An anonymous submitter writes: "Ladies and gents, the endtimes have begun. The Seattle Times is reporting that Mark Forman, associate director of information technology at the White House (or 'America's CIO', as he bills himself) has said the feds are considering the use of Microsoft's Passport technology to ID every citizen and every business seeking access to government services online. This is about as scary as it gets."
To be fair, it looks very preliminary. Read the article. So many companies have tried to assist the government in providing services over the Net
... but I guess if your lobbyists are good enough
, you can be heard at the top.