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  • Federal Judge Drops the Hammer on Facebook with New Ruling

    04/18/2018 7:21:14 AM PDT · by ptsal · 17 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 04-17-2018 | Joe Sanders
    If Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thought last week was bad, this one might be worse. Before Zuckerberg’s two days of grilling by D.C. lawmakers had even faded from the headlines, the company was back in the spotlight on Monday with a federal judge’s ruling to allow a class action lawsuit against Facebook over a facial recognition feature. And the damages could be in the billions. Advertisement - story continues below According to Reuters, U.S. District Judge James Donato ruled on Monday that a suit against Facebook could proceed under class action status for users in Illinois who sued the company...
  • Do Democrats Really Want to Eliminate Russian Influence in U.S. Elections?

    06/16/2017 6:24:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Democrats are so certain Russia "influenced" the presidential election. They are so focused on “Russian influence” and “Russian hacking” and “Russian election fraud.” So, let’s see them put their money where their mouth is. If you’re so afraid of “Russian influence” in the US election, then let’s do something about it. Let’s make sure it never happens again. Let’s make sure there is no election fraud by the Russians, or anyone else. Personally, I’m just as concerned as Democrats about election fraud…by Democrats. I believe millions of illegal aliens are encouraged by Democrats to vote in our elections. Democrats make...
  • National Biometric ID Cards in Africa

    01/26/2016 8:42:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    “Irregular migration” is illegal immigration dressed up in United Nation’s progressive euphemism and bureaucratic-speak The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is expressing today its support for the meeting in Niamey, Niger, January 25-26, 2016, of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission Heads of Immigration on “irregular immigration and roll-out of the National Biometric ID Cards.” The International Organization for Migration (IOM) project called “Support to Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa (FMM) is funded by the European Union (EU). According to the IOM news release, the meeting focused on “high mobility from and within...
  • The UN Plans To Implement Universal Biometric Identification For All Of Humanity By 2030

    11/02/2015 6:07:49 PM PST · by amorphous · 56 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 1 Nov 2015 | Michael Snyder
    Did you know that the United Nations intends to have biometric identification cards in the hands of every single man, woman and child on the entire planet by the year 2030? And did you know that a central database in Geneva, Switzerland will be collecting data from many of these cards? Previously, I have written about the 17 new “Global Goals” that the UN launched at the end of September. Even after writing several articles about these new Global Goals, I still don’t think that most of my readers really grasp how insidious they actually are. This new agenda truly...
  • Report: School district scanned children's eyes for bus program without permission

    06/17/2013 9:02:37 AM PDT · by Sopater · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17, 2013
    A series of behind-the-scenes mistakes by educators in a Florida school district led to children’s biometric information being culled without their parents’ permission, TheLedger.com reported. In May, parents of students in the Polk County School District received a letter stating a pilot program would track bus riders using each child’s iris. Parents could opt out, but by the time they learned about the program, the company charged with gathering the information had already captured images of about 750 children’s eyes.
  • Former DARPA Head Proposes Pills and Tattoos to Replace Passwords

    05/31/2013 1:56:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    ThreatPost ^ | May 31, 2013, 12:09PM | Brian Donohue
    Motorola’s Regina Dugan suggested at the Wall Street Journal’s D11 conference that pills and tattoos could replace passwords as the radical solutions to the perennial authentication problem. … University of Illinois researcher Dr. John Rogers developed an electronic tattoo that was later produced by a company called MC 10. Motorola plans on working with them to advance a tattoo that could be used for authentication. … Dugan described her next method of authentication as “vitamin authentication” before pulling a pill out of her pocket and explaining that the pill had a small chip inside of it. The chip contains a...
  • Is there a scary biometric ‘National ID System’ tucked into the Immigration Bill?

