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It’s a way to prove who you are, online. It is sometimes called remote authentication.
The security industry tends to call it ‘federated ID’, or ‘single sign on’.
It’s already being used by the military, and large corporations.
It starts by signing up with an Identity Provider (IdP), who will then act as a go-between when you want to access services online, and are asked to prove your ID. From proof of age, to driving entitlements, to ‘trustworthiness’, all of it can be confirmed by your IdP.
A plan being pushed in Congress right now by senators from both major political parties would force all Americans to get a biometric national ID card. It is being promoted as a key “immigration reform” measure, but the truth is that a national ID card is much more about the government’s endless appetite for more control over the American people. If this national ID card plan is passed by Congress, you will not be able to get a job without one. So how are you going to survive if you can’t work? In addition, this national ID card would undoubtedly soon be used to identify us for all sorts of other purposes. For example, have you tried to open up a bank account lately? They make you jump through all sorts of hoops to prove that you are who you say that you are. So what would happen if the government decided to require you to show your national ID card before opening up a bank account? If you refused to get a card, how would you be able to function in society without a bank account? Would you try to conduct all of your transactions in cash only? That might work for a while. And of course you would not be able to drive or get on a plane without your national ID card. So forget about going anywhere. Are you starting to get the picture? Unfortunately, the push for a national ID card in the United States is only a small part of the overall push toward a “global ID card” that is happening all over the planet. The eventual goal is to have a “universal ID” that every man, woman and child on the planet will be forced to take.
A politician smuggles landmines and anti-aircraft guns from Afghanistan. His cousin runs a terror group protected by foreign governments. Are politicians and political parties allowed to do this in a democracy or is it time to correct these flawed practices in Pakistan?