Its for your benefit, really
Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americanshttp://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20027837-501465.html
January 7, 2011 4:31 PM
Posted by Declan McCullagh
STANFORD, Calif. - President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today.
"We are not talking about a national ID card," Locke said at the Stanford event. "We are not talking about a government-controlled system. What we are talking about is enhancing online security and privacy and reducing and perhaps even eliminating the need to memorize a dozen passwords, through creation and use of more trusted digital identities."