[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 .
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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
MODEL LEGISLATION TO BAN DRONE SURVEILLANCE BY WAY OF CITY POLICE
SCATTERSHOT: Audio Surveillance, Intended to Detect Gunshots, Can Pick Up Much More
NJ.com 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
MIDDLE EAST & ASIA
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