Tuesday, March 5, 2013

REDUX: E-Verify, Brainware tattoos & Texas news

Truthout TV With David Bacon on E-Verify and Sexual Harassment

Here is second life for news that matters: 

David Sarasohn: On surveillance, what you don't know can hurt you

Neural Electronic Microchip externalizes therapies, RFID placed on skin tattoo

Texas Surveillance Bill Would Curb Warrantless Cellphone Tracking

DHS working on cost-effective biometric exit system

Does HIPAA guarantee privacy for my medical information?

DHS built domestic surveillance tech into Predator drones

DIY GOVERNMENT: The FAA Wants to Hear From You About Privacy and Domestic Drones
"The massive surveillance system built up over the last 10 years is the domestic companion of overseas drone killings." 

Real ID, real trouble


Missouri Lt Gov outs DMV use of Real ID database

Database funnelling information to DHS, increased inquiry of gun owners

BTC - According to the Lt. Gov Peter Kinder, a Missouri local applying to renew a license filed a complaint with the State Attorney general over a DMV request for information to forward to an external DHS database.  Missouri has a history opposing the Real ID Act.

Missouri has been one State among a recent spate of States confronted with more compliance on Real ID. Previous reports cite 25 State's laws or statutes  issuing policy bans to certifying licenses for federal purposes. CSDL, a Real ID regulation lobby, report compromises from State's who have refused to comply with the Real ID Act, like Alaska.  If true, at least some the situation appears to be a move independent from State government by DMVagencies fielding recommendations made by DHS and AAMVA.

[Special thanks to Tom Tisken, Twitter tipster @kd4wov]

National ID, By Itself, Violates Liberty

EVVE - "Closing the Gap on REAL ID: 48 of 56 Jurisdictions Have Digitized Vital Records" @ Center for Immigration Studies

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Economic justice starts at the office

ATTN: Readers 

We are making some production shifts to welcome better returns on our investments.

BeatTheChip is scaling back the amount of hours to produce content online. This move supports the fiscal interests of those who work to bring you the news.

Starting today, March 3rd, 2013 we will be producing the following limited schedule which includes Twitter social media shifts on Pacific Standard Time.
 Tues - 7:00 - 10:30 PM
 Thurs - 7:00 - 10:30 PM
 One weekend day every other weekend. 
We will continue to bring you news, it just won’t be as frequent. If anyone has any further questions, please contact us.


Sheila Dean for BeatTheChip.org