“The REAL ID Act mandates using RFID in ID cards that most Americans should carry for domestic airline travel and must carry for international travel. This discussion will examine current RFID technology and security concerns as well as how the RFID technology implemented in REAL ID Act cards and passports may pose privacy and security risks.”
Kansas Priorities Turn to Infrastructure; joins Real ID Discussion
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“Security identity provider Digimarc has been awarded a six-year contract with Indiana’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles to deploy a new driver’s license system that will help the state comply with new Real ID regulations. The company will use the Microsoft .NET version of its driver license issuance solution that will provide “seamless integration” with other state databases and applications.”
BTC Comment -Students at a Las Vegas Defcon Press Conference were silenced for explaining how to fraudulently reproduce an ID card considered by all accounts to be a secured ID. We here at BeatTheChip, intuitively know that technophiles will override any government secured technology regardless of cost or effort to prove that they can. This supports the argument that making State taxpayers pay for a Secured driver’s license will not stop those with real intent of reproducing fraudulent ID’s for profit. If they don’t have the technology, they’ll build it. Our pragmatic friends at the Electronic Frontier Foundation understand the nature of such things. We think the hundreds of millions to be spent on securing Real ID’s would be better allocated to shoring up the roads, investing in the build of green energy transitions and restoring the U.S. economy. It’s an alternative to making us pay for the government’s cattle-log checkpoint database to fulfill the Big Brother fantasies held by corporate sociopaths. Just a thought.
“It’s not “666,” but it’s close enough to the New Testament’s “mark of the beast,” says a small religious group in West Virginia that won an exemption from the state’s requirement that driver’s license photos be stored in a digital database.”