Monday, June 4, 2012

NY Eats the Chip and The Costs so a kid with Photoshop can sell an ID online

"STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The underground market teens use to get fake ID has taken a sophisticated, and frightening, turn. Online ID mills overseas now churn out fake licenses so convincing that homeland security officials have taken notice."
BTC-  What have we told you?  What have we been saying for years? What did Ron Paul tell you? You entrench a systemic requirement for identity credentialling and someone is going to give you the end around and create a black market for identity. They railroad regular law abiding citizens into a ditched forced surrender of their liberties so they get left holding the bag.

What a waste. All those poor NYers having to go get their voluntary-compulsory national ID card. Just so they can walk around with convenient RIFD location dataveillance for Big Data trolls everywhere.  It just goes to show you what a bunch of myopic, greedy buzzards can do for the public interest.  Gov. Spitzer made sure NY was the early adopter. He probably got a nice reward from the CDSL, like Delaware.  Their kids will be online getting copies of their tschocke laden plastic crap next.

Good going, East Coast. Impressive. The makers of aluminum wallets thank you for sponsoring the market solution to your thoughtless pork project.

Then the government will use this as an excuse to continue pushing NSTIC - the next tier in full spectrum identity dominance sponsored by Facebook/FBI and other jerk CISPA supporters.

New York, do yourself a favor. If you respect your time and whatever's left of your privacy and personal freedom, if your not totally beaten down with no will left,  PLEASE THINK about ways this costs you - time, trouble, energy etc.  I know you had to take off work. You get harassed every single day, 10 times a day, at least, for your stupid proof of ID to get through the day. Maybe go visit Occupy Wall St and let them know your tired of paying for this fraudulent excuse to fleece you of your freedom in every interaction.  Go to the City Council meeting and use your 2 minutes to tell the world how this bothers you.

It's okay to push a little dirt at the system, because they don't really care what happens to you so long as they can manufacture your compliance and get your money.  Don't pay.  Let them fall into the hole. Don't pay for this crap.  Get through their interaction.

If you can't opt out and you don't drive, go get a passport.  Whack the RFID in the passport and get on with your life.  You don't owe these vampires another ounce.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

REDUX: ACLU joins debate on RFID implants, Real ID Updates and more


[BBC coverage released this news on the resurgence of transhumanist propaganda.]
Science fiction author Elizabeth Moon last week rekindled the debate on whether it's a good idea to "barcode" infants at birth in an interview on a BBC radio program
“I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached — a barcode if you will — an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals,” she said on The Forum, a weekly show that features "a global thinking" discussing a "radical, inspiring or controversial idea" for 60 seconds .


Here is second life for news that matters:

Congress Looking Happy to Reauthorize Broad, Secret Spying Powers

The Obama administration is grossly misreading international law when it comes to targeting terrorists.

"Fortunately, an explicit policy of ethnic or religious profiling in U.S. airports is not likely to happen any time soon. However, the government is slowly beginning to go down the road of profiling of another sort: that based on intrusive inquiries into the facts of our lives. Which, in addition to all its other problems, may incorporate hidden or de facto profiling based on ethnicity." - Jay Stanley

ESSAY: The Blueprint for Total Control by Nick Sandberg

E-Verify: Cure-all or jobs-killer?

Equifax Eyes Are Watching You--Big Data Means Big Brother

A Stasi for America


SCATTERSHOT: Audio Surveillance, Intended to Detect Gunshots, Can Pick Up Much More Commentary: Reject REAL ID; Don't sacrifice safety for liberty

Several federal deadlines to overhaul states’ driver's licenses systems have come and gone in the past seven years. As another one approaches, should states be concerned about complying?

Mr. Smoot vs. the Smart Meter: The runaround

Veto of HB 1549 by NH Gov. John Lynch – does anyone ever really proof this stuff? @ NH's Granite Grok

Sanitize [MS] Office: How to remove personal metadata


UAE to residents: Get your national ID or be fined 20 Dh a day

Ai Weiwei, artist-political refugee, Talks About Living Under Constant Surveillance

NEC Corporation driving biometric markets by way of Government in China

Indonesian schools allowing RFID bracelets to gain admittance to lockers and school equipment