There's only one line from this that matters to me, and it's in relation to the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #533. Iron Man is having his little press conference, and he said that the Superhuman Registration Act does not require superhumans to reveal their identity to the public, merely to the federal goverment. Or SHIELD. I'm still not clear on that.
On the one hand, this gives me hope. Spider-Man doesn't have to tell the American public who he is, so maybe his press conference will just be a statement by Spider-Man that yes, he supports the Superhuman Registration Act. Sure, everything seems to be pointing to an unmasking, but it almost seems to be pointing too hard, you know what I mean? The same way that Cassandra's actions in Robin #150 seem fishy to me, so does this. It's like they're trying to lead us by the nose. . . right off a cliff. Or into a brick wall.
Of course, even if Peter only reveals his identity to the government (SHIELD already knows after New Avengers #19, thanks Bendis), his loved ones are still as good as dead. Look at our America, somebody gives grand jury testimony that's supposed to be sealed; next thing you know, it's being "leaked" that so-and-so said this. Whether that's deliberate by someone trying to affect opinion, or whether it's just some dumbass who can't keep their trap shut, information that isn't supposed to be made public is. And that's just in our world.
Marvel Knights Fantastic Four already demonstrated what happens when information is stored on goverment computers, and people know it's there. It took what, six hours for someone to hack Department of Child Welfare and find where they were supposedly keeping the Richards' children? Dr. Doom would have people's secret identities in three minutes, just to have them. Red Skull would get them, whether he's currently dead our not. Cable would have them, and I don't trust him. Doc Ock could get them (even if he's the one enemy Peter might actually not have to worry about, with the Aunt May connection and all). Arcade. The Mad Thinker. Alister Smythe, if he's still alive. Even if they have no desire to get revenge, can you say "bidding war"?
Hmm, that revelation didn't boost my hopes nearly as much as I'd hoped. Even if he only tells the government, it's still a mistake. Guess I just have to hope he comes to his senses and tells Tony "No dice".