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DHS Claims RealID Protects Privacy

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Homeland Stupidity is one of my favorite sites and Michael Hampton does an excellent job running it and keeping fresh content always flowing into my RSS reader. I see eye-to-eye 99.9% of the time with Michael and his commentary and I have to share one of them with you today.  This posting about Real ID […]

Magnetic Stripe Card Reading

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

A few months ago I used to be very interested in mag stripe reading and what data was contained on the back of a lot of various cards.  You know the ones I’m talking about.  You see them everyday on your student ID, drivers license, credit cards, frequent flyer miles, etc.  I’ve always wondered just […]

Spying Too Secret For Court

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

If you have not been following the AT&T’s latest argument as to why the case should be thrown out and swept under the carpet.  AT&T claims the case should be thrown out as they have no way to defend themselves without endangering national security.  Of course the Federal government has simultaneously filed a suit backing […]

It’s Official – FBI Misuses Patriot Act

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Just released on the AP Newswire today news that the Justice Department has confirmed that the FBI did indeed abuse it’s powers as provided in the USA Patriot Act. No longer is it a fear, or a rumor, or just another Black Helicopter conspiracy theory. The FBI improperly and, in some cases, illegally used the […]

RFID Passport Cloned (again)

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

This just in, hot off the press! Ok, so it’s at least 24 hours old, but I just saw it on Slashdot. An RFID passport was cloned in just 4 hours and done so without ever opening the mail package or alerting the intended receiver of the cloning. Actually, this was just an experiment and […]

Real ID Draft Regulations Released by DHS

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Last week DHS released the “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” for the REAL ID Act of 2005. This is proposed implementation plan that will serve as a guide for the states and what will be the minimum acceptable standards for drivers licenses and identification that is acceptable by federal agencies for official use. While I’ve not […]

That’s not my picture Officer, I swear!

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

So I was a big fan of President Bush 41. Am I fan of Bush 43? Ehhh, he’s losing me quickly unfortunately. I think I would really like the guy on a personal level, but his policies on Illegal Immigration and Privacy/Technology issues I have totally disagreed with. Here’s the latest decision I whole heartedly […]

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