Saturday, June 23, 2012

WEEKEND EDITION REDUX: Invasive technology, "The Singularity", TWIC and more biometrics

c/o Emergency Management Blog
REAL ID and The Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) are two examples of how the Federal government is trying to develop standards for identification cards. The REAL ID addresses standards to be enforced by all the states in the issuing of drivers licenses. I don't know how states can do it, but 18 have refused to implement the provisions. As noted in Governing Magazine, Remember REAL ID it looks unlikely that the Feds will use sledge hammer ramifications to ensure compliance.

Here is second life for news that matters: 

Biometric National IDs and Passports: A False Sense of Security

House bill extends TSA intel sharing to mass transit

Senate debate over cyber security bill fails to address privacy concerns

House Committee Approves Sweeping, Warrantless Electronic Spy Powers

Austin PD to add ground robots to the force

The Police, the iPhone and Your Right to Record

IDair's new fingerprint reader captures prints from 6 meters away

Stop and Frisk -- and DNA Test?

How to nullify suspicionless searches

License Plate Recognition Logs Our Lives Long Before We Sin


IF you had doubts that about the power of consolidated Big Data, lets talk singularity.  It is now simply a matter of tranferring all that makes you a sovereign entity, to a piece of hardware - they have the technology.  For salts sake - it is time to start respecting analog humanity and using the role of consent before we lose it.

Your Big Blue Brain on a Silicon Chip

Inviting Machines Into Our Bodies

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