GOV'T & INTERNET PASSWORDS - RYAN RADIA
Washington Examiner: Feds funding efforts to create single Internet password
The Commerce Department has been handing out grants to fund a way for Americans to use a single password anytime they shop, bank, pay bills or engage in any other online activity that requires logging in and verifying identity.
Ryan Radia, associate director of technology studies at the free-market think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute, said the project's stated goal of a more secure Internet was laudable, but still better served by the private sector alone. The odds that any identity system starting out as voluntary eventually becomes mandatory is much greater if the government is involved, he said. He also dismissed NIST's claim that the technology could not be created without the grants. > Read more
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