Monday, January 7, 2013


BTC -  Search Engine Watch's, Kristine Schachinger, is lighting up Twitterlogues with searing analysis of NSTIC's use and scope as public controls.  Most of the contest boils down to unpacking the White House program's "myth"tique.

Read her reasons here: 

The NSTIC: Myths, Misnomers, and What About SEO?

Google as Your Identity Provider: Where Are We Now?

DIY Government:  There are 2 NSTIC public input advantages.

You can:
Display dissent live in Phoenix, AZ Jan 11th at IDESG  
OR  Show up to a seemingly more neutral symposium where consent, privacy and scale gets discussed, Jan. 16th 

Here is second life for news that matters: 


New Mexico Op-Ed "Real ID Act step down slippery slope" 

"Measure written in part to stop foreign terrorists, but 25 states have rejected it so far"

Legislators ask to fortify NH privacy laws

W.Va. in small crowd in compliance with Real ID  (Surprise AP coverage!)

Your Say: 'Real ID' useless to curb terrorist threat - USA Today

Hamilton County (TN) to take part in REAL ID pilot program

NCTC - The NSA's newest database darling sitting out in Utah collecting...everyone.

Julia Angwin, for WSJ's What They Know, unpacks the NCTC for NPR listeners. She cites more direct research here.

EmptyWheel.Net on Brennan's appointment to the CIA
"I’m actually far more worried about Brennan’s control over other programs, particularly profiling Americans (though NCTC owns much of that task now). Remember, in addition to having ties to torture, Brennan was in charge of profiling for Dick Cheney’s illegal wiretap program. And he’s the guy who decided it’d be great to give the NCTC unfettered access to any federal database. This man loves data mining, and we should expect to see more of it from the CIA."
India decides against their NCTC after all.

The US will understand that imitation is not always flattering.

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