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Obama Administration Aims to Enhance Online Security Through Internet IDs

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Obama Administration Aims to Enhance Online Security Through Internet IDs

Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy advocacy group, told FoxNews.com that he believes that the initiative poses a serious threat to privacy and free speech online.

"It's not entirely clear to me what, even now after having followed this program for months, what problems it's really trying to solve and how what it's proposing will solve it," he said, adding that the burden is on the government to show "what's the real benefit here."

Tien said it's pretty clear that the initiative will help law enforcement even though administration officials haven't mentioned it.

 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
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