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howardd21 writes: The Obama administration said today that it's moving ahead with a plan for broad adoption of Internet IDs despite concerns about identity centralization, and hopes to fund pilot projects next year.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat, seemed to veer a bit off-message--and instead of touting anonymity, she stressed the importance of aiding law enforcement.
Protecting civil liberties is important, Mikulski said. "But the first civil liberty is to be able to have a job, lead a life, and be able to buy what you want in the way we now buy it, which is through credit cards."
"We're going to support the FBI," said Mikulski, who heads the Senate subcommittee that oversees the FBI's funding. "We're going to support the growth of the FBI."

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  • ... as TFA says "which still remains mostly hazy and inchoate"?

    ... unless it's imposed on the entire planet? What makes your government think it owns the collective which is now the Internet?

    I think it's time for people to revisit John Perry Barlow's 1996 1996 Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace [].

    Yes, I know I'm not American. Yes, I'm sure someone will get all righteous and downmod me for this. But hey, people who got rid of Bush: regardless of that (and my gratitude to you for doing so) an

The party adjourned to a hot tub, yes. Fully clothed, I might add. -- IBM employee, testifying in California State Supreme Court