Saturday, December 22, 2012

REDUX: Biometric profiling & You

5 programs break down the elements of an identity ecosystem 
"Motor vehicle departments were not originally intended to be in the identity business and drivers’ licenses were not intended for use as identification. But drivers’ licenses have evolved into de facto government IDs, and DMVs have become the first line of government identity proofing. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators’ Cross-Sector Digital Identity Initiative will try to leverage that expertise with a framework to enable the secure exchange and verification of identity data. [Another North American ID database for ad hoc brokerage, this time online.]
“The whole concept of electronic IDs is a paradigm shift” for DMVs, said AAMVA’s director of ID standards, Geoff Slagle. It potentially enables DMVs to become third-party sources for verifying identity for online transactions. The organization’s program could use multiple sources of data to verify online identity."
BTC ADVISORY - This article never mentions the word "biometrics" once during the entire account. Biometric identifiers still play a well monied role in NSTIC's cross platform credentialling systems. They also never mentioned the law or policy that graduated a State drivers license to a "de facto government ID". The writer may have self censored, a little. It's fairly omerta these days to bring up the embarassing policy failure of a national ID program after Americans excoriated it by name: REAL ID. Real ID flatlined again for buy in with States as a flyer permit Wednesday. The Cross Sector Digital Identity Initiative is adapting some Real ID regulations for port on smartphones and the Internet.

To date, there has been little press recognition that NSTIC, in it's gestational pilot pouch stage, poses as much immediate threat compared to the deadlines forced onto States '08. There has been a problem articulating the ways and means of this White House Administration's sympatico project with the US Chamber of Commerce as well as how this falls under public oversight and what it is, exactly.

Earlier this year, we called out the IDESG, a group given some oversight powers to these 5 pilot programs, for it inability to reign in an AAMVA's bid to implement an online ID program.  They feigned knowledge and responsibility for the program, while being responsible for what it produces.  The individual user is not advised to lend consent to an Identity Ecosystem port or any modernized, incremental public ID program with voluntary compulsory notes. Whether it's student institutions, health and human services, immunizations, voting, public welfare programs or licenses multi-purposed for web log ins, don't be confused into volunteering up to build a transactional dossier for yourself.  [And get off Instagram/Facebook. Yesterday.]


Maryland school district quits out of biometric lunch program

About those TSA flyer rules and Real ID....

RE: TSA's New 'Compliant ID' Rules Already Causing Confusion

Here is second life for news that matters:

NDAA Lawsuit Brief Filed By Children Of Japanese-Americans Interned During World War II

Infowars features historical of global genocide programs, with added commentary in: "Innocents Betrayed – Governments Disarm Populations and Genocide Follows"

Tennessee Appeals Court says accident statistics justify suspicionless roadblocks for license checks

Congressmen Question DOJ Following Release of Surveillance Documents on National Counterterrorism Center

Obama likely to issue executive order on cybersecurity as early as January

U.S. Expands Child Online Privacy Law to Cover Apps, Social Networks

Congress Defeats E-Mail Privacy Legislation — Again

EU Officially Pronounces ACTA Dead As Commission Withdraws Court Of Justice Assessment

Friday, December 21, 2012

REAL ID the extended version (2012 release)

BTC -  For now, at least 36 states who applied for federal extensions to the Real ID Act, got them.  Call your Governor's Office and ask about an extension for your state, TODAY!

About a week ago, I asked Cato's Jim Harper for a Real ID OpEd.  Here it is.

Time, Once Again, for Our Odd National ID Ritual 

.. the most amusing part of this tradition. REAL ID is going nowhere fast. But people in the press don’t know that. And state and local officials don’t follow the issue carefully, so they think they have to fall in line with the national ID program. Yet they never have, and they never will.
Perhaps a chronology will help illustrate how meaningless REAL ID’s deadlines have been.


SEE ALSO:  DHS Delays REAL ID Implementation Indefinitely

Thursday, December 20, 2012

REDUX: The end of the end of 2012 edition

Eat your heart out Jimmy Buffet

End is near for surveillance law powers 

Identity tech made 3 out of Tana Geneva's,  5 Unbelievably Creepy Surveillance Tactics Read more about: Biometric Time Clocks, GPS/RFID location tagging of Children and, of course, Biometric Databases here.

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Here is second life for news that matters: 

Texas Federal Judge hears case of Hernandez v. NISD

E-Verify ordinance repealed in Springfield, MO 

E-Verify Begins Checking Driver’s License and ID Cards from the State of Florida 

Tennessee Appeals Court says accident statistics justifies suspicionless roadblocks for license checks

TSA (Finally) Studying Health Effects of Body Scanners

Court Rules Antiwar Activists Can Sue Government Spies

SANTA?!  [No. Its just Sen. Al Franken with a location privacy bill for all the boys and girls!!]

FTC orders data brokers to explain use of consumer profiles

NSTIC Technologies under the microscope Microsoft scrutinized by EU Privacy Watchdogs

Patient Privacy Rights makes reccomendations for HIPPA regs updated for the cloud

How Joe Biden helped us all actually e-mail in private.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A recipe for producing holistic news

From the Editor  - This can work for web producers, television, radio or any electronic media.