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White House Unveils Plans For "Trusted Identities In Cyberspace" 202

Presto Vivace writes with news that the Obama administration's cyber-security coordinater, Howard Schmidt, yesterday unveiled a national plan for "trusted" online identities. Schmidt wrote, "The NSTIC, which is in response to one of the near term action items in the President’s Cyberspace Policy Review, calls for the creation of an online environment, or an Identity Ecosystem as we refer to it in the strategy, where individuals and organizations can complete online transactions with confidence, trusting the identities of each other and the identities of the infrastructure that the transaction runs on. For example, no longer should individuals have to remember an ever-expanding and potentially insecure list of usernames and passwords to login into various online services. Through the strategy we seek to enable a future where individuals can voluntarily choose to obtain a secure, interoperable, and privacy-enhancing credential (e.g., a smart identity card, a digital certificate on their cell phone, etc.) from a variety of service providers — both public and private — to authenticate themselves online for different types of transactions (e.g., online banking, accessing electronic health records, sending email, etc.)." You can read the full draft of the plan (PDF), and the White House is seeking public comments on it as well.

Comment Re:Anti-White Racism in the Afro Community (Score 0) 3709

I completely agree!!! It was pretty sad to see two 18yr olds in line at the poles and hearing them say I'm voting for Obama cause he's my Ni***. I'm not racist. But the percentages speak for themselves... Here in NC you look at the %'s 100% of black women voted for him and 97% of black men voted for him. If you look at the age and race Stats 100% of 18-29 blacks voted for him cause he's their "Ni***" Pigmentation doesn't make a good Pres. people....And I didn't only hear something like this yesterday I also heard something along the lines on Super Tues. So it wasn't an isolated incident...So everyone out there that's going to slash,crucify, tar and feather me for what I just said and try and tell me that one person isn't the opinion of everyone it was two separate incidents with two completely different people... And further more once again the percentages speak for themselves... And the reason I used the word "Ni***" Is cause I quoting two people that said that. Once again I'm not being a racist by using that word, I'm just trying to get my point across based on the observation I made yesterday at the poles...I'm quoting what 2 people said.

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