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LIFE  IMITATES  ART: Fictionalized representation of US IDENT badge
depicted in Richard Kelley’s film Southland Tales



c/o EFF’s Jennifer Lynch


“This week, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and several other organizations released documents from a FOIA lawsuit that expose the concerted efforts of the FBI and DHS to build a massive database of personal and biometric information. This database, called “Next Generation Identification” (NGI), has been in the works for several years now. However, the documents CCR posted show for the first time how FBI has taken advantage of the DHS Secure Communities program and both DHS and the State Department’s civil biometric data collection programs to build out this $1 billion database.” 


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RELATED: 

DIY GOVERNMENT
PETITION: Tell Congress, Put a stop to FBI abuses and let Mueller’s term expire 

EU considers Trusted Identity proposal of their own, grapples with citizen and global privacy

NETWORKWORLD: Trust, respect and personal datastores

“On the final day of last week’s European Identity Conference (EIC) I sat in on a workshop/presentation of the new Respect Trust Framework, which is being billed as a new approach to giving individuals control over their personal data shared over the Internet and mobile phone networks.”

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Here is second life for news that matters: 

UN Proponent, Bill Clinton, wants “independent” news, Internet monitoring service.

U.S. Calls for Global Cybersecurity Strategy

New US International Cybersecurity Strategy Aims to Institute ‘Rule of Law’ on the Internet

Eleven Privacy and Civil Liberties Groups Urge U.S. to Uphold Privacy Values in E.U. Negotiations

Google chairman Schmidt promises privacy controls to UK over location privacy

Blackbird-DoD invents another clandestine, surveillance technology to “TTL” – tag, track and locate.

An Oxford study, policy of OSHA, yellow tag public health, medical surveillance [2000].

“People will be able to opt out of receiving all 
but the presidential alerts.”


BTC – Today is May 11th – 6th Anniversary of the passage of the Real ID Act.  Downsize D.C. [ ol’ faithful] calls in for back up with some D.i.Y DIRECT ACTION towards the repeal of Real ID.

Obviously it’s about a lot more than just Real ID anymore. The world is filled with all kinds of nasty data surveillance, data siezures, identity theft and information fleecing. Whether it’s public or private, it’s like living in public nowadays.

Here is second life for news that matters:

Every Six Hours, the NSA Gathers as Much Data as Is Stored in the Entire Library of Congress

Revised ‘Net Censorship Bill Requires Search Engines To Block Sites, Too SO…there’s an ACTION ALERT: ICA sounds the alarm on.NET surveillance, siezures, KEEP DUMPING ON COMMENTS

MORE GRILLED APPLE & HANDHELDS: DOJ wants wireless providers to store user info -You can watch how the AG and Congress is handling mobile  privacy here on CSPAN.  Meanwhile, theres a federal pilot to put chips in cellphones for govt. sponsored alerts in NYC and D.C.

Copious Commentary ala .GOV data surveillance FLOGGER Jim Harper, who has to ask thrice: DO YOU WANT PRIVACY? Terms and conditions apply….If you want Privacy, we start by blinding you! Then increase government surveillance! Nevermind! WE NEED TO CENSOR! 

ZDNet’s David Chernoff rebutts, Want privacy? Take Responsibility.

Facebook is still in denial that people want privacy at all… Mission control; we certainly have a problem.

IF YOU WERE IN A COMA…  Wired.com’s THREAT LEVEL BLOG has been doing some exclusive coverage of the FBI’s mobile surveillance package which fits onto your car.  There’s a battle brewing over FBI’s warrantless GPS tracking devices.  They cover how to inspect and remove one of these bastards if you find one on your car.

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1

FYI: There’s an International Summit on Health Privacy June 13 in Washington, D.C.

This one goes to Hawaii for all of the exhaustive inquiry into identity articles.

c/o Honolulu Star Adviser.com

Question: Regarding the Department of Homeland Security giving states until January 2013 to comply with the REAL ID Act (Kokua Line, April 21): Does any Hawaii license issued so far comply? I got my driver’s license in March, but I can’t tell the new one from the old one. (Combination of two questions.)

Answer: No Hawaii driver’s license or state ID card is fully compliant with security features required under the REAL ID Act, according to the city Motor Vehicles & Licensing Division and state ID Office.

Under the Department of Homeland Security’s REAL ID mark guidelines, a fully compliant card will feature a gold circle with a star cut out to reveal the background. That mark will be placed on the front top third of the license or ID.

Here is second life for news that matters:

Banks to Lead U.S. Online ID Strategy

White House cyber czar: “Trusted Identities program is a secure “ecosystem”, not a national ID card”

The New York Yankees and DSLReports.com responsible for 30,000 more data loss victims

Why Voter ID Laws Are Not The Answer 

Who else is tracking your location?

Data Privacy Put to the Test in a Supreme Court Case

Zero Privacy, Big Data, Oxygen Deprived Birthers

AND JUST IN CASE YOU’VE BEEN IN A COMA…
Former Miss USA, Susie Castello alleges sexual assault by TSA

BTC – In this Homeland Security Today piece, Big Data states their case for evaluating pre-crime, threat levels, Suspicious Activity Reporting (SARs) and protective policy towards government officials after the Tuscon shootings.  [Probable cause is mentioned…once.]

“The Federal Court Security Improvement Act of 2007 specifically directed the US Attorney General to make grants available to each state. One of the main purposes of the Act is to provide funding for states to establish and maintain a threat assessment database that includes threats against institutions and officials at the state and local level. Even though this law is several years old, progress in creating these “databases” seems slow. At the same time, other information sharing initiatives – Fusion Centers and Real Time Crime Centers – that have sprung up since September 11, have been slow to acknowledge that this type of threat information is relevant to their mission.”  :::MORE HERE:::

About the Author

Director of law enforcement solutions on the Memex Solutions Team at SAS, Stephen Serrao is a former New Jersey State Police Counterterrorism Bureau Chief. SAS is the leading worldwide provider of intelligence management and data analytics solutions for law enforcement, military intelligence and commercial organizations. Steve can be reached at steve.serrao(at)sas.com.