Monday, June 28, 2010

Coming Soon, Government “ID Tokens” To Use The Internet?

The move to shut down and regulate the Internet under a new government-controlled system has accelerated into high gear with the announcement that the government’s cybersecurity strategy revolves around issuing Internet users with ID “tokens” without which they will not be able to visit websites, the latest salvo against web freedom which, in combination with Senator Joe Lieberman’s ‘kill switch’ bill, will serve to eviscerate the free Internet as we know it.

Under the guise of “cybersecurity,” the government is moving to discredit and shut down the existing Internet infrastructure in the pursuit of a new, centralized, regulated world wide web.

It is important to stress that “cybersecurity” has nothing to do with protecting the infrastructure of the United States and everything to do with taking over the Internet. Cybersecurity is about attacking non-compliant Internet users, not defending against hackers. Non-compliance equates as using the Internet as a political tool to dissent against the policies of the U.S. government-Cybersecurity Measures Will Mandate Government “ID Tokens” To Use The Internet.


  1. Wow! I can't wait to see the comments you get on this post.

    I don't even know what to say....

  2. I want to say initially that I think it's a bad idea.

    That said, it's clearly an attempt to stem illegal activity, not political dissent. "Hacking" is a broad term. Identity theft and infringing copyright are probably the biggest ones, and I'll be damn sad if the latter ever disappears (scared me this weekend when isohunt went down for a while).

    I highly doubt Orwellian applications, and the resulting backlash from such use would result in Nixon part 2.


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