January 27, 2004

Not-So-Smart Cards?

Dean supporters out there. Does he really mean this:

Dean also suggested that computer makers such as Apple Computer, Dell, Gateway and Sony should be required to include an ID card reader in PCs--and Americans would have to insert their uniform IDs into the reader before they could log on. "One state's smart-card driver's license must be identifiable by another state's card reader," Dean said. "It must also be easily commercialized by the private sector and included in all PCs over time--making the Internet safer and more secure."
Apparently, this was back in 2002. Now, this has got my libertarian hemisphere all ajumble. It smacks of a man who wasn't really familiar with using the internet himself thinking he's come up with a good idea. I'm hoping that the man got himself some advisors who'll have nipped this in the bud if they know what's good for him.

Anyone out there know if he's responded to questions about this lately?

Posted by James at January 27, 2004 12:21 AM
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Eek! That's horrifying!

Posted by: julie at January 27, 2004 10:17 AM

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