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Mexico starts to use iris scans on ID cards
A National ID Card for Every American c/o Fellowship of The Minds
"In 1998 the Clinton Administration tested such a privately-funded card without the consent or knowledge of Congress. Their card was part of a special healthcare program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program was initated in five western States and entailed giving women with dependent children free healthcare in the pilot project that actually tested the effectiveness of the biometric cards, which electronically monitored the whereabouts of the cardholder 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by GPS. The test lasted one year. It was deemed to be a success. Our federal government does have the ability, and the desire, to track the whereabouts of its human capital while they work, when they play, and where they sleep. REAL ID, in other words, is REAL Intrusive."
Trial Begins For Seattle Man Who Refused To Show ID At TSA Checkpoint In Albuquerque
Governor gives voter ID bill emergency status in legislative session
U.S. Cancels "Virtual Fence" with Mexico
USCIS e-Verify still flags eligible employees, says GAO
RE: Corporate Data Surveillance, Watch what you say and text
DIY Government: FTC Comment period on *PRIVACY PRACTICES* extended until 2-18-2011
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Black Budget in the Red
Facebook suspends personal data-sharing feature
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FILMS TO GO SEE:
Operation Endgame - Illuminates bureaucracy, comedic lunacy of the underground US Intelligence complex; straight to DVD, comes *highly recommended* for entertainment's sake.
Smash His Camera - Classic rivalry of privacy in the face of public living. Example here.