Sunday, October 2, 2011

REDUX: ID cards not enough to buy meds or opt-out of TSA patdowns

BTC -- Imagine members of the hit reality TV show, Jersey Shore, unable to drive suddenly because they weren't able to provide the right Papers.  What could be worse? If the network couldn't hire them because of a technicality on their government issued IDs.

Here's a follow up from Ed Hasbrouck, posting mail from a New Jersey citizen whose genius Garden State government went ahead with adopting Real ID compliant regs as law.
"I am a natural born citizen of the United States, born and raised in the State of New Jersey. I have lived here most of my life. I have never been convicted of a felony nor even a misdemeanor. I have never been arrested, nor even ever received so much as a parking ticket. I do not receive any funds from Welfare, Social Security, or any other government program. I am not a terrorist.
Yet, in the State of New Jersey, it is illegal for any employer to hire me, and has been for about the last 6 years."

Here is second life for news that matters.

REAL ID Act making it hard for legal immigrants to renew driver licenses

TSA pat down despite medical ID card -- Don't miss priceless explanation from TSA's Pistole-bot.

Austin PD bone up on social media, high tech crime investigations 

Ohio Appeals Court Strikes Down GPS Vehicle Spying

Internet firms co-opted for Internet [data] surveillance

No2ID reports the UK's National Healthcare Database is still a threat to privacy
"NO2ID along with our friends in the NHS Confidentiality Campaign have
long argued that electronic records might well be beneficial to
patients, and many GPs are using them – but that is not the same as
creating a system where privacy barriers are torn down, and all
medical records are potentially available anywhere depending on
official whim."

US Attorney General defends EU data sharing agreement