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An update on global ID

Half a century ago people had to be reassured their social security card was not being used for identification. Now there are federally standardized and globally synchronized ID cards, government-sponsored online ID projects, DNA databases, and even secret databases of your newborn baby’s genetic information and nobody bats an eyelid. How did we get here, and how can we break this conditioning? Source.

From EPIC: Beginning in 2015, many federal facilities will require a “Real ID” for entry where identification is required. Several states have opted out of the Real ID Act, a federal mandate to modify the design of state drivers licenses, raising questions about the ability of people in those states to access federal buildings and board commercial aircraft. EPIC, supported by a broad coalition, opposed the Real ID regulations, arguing that many of the required identification techniques, such as facial recognition and RFID tags, compromise privacy and enable surveillance. EPIC, joined by technical experts and […] – Oklahoma City, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports | Due to the REAL-ID Act of 2005, and Oklahoma refusing to comply, Oklahomans’ driver’s licenses won’t be valid in federal buildings next year. If you rely on your Oklahoma Driver’s license to get into a secure area like a federal building or an airplane, things will be changing. Oklahoma is one of a handful of states that hasn’t complied with a federal mandate to make our driver’s licenses more secure. “You would be required to have a driver’s license and a passport or […] – News – News Source.

New TSA rules have come into effect and they are a lot like the REAL-ID law that was rejected by nearly half of all US states. If you plan on traveling, there are some new requirements you need to know about. The program is identified by the TSA as a “behind-the-scenes watch list matching program,” which requires airline passengers to give their date of birth, gender and full name, including middle name if it appears on your primary form of identification, when booking a flight. The process could create delays at the ticket counter as […]

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