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BTC – Whether or not you live in a Real ID compliant State; get your self on the map!

Answer truthfully about whether or not you think Real ID should be repealed.

They’re watching you… but who’s watching them?

[BTC- Ahem, WE are.]

Companies on the forefront of invasive and liberty-threatening surveillance systems are on the attack, paying big bucks for studies to “prove” that everyone loves being watched.

American Traffic Solutions, a red light camera and photo radar profiteer, claims a whopping 77 percent of NY voters supposedly support their revenue generating scheme. The “poll” was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, known for using trick questions and “push polling” to get the results desired by the client:

“As our roots are in political campaign management, our research is focused on producing information that compels decisions – and then results and across both political and public affairs research, as our tag line suggests, we work with our clients “Turning Questions into Answers.

BRS Labs, a developer of technology which “reports unusual or suspicious behaviors based on memories it has acquired through [surveillance camera] observations,” paid Harris Interactive to conclude 96 percent of Americans “feel the federal government… should be able to use video surveillance in an effort to counteract terrorism” and “protect” people in public places.

The survey continues:

“Four out of five adults feel that in extreme cases, such as a terrorist attack, the government should be able to use any available means to protect citizens…”

BRS’ product, “AiSight,” is an advanced snooping tool which compiles and records human activities into patterns. Patterns deemed unusual or unacceptable can be flagged. Independent camera systems can be integrated together, easily allowing a person to be tracked from place to place.

“AiSight takes visual input from a camera, learns what activities and behaviors are typical, and generates real-time alerts when it identifies activities that are not normal… It takes in external visual input (computer vision), while its machine learning engine observes the scene, learns and recognizes behavioral patterns and responds accordingly. Surveillance is 24/7…”

Feeling safer yet?

c/o Media Mogul @KOS

I’m leaving this diary up primarily for comments. I figure most people are away on holiday/vacation and to write an extensive diary on this subject around the holiday would be fruitless.

:::::TAKE THE POLL HERE:::::

Real ID Act Resurrected 

Defeated back in 2005, the Real ID Act has new legs. The new name is called “The Pass Act”.

The Pass Act currently in the senate [S.1261] is much more pervasive and extensive in scope. This legislation is likely to generate heavy opposition from Christian groups, Gun Activists, Militia organizations, and libertarians. Here is an early example making its rounds on the Internet, this Special Video Report lists its concerns with the Pass Act.