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BTC – You have until exactly June 8th to contest the implementation of yet *ANOTHER* national ID  program, according to Cato, integrating the motor vehicle driver license records into E-Verify’s labor records databases.

You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS-2011-0030 by one of the following methods:

Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Fax: 703-483-2999.

Mail: Mary Ellen Callahan, Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this rulemaking. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov,
including any personal information provided.

Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received go to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For general questions, please contact:
Janice Jackson, Acting Privacy Branch Chief, Verification Division,
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,
Department of HomelandSecurity,
Washington, DC 20528.

For privacy issues please contact:
Mary Ellen Callahan (703-235-0780),
Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Office,
Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528.

BTC – Corporations… Government data surveillance; same difference. They both do it.

Here is second life for news that matters.

Mexico starts to use iris scans on ID cards

A National ID Card for Every American c/o Fellowship of The Minds

“In 1998 the Clinton Administration tested such a privately-funded card without the consent or knowledge of Congress. Their card was part of a special healthcare program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program was initated in five western States and entailed giving women with dependent children free healthcare in the pilot project that actually tested the effectiveness of the biometric cards, which electronically monitored the whereabouts of the cardholder 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by GPS. The test lasted one year. It was deemed to be a success. Our federal government does have the ability, and the desire, to track the whereabouts of its human capital while they work, when they play, and where they sleep. REAL ID, in other words, is REAL Intrusive.”

Trial Begins For Seattle Man Who Refused To Show ID At TSA Checkpoint In Albuquerque

Governor gives voter ID bill emergency status in legislative session

U.S. Cancels “Virtual Fence” with Mexico

USCIS e-Verify still flags eligible employees, says GAO

RE: Corporate Data Surveillance, Watch what you say and text

DIY Government: FTC Comment period on *PRIVACY PRACTICES* extended until 2-18-2011

OTHER RELATED NEWS:

Black Budget in the Red

Facebook suspends personal data-sharing feature

The Companies Who Support Censoring the Internet

How Big Brother is watching you from Israel

FILMS TO GO SEE:

Operation Endgame – Illuminates bureaucracy, comedic lunacy of the underground US Intelligence complex; straight to DVD, comes *highly recommended* for entertainment’s sake.

Smash His Camera –  Classic rivalry of privacy in the face of public living. Example here.


JON & KATE PLUS HATE
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Here is second life for news that matters:


Social Security Information Systems Near Collapse

Cato Analysis here.   Similar news here.

Feds Subpoena Twitter Seeking Information on Ex-WikiLeaks Volunteer

Photo ID’s could be required to cast ballots in Wisconsin

Rush Holt vs. the airport scanners

Wes Benedict tackles TSA “adult” scanners

DIY GOVERNMENT:
1.11-22.2011 Fast for Justice with Witness Agianst Torture for Brad Manning

1.28.2011 International Data Privacy Day

BTC – States like North Carolina elected more Republicans in local elections in efforts to curb spending,  stimulus payouts to Wall Street for economic failure, and a pending federal healthcare mandate.  According to Jim Palmer, an anti-national identity organizer based in North Carolina, election turnover to Republicans in both the House and Senate is being taken with a grain of salt.


Perhaps, both Republicans and Democrats need to learn and understand that if you create a system where all private personal information is accessible it can and will be exploited by hackers, DMV workers, unscrupulous law enforcement, IT personnel and corporations who have access to the data,” said Palmer frustrated by the cavalier performance of Statehouse Democrats who took up legislation opposing the federal identity mandate in North Carolina.  


Rep. Cole and Rep. Mackey had both made initial commitments to moving the legislation but never followed through.  Both members lost their seats to Republicans.


North Carolina’s DMVs announced plans to adopt FRT or facial recognition technology to convert license pictures to digital images with biometric features last fall.

BTC- Project Censored ranked India’s national ID system 22nd out of their top 25 most recent list of censored stories, adding a plug for the American plight against national identity.




(22) 1.2 Billion People in India to be Given Biometric ID Cards

They’ll contain a person’s name, age, birth date, fingerprints or iris scans, “though no caste or religious identification.” Then in five years, a giant computer will hold data for half of them, receiving a 16-digit ID number by 2014 during the project’s first phase.

Thereafter, its use will be required for all government and private services from drivers’ licenses to hospitals to banking. Critics, however, balk, saying “the project will turn India into an Orwellian police state (able to) spy on citizens’ private lives.” Despite government denials, it may be precisely for that purpose.

Thus far not enacted, America’s Real ID Act plans the same thing, widespread state opposition over the cost having stopped it up to now.

Project Censored produces an annual book on the 25 most censored news stories in America.   Censorship is determined by whether or not a story has endured a range of systemic news omissions through corralled media conventions.  Rationale driving censorship are considered to be political, economic or legal.