Thursday, July 19, 2012

If you buy New Balance, they'll put RFID in your shoes- so watch out.

Special thanks to the editors over at Govt Slaves for keeping an eye out! : D

A RIDDLE: what does it look like when the FDA mimics the NSA as the NSA mimics Google?

Ehh..hello?  Which US agency is this? Google is that you?!
..I need an Adroid upgrade for my Smart phone.
BTC- Over two days time, I have seen a couple of strange comparisons. The line between public and private is not just blurry or smudged, but completely removed. For example, in Washington State you can now register to vote using Facebook, who won an intelligence service award from the CIA last week.

Today, Julian Sanchez analyzed the environment where judgements were made by the FDA to conduct their business like the NSA, whose lawyers greenlit a sort of liability insurance over suit for surveilling their whistleblowers. However, just yesterday the NSA was called on the mat by the Senate for using clandestine browser tracking tech, just like Google. This may mimic another technocratic panic as the 'O' Administravia begins to look more and more like the legendary overextended Hans Brinker.  The ECPA (electronic privacy law) stands mute because it applies to cell phones which are 5 lbs and had antennae 1.5 ft long from an LA car phone... in 1986. It pre-dates "the Internet technology".

So here is your riddle: What does it look like when the FDA mimics the NSA as the NSA mimics Google?

Best Answer will be published here.  You can reply on Twitter using #BTCriddle

Facial Recognition Technology Threatens Privacy, Civil Liberties, Experts Warn

Arizona county adds MORIS mobile biometric ID system

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Living in a Cashless Society


There have been comments resistant to the idea of a cashless society ranging from decreased privacy to higher-tech crime to corporate control and technological vulnerabilities.
“Without strict laws, too, a cashless society will be one in which you lack fiscal privacy.” – James

“The thing that galls me is that as soon as we adopt something like that, we will see banks and other intermediaries will start charging us various fees for the convenience. And once we are past cash, we are hostages to those parasites. Ecobank now charge N200 monthly for debit card maintenance.” – Adeniyi

“Can you imagine what might happen if electrical storms, solar flares disrupt telecommunication or electrical grid…and we are already cashless? Besides, I’d rather lose my wallet to a street thug than losing my entire portfolio to the hacker-friendly system of paperless currency!” – Stacey

Another method that can be used to make financial identification more secure is to use implantable RFID microchips. :::MORE HERE:::