US government proposes singular Internet identity plan


The United States Chamber of Commerce (USCC) proposed a plan at an event earlier today to create a secure Internet identification system. The plan hopes to eliminate the current status quo—currently multiple passwords and usernames, or even the same username and password—that are easy to guess and to be stolen. The plan stressed that this strategy is not a national Internet ID card, that it's completely voluntary, and will be run by private sectors.

"By making online transactions more trustworthy and better protecting privacy, we will prevent costly crime, we will give businesses and consumers new confidence, and we will foster growth and untold innovation," President Barack Obama said in a statement from the White House.

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