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The latest on "NONSTIC" finds that the proposed identity program is undergoing technical problems and experiencing delays. Do you think that has anything to do with the fact that so many people don't trust their government to run identity, or much of anything really for that matter, in cyberspace?
WaPo gives thoughtful consideration to the high concept of US national identity. Interesting report also trolled up from The Bradley Project here.
Babbage @ The LA Economist experienced his own version of the modern checkpoint society tolerated in California and made some observations about the current status of REAL ID.
Looking on the bright side, officials in Sacramento reckon that if manufacturing the new driving licences is that difficult for professionals, then all those biometric details and security features are going to make it prohibitively expensive for counterfeiters to reproduce. That is no doubt true for the backstreet forgers around MacArthur Park. The worry is that if driving licences become worth thousands of dollars instead of mere hundreds, organised crime could move into the bogus-ID business in a big way.
PRIVACY RIDDLE D'Jour - It's a head scratcher...
Judge Says TSA Doesn't Have to Turn Over Body Scan Images to Civil Liberties Group
Bradley Manning and the Rule of Law
Latest and greatest from Papers, Please! : Update on jury trial of Phil Moek who refused identity to fly. The essential guide to PNR or Passenger Name Record database debacle, and an Interview@AntiWar.com. Follow Ed Hasbrouck on twitter.