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UK Government: Free iPods for all!

Well, not really. Government officials in the UK are getting serious about combating online fraud and identity issues. There is a proposal for an ID card system, which would store a person's online identity. The cost of the cards would be high, and Patrick Cooper, head of applications and data services at the UK Department of Trade and Industry, has proposed replacing the ID cards with iPod nanos, according to an article on ZD Net UK. From the article:

"If you had...an iPod with a digital certificate [it] would also work...My boss would give everyone in the UK an iPod...that would also mean there would be no reason for anyone to steal one because everyone would have one." Sounds like a plan to me!

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