Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Microsoft working on new ID system

Microsoft working on new ID system
SEATTLE, Washington (Reuters) -- Microsoft Corp. will build software for managing identities into Windows in order to beef up security by giving users more control over their personal information, the world's largest software maker said Tuesday.

Microsoft is currently working on a new Internet Explorer Web browser and version of Windows, code-named Longhorn, but Stephenson declined to say whether "info-cards" would be built into the current Windows XP version or Longhorn.

These people just won't stop. But have no fear, Microsoft says:
While Microsoft's earlier plans involved the use of centrally stored information beyond computer desktop, the "info-card" system will keep data stored on a personal computer, Microsoft said.

"It's going to put control of digital IDs into the hands of an end-user, the end-user will be in full control," Stephenson said.

Oh, I see... So what's the point again? Why are you building this system if it's not to enslave the human race?

Keep in mind that Bill Gates IS a major supporter of the GWBush campaign.

1 comment:

J.Bro said...

I'm looking forward to the day when I have to have my gov't-issued bar-code tattoo scanned randomly.