    05/11/2013 10:30:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/10/2013 | Liz Klimas
    <p>A more than 800-page bill for immigration reform, which the Senate has begun debating, carries a measure privacy advocates worry could lead to the creation of a biometric database of every adult in the United States.</p>
  • Senators in Immigration Talks Mull Federal IDs for All Workers

    02/22/2013 6:47:59 AM PST · by haffast · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 20, 2013, 7:47 p.m. ET | DANNY YADRON
    Key senators are exploring an immigration bill that would force every U.S. worker—citizen or not—to carry a high-tech identity card that could use fingerprints or other personal markers to prove a person's legal eligibility to work. snip But at least five of the eight senators writing the bill have backed biometric ID cards in the past. At least three of them—Sens. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.)—have said they support requiring the cards under the new law but are open to other options, aides say. snip Mr. Graham, in an interview, said that...
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  • A National ID Card For American Citizens? Get Ready – The Real ID Act Goes Into Effect On May 11

    12/01/2011 10:02:54 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 152 replies · 3+ views
    End of the American Dream ^ | March1, 2011 | Michael
    For a moment, imagine a future where you are not able to drive a car, get on a plane, get on a train, vote, enter a federal building, open a bank account or get a job without a national ID card. You don't think that could ever happen in America? Well, you might want to brush up on the Real ID Act because it is going to go into effect on May 11, 2011 unless something is done to stop it. When I first learned this, I was absolutely stunned. After all, wasn't the Real ID Act supposed to be...
  • To Track Militants, U.S. Has System That Never Forgets a Face

    07/14/2011 5:29:53 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/14/11 | Thom Shanker
    WASHINGTON — When the Taliban dug an elaborate tunnel system beneath the largest prison in southern Afghanistan this spring, they set off a scramble to catch the 475 inmates who escaped. One thing made it easier. Just a month before the April jailbreak, Afghan officials, using technology provided by the United States, recorded eye scans, fingerprints and facial images of each militant and criminal detainee in the giant Sarposa Prison. Within days of the breakout, about 35 escapees were recaptured at internal checkpoints and border crossings; they were returned to prison after their identities were confirmed by biometric files.
  • Gun Rights & Biometric IDs

    05/28/2010 2:03:37 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 4 replies · 494+ views
    National Association for Gun Rights ^ | May 27, 2010 | Dudley Brown
    Terrorism. Illegal immigration. Identity theft. Drugs. Fraud. Call me cynical, but whenever I hear anti-gun politicians talk about these issues nowadays, I've come to expect a new thinly-veiled assault on our Second Amendment freedoms. Either they want to ban our guns, track our guns . . . . . . Or track us. Well, after years of watching our illegal immigration problem grow steadily worse -- and watching our elected officials refuse to lift a finger in response -- the politicians' "fix" is finally in. It's a new Federal Biometric ID card. That's right. Instead of controlling our borders, the...
  • Paper or plastic? After railing against "Nazis" in AZ, Dems propose biometric SS cards for all.

    05/03/2010 11:08:35 PM PDT · by xlib · 37 replies · 967+ views
    congress.org ^ | 5/3/2010 | Ambreen Ali
    Democrats unveiled a 26-page proposal on immigration Thursday evening that closely follows a bipartisan draft hashed out by Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) earlier this year. Here are the main points: * Enforce borders: The lawmakers plan to increase the number of border patrol officers and provide them with better equipment to detect fraud and smuggling. They also want to install ground sensors throughout the southern border to make it easier to detect illegal border crossing. * Free up jails: The proposal calls for the deportation of illegal immigrants currently detained in federal and local prisons. Going...
  • The UIN - Unique Identification Number

    11/14/2009 12:43:46 PM PST · by Sharondownunderinnz · 28 replies · 1,363+ views
    World UIN homepage ^ | Christine Hobson
    The UIN - Unique Identification Number Finally, after a year of headlines we are beginning to see the clear picture at hand when it comes to Nandan Nilekani's vision for issuing every Indian a UIN, Unique Identification Number. At first glance it would have been thought is was nothing much, possibly a variation on the US's Social Security Number. At closer inspection however, you can see many layers that one would not have imagined. Nandan Nilekani co-founded Infosys, one of India's leading information technology companies, back in 1981. After serving as its president and then CEO, he's now joined the...
  • What is Identity? Who am I?

