeeze, the more irrelevant the make the internet.

    I envision a future when we go back to paying our bills the pre-internet way with handwritten checks. Airline reservations can be made in-person and online shopping goes away, as a trip to the mall is suddenly attractive.

    Obama could very well go down in history as the president who killed the internet.

  3. Estacada says:

    There’s already an internet ID. It’s called a unique IP address. Everyone who signs onto the web has a unique IP address.

    The question I have for the Commerce Dept is, what happens if you refuse their internet ID? Will you get placed on a terrorist watch list and you won’t be able to log-on to your computer? This represents a stunning expansion of government’s power and reach into our behavior. What’s next? Cameras in the bedroom? Obama needs to be beaten back by the Congress and the courts.

  4. Brigadoon says:

    I’ve gotten along just fine using the internet safely without the overreach of Obama and Napolitano. But, I guess my security isn’t the issue? The issue is providing the federal government with yet another Stassi-style tool to track what I’m doing when I’m sitting in-front of my computer. After all, it is the American people this administration fears most.

  5. Matteo says:

    The data to be held and processed at the new, $1.5 billion Utah Cyber Center?

    Officially named the Utah Data Center, the facility’s role in aggregating and verifying dizzying volumes of data for the intelligence community has already earned it the nickname “Spy Center.” Its really long moniker is the Community Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative Data Center — the first in the nation’s intelligence community.

    A White House document identifies the Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative as addressing “one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation, but one that we as a government or as a country are not adequately prepared to counter.” The document details a number of technology-related countermeasures to the security threat.

    Hatch said Utah was chosen for the project over 37 other locations. He characterized the cyber-security center as the “largest military construction project in recent memory.”

  6. Tiny Dancer says:

    Free speech is a terrible thing. At least for the Obama administration.

  7. retahyajyajav says:

    I feel perfectly safe online. I change my password each month and rest assured, my passwords are more complex than anything the Feds could devise.

    But Christopher is correct. Internet ID is just the latest form of Real ID that was proposed after 9/11. It has nothing to do with protecting Americans from cyber crimes. It provides the Feds with yet another monitoring tool for them to keep track of us. Isn’t it interesting that after 9/11, we became the bad guys in the purview of the government?

    This is very, very serious.

  8. libhomo says:

    Barack Bush strikes again!

  9. Everyday it’s something new with this guy.

    This is an issue I will be following and reporting on in the weeks and months to come.

  10. R.J. says:

    Looks like I might go back to writing checks in a few months.

  11. Amen, Robbie. Amen.

  12. CriticalEyes says:

    Barack, Pootie Tang, Obummer…… our “Lawn Jockey” President, is massively Over-Whelmed by the job, and ridiculously Under-Qualified. This “BOY” has got to go…………………………. back to his daddy in the Jungles of Africa!!!! He has no Idea what a free country looks like. I’d happily pay to see a Lion make an afternoon snack of the skinny piece of shit!

  13. Carpe Diem says:

    You really have to wonder why the Obama administration is so threatened by average Americans?

    If I’m required to have an internet ID to use the computer, I’ll stop using the computer. I was very happy pre-web. I can be very happy without it.

  14. Patrickm51 says:

    Obama makes some 3rd world countries look interesting!

  15. Joe Berry says:

    I have a better Idea let’s impeach him followed by removal from office for failure to comply with the oath he took

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