Jan 072011
 January 7, 2011  Posted by  Featured News, Online, Surveillance

Lauren Weinstein sounds the alert:

Greetings. At this moment — as I type this — the Obama administration is pushing forward with its horrendous DHS-linked “Trusted Internet Identity” scheme (formally – “NSTIC”: “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace”) via a meeting and announcements today at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

As I’ve discussed in Why the New Federal “Trusted Internet Identity” Proposal is Such a Very Bad Idea and postings linked within that article, NSTIC is an incredibly dangerous concept fraught with all manner of major direct and collateral risks to individuals, organizations, freedom of speech, and civil rights in general.

In contrast to the benign concepts of Net Neutrality — which despite right-wing claims to the contrary will not result in a government “takeover” of the Internet or the muzzling of free speech — NSTIC in fact carries very much those actual risks.

Read more on Lauren Weinstein’s Blog.

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