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  • Wednesday, March 22, 2006

    Is Stalin making a stealthy return?

    This interesting letter to the Express and Star, on the id card scam:

    I confidently predict the following: each identity card will cost in excess of £200; many people will be inconvenienced and intimidated by organs of the state; within two years of the introduction of an identity card, crime and identity fraud will be rapidly increasing; finally, that in view of the technological ignorance of the politicians and the Whitehall civil servants, the identity cards and their associated database will be yet another costly New Labour IT fiasco.

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    4 Comments:

    At 3/23/2006 12:30:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    With the cards, I can't help thinking of a UCLA scientist who was able to make a copy of one of Verichips "secure" implanted chips (something Verichip says can't be done) in all of 10 minutes by reading the RFID chip in someone's body using a homemade device. [Source]

     
    At 3/23/2006 09:19:00 am, Blogger Truth Seeker said...

    This is one of the main reasons why I am against these id cards djeb, once people have been conditioned into accepting them, what will they propose next? 20 years ago, I doubt many would have thought that we'd be so close to having to carry round what will become a necessary piece of plastic, which we'll all have to pay for, containing personal details, and the technology to ensure that life will be very difficult for those who refuse to have a card, it's an absolute disgrace djeb.

     
    At 3/24/2006 01:15:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    You are against the cards?!

    But... But... Terrorists. 9/11. Terrorist. 9/11. Terrorists. 9/11.





    Sorry. I thought I'd try out those scare tactics and see how they felt.

    Here in Japan, I have to carry an Alien Registration card on my person at all times when out of my residence. Until about 10 years ago, those cards all had our (ie. suspicious aliens) fingerprints on them because us foreigners are all a bunch of criminals, you see (even though a police white paper showed that the crime rate among foreigners is lower than among Japanese - the answer to that for the tough-on-crime types of course being to exile all the Japanese from their own island).

     
    At 3/24/2006 07:16:00 am, Blogger Truth Seeker said...

    Oh, I didn't relaise you had to carry those things around with you in Japan. Interesting.

     

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