Friday, February 18, 2011

REDUX: NSTIC update @RSA conference

SAN FRANCISCO — The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is expected to be finalized in the next few weeks, and its success will depend on the collaboration of a wide range of stakeholders in both the public and private sectors, information security officials said Feb. 15 at the RSA Security Conference.

Here is second life for news that matters.

NIST on Public-private Partnerships: ‘It is the Way We Do Business’

Microsoft Security chief pleads for “collective defense” of the Internet

RSA 2011: Schmidt-led Town Hall confronts public-private cooperation – again

"How the U.S. Government Forged a Surveillance Society"

REDUX:Real ID update, Bill to prohibit Kill Switch, Patriot Act Recap & more

REAL ID UPDATE: Border states Texas, New Mexico and other southwestern states are actively increasing public discourse on terms of immigration policy and whether or not federal legislation will perform or deliver terms of relief promised to put limits on undocumented migrants seeking work.  North Carolina seems to be reinforcing terms to reduce federal spending on Real ID; while a Youngstown, NC legislator seeks to move legislation prohibitive of federalizing local drivers licenses.  A Real ID compliant discourse is stirring Nevada two years after the state passed a local resolution requesting that the federal law be repealed.   States are expected to be federally compliant with the law by May 11th, 2011.  More opinion here and here.

D.I.Y. Accountability: Send a message to Google and Facebook: Protect Our Privacy!

Here's second life for news that matters:

US Bill Would Prohibit Internet 'kill Switch'

Decentralizing the Internet So Big Brother Can't Find You

FBI pushes for surveillance backdoors in Web 2.0 tools

Patriot Act Extension Lands on Obama’s Desk

SENDING OUT AN S.O.S....Clinton delivers speech to support nonviolent dissent on the web, as Ray McGovern arrested, brutalized. Analysis of the content of Clinton's speech here.

DISCUSSION: The Internet and Social Media: Tools of Freedom or Tools of Oppression?

TSA agents admit to stealing $160,000 from bags at JFK Airport

HBGary -Anonymous- WIKILEAKS : @arstechnica @ggreenwald

WHAT DO YOU THINK?  Do-Not-Track bill facing criticism 
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"G-Cloud: introducing the neo-database state"

ACTION ALERT: NGO's sign on to defund Real ID

BTC  - Right now, for today only, the ACLU will be taking signors on a national scale to defund the Real ID Act.   If you know of a privacy or civil libertarian organization or any organization (business or otherwise) who is against the national ID card program.

To sign on or participate please e-mail the national ACLU office STAT: 
ATTN:  Chris Calabrese -- 

SEE ALSO: House Debates Spending—and REAL ID Is on the Chopping Block

P.S. Please do this now.  Drop what you are doing and send an e-mail from a computing device nearest you.  Thank you - BeatTheChip.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

(Not-so) Great moments in Real ID History: The Real ID Act Regulations

BTC -  1-11-2008  DHS Secretary Chertoff announces plans to give everyone a national ID card with a "menu" of  items including: a national data surveillance hub network, RFID chips, barcodes and an expanded border wall fence.  It was a first in American domestic checkpoint society.

Yep... and The People hated it.

"AZ Bill Requires Patients to Prove Citizenship Status"

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentines Day @BTC

BTC - Love is for everyone.  I think this a great song for mourning doves and people having bad reactions to red dye #40 and chocolate.   Florence +  XX = You've got the love.

Information Security and Privacy Board Meet - NIST