Permission soon needed to use the Internet?

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A new kind of ‘privilege’

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US to set biometric ID verification

Pravda.Ru
June 17, 2015

The US government is to introduce a biometric access to the internet, so that to trace every step of the users.

Greater control is explained with alleged hacking attacks.

The White House has already required federal agencies to immediately introduce cybersecurity fixes.

The Obama administration used the reported breach of government employee records to announce its desire to “dramatically accelerate implementation” of multi-factor authentication for network access. This is White House speak for personal identity verification, i.e., a smart card, possibly a biometric one.

In early 2014 the Obama administration rolled out its “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace,“a system that would replace passwords and other internet login procedures with “a smart identity card, a digital certificate on their cell phone,” and other schemes.

“The original proposal was quick to point out that this isn’t a federally mandated national ID. But if successful, it could pave the way for an interoperable authentication protocol that works for any website, from your Facebook account to your health insurance company,” writes Meghan Neal, warning that the proposal is “a scary can of worms to open.” – emphasis added by CNLib

“The scope of the program could eventually be expanded into an ID card to access the Internet itself, greasing the skids for every citizen to require government permission to use the world wide web, a privilege that could be denied to criminals, accused terrorists and other undesirables, which according to federal government literature includes people who hold certain anti-establishment political beliefs,” Paul Joseph Watson claimed.

Earlier this month Obama placed the blame for one of the largest breaches of federal employees’ data on China. Compromised data held by the Office of Personnel Management appeared to be Social Security numbers and other “personal identifying information.” The administration did not provide an explanation why China would be interested in the Social Security numbers of government employees.

The announcement of the intrusion came on the same day The New York Times reported that the National Security Agency had expanded warrantless surveillance of foreign hackers, an effort that could sweep up the information of innocent Americans.

The NSA itself though has always had the ability to hack computers. Its Tailored Access Operations (TAO) steals data and inserts invisible “back door” spying devices into computer systems, including securely encrypted ones of world leaderes. TAO may in fact be the culprit for security breaches pinned on the Chinese.

The push by the United States government to ram draconian cybersecurity legislation through Congress and the deluge of accompanying propaganda relayed by the corporate media conjuring up phantom North Korean hackers taking down the power grid and other apocalyptic scenarios suggests that the NSA itself may be behind those cybersecurity breaches.

Source: http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/17-06-2015/131002-internet-0/ 

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