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National virtual ID card scheme set for launch in UK (Is there anything that could possibly go wrong?)

National virtual ID card scheme set for launch in UK (Is there anything that could possibly go wrong?)

IAN BURRELL
THURSDAY 04 OCTOBER 2012

The Government will announce details this month of a controversial national identity scheme which will allow people to use their mobile phones and social media profiles as official identification documents for accessing public services.

People wishing to apply for services ranging from tax credits to fishing licences and passports will be asked to choose from a list of familiar online log-ins, including those they already use on social media sites, banks, and large retailers such as supermarkets, to prove their identity.

Once they have logged in correctly by computer or mobile phone, the site will send a message to the government agency authenticating that user’s identity.

The Cabinet Office is understood to have held discussions with the Post Office, high street banks, mobile phone companies and technology giants ranging from Facebook and Microsoft to Google, PayPal and BT.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/national-virtu...



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wow - what a sneaky way

to get everyone's deepest personal info.

well, sneaky to them anyway. I think we all see what it is from 3000 miles away.