This is ideal for yet more government spying and data mining people...
"The President's cunning plan is that by using OpenID and Information Card technologies, US citizens will be able to use their existing online digital identities rather than having to register yet another ID and password to make use of online public services"
Yeah right. Give the government yet another way to workout what everyone has logged into and is reading and saying online. By spying on the openID they can associate people between web sites. That is exactly what the control freaks want to build bigger more complete pictures on ever more people online. The US government has already been had up for wanting to spy on massive numbers of its own peoples viewing habits. e.g.
And what does indiemedia do thats so illegal? ... As far as I can tell nothing illegal. They simply report on protests and campaigns against government plans. So much for democracy. It shows the government wants to spy on anyone who is even interested in learning what is going on let alone wishing to then exercise their democratic right to speak openly about their views. e.g. http://indymedia.us/en/index.shtml
The government control freaks want OpenID because they know behind the sales pitch of easy login, they can use it to automate a lot more data mining spying. They want to know who reads sites like indiemedia because then they have a list of people interested in political protests and therefore potential political opposition to their government plans. This indiemedia case proves the government attitude (and desire to spy on) anyone who dares to speak out against them or may even just be interested in speaking out against them. This case also silences the fools who don't believe the governments spies on their own people. The people in power are determined to stay in power. They don't think they work for us. They work for them and see us all as potential opponents, not their employers. It shows they work against us not for us. Of course their two faced words (throughout history) have always been for all of us, but behind the scenes it shows they work against us all.
OpenID is yet another control freak chess move in their desire to spy on everyone to workout whoever could possibly be political opponents. Spying on the OpenID gives them a lot more spying capability. The ability to assocate between web sites (which each login detected can then be logged by them as web sites for and against government views, allows them to workout how politically interested people are and what their political interests are. Its yet another way to spy on us all, and as usual, their true intentions are hidden behind yet more of their two faced words, this time about easy login.