    01/28/2009 4:21:08 PM PST · by APRPEH · 3 replies · 252+ views
    aprpeh ^ | 29 January 2009 | aprpeh
    In honor of Data Privacy Day 2009, APRPEH presents the article from 2006 It’s Me, and Here’s My Proof: Why Identity and Authentication Must Remain Distinct - Technet Microsoft - Steve Riley mentioned last week by Bruce Schneier on Schneier on Security. Schneier's blog is a great place online to go for security information. ---------------------------------------------------------When discussing identity we must first determine the audience to whom we are speaking. To some people identity is who they are. "My name is Ploni". To others identity might be a reflection of some important fact to which they identify answering the questions what they...
  • Biometric database bill passes first vote[Israel]

    10/30/2008 10:01:08 AM PDT · by BGHater · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Y Net News ^ | 29 Oct 2008 | Erez Ronen
    Knesset okays controversial biometrics bill, turns it over to Constitution, Law and Justice Committee for further legislation. If passed, will compel citizens to make fingerprints available to government, or risk jail The biometric database bill passed its first Knesset reading on Wednesday, with 18 Knesset members voting in favor and only MK Dov Khenin (Hadash) voting against it. The bill now stands to undergo further legislative work in the Knesset's Constitution, Law and Justice Committee. The bill, brought before the House by the Ministry of the Interior, proposes Israel make the switch to "smart" identification methods, using fingerprints and digital...
  • Biometric database to be formed in Israel

    08/05/2008 12:58:53 PM PDT · by BGHater · 7 replies · 114+ views
    Y Net News ^ | 03 Aug 2008 | Attila Somfalvi
    Government approves bill calling for creation of database of all Israeli citizens. Data to include fingerprints, computerized facial features embedded on IDs, passports The government approved Sunday a motion calling for the establishment of a biometric database by the Ministry of Interior and the Public Security Ministry. The motion, dubbed the "identification card, travel papers and biometrics database bill," will now be referred back to the various Knesset committees, which would ready it for its Knesset votes. The new bill called for embedding biometric data, such as fingerprints and computerized tags of facial features, in Israeli IDs and passports; as...
  • First Recruits Enlist Using Biometric Technology

    04/18/2008 5:46:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 400+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2008 – When 20 recruits gathered yesterday at the Baltimore Military Entrance Processing Station to sign their enlistment contracts, none needed a pen. U.S. Army recruit Krista N. Hearne, 19, of Salisbury, Md., poses with the electronic Army enlistment contract she signed with her fingerprint as she became the first person to enlist in the U.S. military using biometric signatures. Photo by Army Lt. Col. Robert S. Larsen   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Instead, they read their contracts on a computer screen, then pressed their index fingers onto an electronic pad next to it,...
  • Lockheed to build FBI's new ID database[$1 Billion Contract]

    02/14/2008 9:55:28 AM PST · by BGHater · 16 replies · 102+ views
    AP ^ | 13 Feb 2008 | AP
    The FBI selected Lockheed Martin Corp. yesterday for a $1 billion contract to build a database for fingerprints and other biometric information. Analysts had expected Lockheed to win the Next Generation Identification system contract because the Bethesda company built and maintains the FBI's current 10-fingerprint database. Lockheed Martin's Transportation and Security Solutions branch won the one-year deal, which includes nine one-year options, according to FBI spokesman Rich Kolko. Lockheed beat out teams led by Northrop Grumman Corp. and International Business Machines Corp. The deal is a major upgrade to the FBI's Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System because it allows the...
  • FBI To Collect Biometric Information On British Visitors

    12/22/2007 3:03:00 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 258+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-22-2007 | Tim Shipman
    FBI to collect biometric information on British visitors By Tim Shipman in Washington Last Updated: 3:11pm GMT 22/12/2007 British visitors to the US will have details of their physical characteristics added to a new billion dollar database under plans drawn up by the FBI. Fingerprints, iris scans and even details of the way people walk, their scars and the size and shape of their ear lobes will be collected. British intelligence agencies and police will also be able to access the information – giving them potentially more biometric data on British citizens than the Government collects at home. Under the...