Hey, you like being anonymous online? Not anymore. President Obama has given the Commerce Department the authority to implement a 'national cyber security measure' that involves giving every single American a unique online identity.
The wonderful U.S. Commerce Secratary Gary Locke mentioned that 'the new system would not be akin to a national ID card, or a government controlled system, but that it would enhance security and reduce the need for people to memorize dozens of passwords online'
This basically means the second you log online, they know what you, John Smith, are doing at all times. What websites you visit, what content you're posting/reading... everything. It has been dubbed a measure for the citizen's security, but in reality it just gives the government absolute control to look over your shoulder whenever they damn well please. (Not that they couldn't do that already, but this is mainstream and easy... right out in the open)
I wasn't sure if I had made the right decision moving from the US back to Canada, but after this (and unless I'm just largely mistaken about this whole thing) I am very glad I did.
What do you guys think?