Friday, December 14, 2012

REDUX International: US-Canada info share Visas, biometrics, national ID, & NCTC

c/o The Province 
OTTAWA - Canada will soon begin sharing biometric information and other data about visa applicants with the United States — which then may provide it to third countries under a newly signed treaty. It means the fingerprints or photo of someone who hopes to visit, study or work in Canada could be passed to Washington, which in turn might share them with another country to help verify the person's identity.

RELATED NEWS: Canadian Vets ombudsman calls for national ID card

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PrivacySOS asks "Why didn't NCTC stop the Newtown shootings?" and suggests we"Haul the NSA before Congress" 

NCTC - The Little Known Spy Agency That Knows Your Flight Plans And Much More

Unprecedented Powers for Warrantless Surveillance


Ghana's Biometric Voting


Nigeria's national ID heralded as path to getting self employed, resistant Nigerians into the banking system


CHINA: 22 Children wounded today in knife attack, National ID now required for Knife purchase

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

RATED "M" : SANTA encounters the STATE for lack of ID

SPECIAL to BTC  - 4409 c/o friends at Freedom's Phoenix
[Rated M for Mature: Language, Sexual innuendo]

Please support the 2012 AZ Activist Awards, sponsored by Freedom's Phoenix 

California, EDL's won't make your grass green again

Voluntary Real ID compliant EDLs for State drivers? Not a good standard to imitate

BTC  Commentary --  The Enhanced Driver's Licens (EDL) is a Real ID compliant license which adopts global standardization [WHTI] for border crossings into Mexico and Canada using an RFID chip.  California is now considering a bill which would adopt this federal standard for the State license.  The State currently meets many of the federal (and far less controversial) benchmarks for federal compliance.  However, the bankrupted State is making hard decisions about what to do next.

Washington State opted for this method for use at the Canadian border State, as one example of this policy. Their drivers license policies are not a good act to follow. Here's why.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

REDUX: NISD creates video surveillance bid on Texas elementaries

c/o San Antonio Business Insider
Northside Independent School District is taking bids on a $20 million project to put video surveillance and security upgrades in elementary schools. The bond-funded project is expected to take about two years to complete.  
The project calls for integrated security management systems to be installed in 74 schools across the district. 


Rutherford Institute Sues North Carolina Public School for Strip-Searching a 10-Year-Old Boy in Search of Another Student’s Lost $20 Bill

Breaking the Set's, Brainwash Update covers School-to-Prison-Pipeline [24:40]

DIY Government ACTION ALERT :   Please write your local and federal Congressional Leaders to let them know what you think of State surveillance increases in public funded schools (RFID, CCTV, education & surveillance standards, higher learning, K-12 etc.)   You can make an impact on a national trend of distressing child privacy.

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Homeless amnesia victim seeking help online getting new social security number

More Metro Public Busses Quietly Recording Passenger Conversations
SEATTLE PHOTO:  Not the same system, but similar idea. 
Sting Operation catches TSA screener stealing iPad

Public Interest Declassification Board urges Obama to shake up 'outmoded and unsustainable' security classification system

Brad Manning makes UK Guardian's Person of the Year by 70%

NSTIC, Disaster Relief Security, Healthcare Smart Cards headline last week’s SCA Government Conference

Audio: Alexander Alvaro on EU privacy standards and proposals

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