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I could have been somebody
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 1/5/2019 12:26:03 AM

People have often heard the phrase "to be someone" but whether you can prove you are that one has never been easy. The Microsoft blog notes that having an identity is necessary for just about anything these days. "In the U.S. and abroad, fundamental rights and services like voting, healthcare, housing and education are tethered to legal proof of identification – you can’t participate if you don’t have it. Yet nearly one in six people worldwide – the majority of them being women, children and refugees – live without it. The lack of legal documentation not only strips

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dvc, 1/5/2019 2:43:01 AM     (No. 11882738)

Sorry, I have programmed computers, been a network manager, system manager and professionally used some of the most powerful supercomputers on the planet since 1968.

I am entirely, completely, irrevocably unconvinced that there is ANY concept of ´secure and inviolate´ storage of data on any computer, or that it is even a real possibility at some point in the future.

Totally unconvinced by all the "smart experts" on this blockchain/distributed/unforgeable baloney.

All things on computers can be modified by a sufficiently well thought out and connected program.
End of story.

To believe otherwise is to be a gullible fool.

Computers follow programs and store and move zeroes and ones. Nothing else. Different programs, or modifications to existing programs can be created, erased, forged, recreated, and destroyed at will, given adequate skills and time. No more secure from insiders or hackers than writing on a blackboard.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: plomke, 1/5/2019 6:28:03 AM     (No. 11882789)

Can´t argue with the idea of data as a comodity.
The problem is not a lack of secure IDs,it is the fact that we have far too much government in our lives.
Do I really need the TSA doing a full rectal exam while running my six govt issued IDs through a scan?
AND...do you understand that those discounts you get for signing up for coupons at the grocery store are actually the stores selling your purchase history?
Ain´t nothing free or discounted...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 1/5/2019 8:32:20 AM     (No. 11882927)

Got an ID problem? Go to CA. They’ll fix you right up...register you to vote also.

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