Archive for the ‘internet’ Category
BTC – Popular Science, an online tech magazine, reveals the panoramic divide facing the National Strategies for Identity in Cyberspace proposal which held its first privacy centric workshop at MIT Cambridge Monday and Tuesday of this week.
The Point/Counterpoint column exhibits the polarities in debate discussions reflected in some of the work groups and their findings.
IN FAVOR: We Need a System of Internet IDs by Becky Ferreira
“It’ll save us money and provide secure (yet optional) ways to do our online banking, healthcare, and taxes.”
OPPOSED: Internet IDs Are a Terrible Idea by Bryan Gardiner
“Internet IDs will be ineffective, risky, and won’t address the root of our real problems with online security.”
Summary releases and updates can be found at NSTIC.us and the NIST website. Other workshops and seminars are scheduled Monday, Tuesday of next week and throughout the Summer.
SEE ALSO: NSTIC as a National ID [or How NSTIC is not A National ID] by Aaron Titus
This was a neat comment on CNet’s Privacy Inc. following a story about Marsha Blackburn’s duality on net regulation c/o Mickey White.
“Why does Marsha Want Congress to Regulate the Internet? Why not just say NO FEDERAL branch (the FCC and congress and the federal courts included) has any authority to decide or rule on any aspect concerning the Internet?
BUT Marsha Blackburn did Vote FOR: Patriot Act Reauthorization, Electronic Surveillance, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening, Patriot Act extension; and only NOW she is worried about free speech, privacy, and government take over of the internet. ”
Stop by and drop off your 2 cents anytime, Mickey.
BTC – Thanks to Freedom’s Phoenix.