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Social Security numbers were never designed to be a security tool, and their usefulness for that purpose has run its course. Just publish the whole list and be done with it.
Regardless of their original intent, our SS numbers HAVE become identification numbers and are tied to every aspect of our lives. Disclosure would only insure that everyone is put at risk. The problem isn't that we all have Social Security numbers, the problem is that banks and businesses can require us to give them so much personal information and then keep it on file.
That sounds really stupid.
They didn't explain anything about how secure identification would be done in a way other than biology (and that has it's own slew of problems too). If ALL of people's info were published, then how are you going to identify anyone aside from that?
Also, what's the purpose of not using SSNs?
Everyone knows they can get compromised (the probability is much greater for some people than for others), but i missed the logic that said if some can get compromised through hacking and/or people being careless and thoughtless, then that means they are useless altogether for everyone?
Two-factor authentication is not useful if everyone is going to have the information to unlock both factors.
Also, credit cards and any type of account where you do business requires HIGH levels of security.
Why would all the businesses create new Id numbers for everything? They already do that - it's called your account number.
The whole thing doesn't make any sense.
Apparently, India has implemented a nation-wide biometric identification system that does work as a unique identifier (UIDAI aka Aaddhaar) for nearly a billion people. Perhaps something along those lines might make sense.
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