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Biometric Database of All Adult Americans

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by wireguy, May 23, 2013.

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  1. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    I don't know the original source but it comes to me from a trusted source -

    Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform
    May 10, 2013

    The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system. Buried in the more than 800 pages of the bipartisan legislation is language mandating the creation of the innocuously-named “photo tool,” a massive federal database administered by the Department of Homeland Security and containing names, ages, Social Security numbers and photographs of everyone in the country with a driver’s license or other state-issued photo ID.
    — Wired
     
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    Personally, I think a national ID system, of the kind that is common in most democracies, is inevitable. But, the technological and political trends in that direction make it all the more important to keep control of our government--and to preserve the Bill of Rights that makes such control possible.
     
  3. wireguy

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    I agree with avatar and I give 100 to 1 odds that system will be used to hunt down "enemies of the state".
     
  4. ansvel

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    Great news! More work for IT specialists.
     
  5. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Show me your papers....
     
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