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:
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.