Leosghost - 10:27 am on Jun 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm sure I keep reading about governmental moves in the UK to use your facebook login or Google login as "the" ID to access your social security system payments or housing files details or even you medical health records..
At which point membership of these corporation supplied free services is not opt in at all..you would be unable to access the services which you have a right as a citizen to access and which as a taxpayer you have paid for..
Which I think is precisely the reason they are trying to get their data collection methods to be able to hoover up as much as possible so that when the day does come that the UK or another country makes being a member of one of theses "social networks" the only way you can access national government services or local government services, the facebooks and the Googles will say "no choice, either give us all the details of your lives, as per our ( in place since whatever year we began asking how many times you visit the toilet per day and the name of you family pets and maternal grandmother ) system or no health care for you"..
They are brib^^^^^^^lobbying very very hard to have themselves appointed de facto gate keepers to government services and officially acceptable and recognised repositories of citizens personal data..and arbiters of official accepted proof of any citizens identity..