State Of The Art In
Legal Privacy
Theft - Part 1

From Ted Twietmeyer
In this series, I'll present the state of the art in privacy theft using technology and product announcements extracted from various sources. It's time for everyone to know about these - not just those who benefit commercially by violating your right to privacy. This series will be an attempt to present extracts on these new systems and technologies, and is not intended to promote them in any way.
Source: Advanced Imaging March 2005
Nine states and counties in the span of less than three years have started using biometric technology with driver's licensing. Minnesota has started using a white light hologram on their license. Homeland Security is also encouraging embedded watermarks and other technologies.
But this goes farther - moving the country toward a nation ID card and subsequently, a cashless society. [Supposedly] Homeland Security wants this card, but the Whitehouse claims it does not. The technology being promoted originates from NIST in Maryland, which has close ties with intelligence agencies. This is already a written standard called the government smart card interoperability specification. And it includes a barcode among other features. It also contains re-writeable memory, an optical strip with 4MB of data storage and storage of a handwritten signature.
PROBLEMS: What good is all this security, if illegal aliens are freely given licenses? Our current administration already wants to give amnesty to everyone crossing the Rio Grande. If a counterfeit person holds a valid license, then what will all of this protect against? This card effectively makes any illegal alien a legal alien. Now we will all be barcoded like a can of baked beans on a supermarket shelf.
The re-writable data area opens a big, ugly door to corruption and fraud that can never be closed. Unscrupulous government "employees" could wreck your life with a quick card re-write. Without knowing it, your card could come up with a laundry list of crimes at a traffic stop - all crimes you never committed and would have no way to prove you didn't. You would be slammed to the ground by a boot in your back without any idea of what's happening .
The real end game of driver licenses and a national ID is the elimination of all money, forcing us into a cashless society, and complete slavery.
Source: Medical Design July/August 2005
The FDA approved the *newest *version of software for remote patient monitoring for St. Jude Medical, Inc. [Remember them - always looking for donations? Something to think about the next time their expensive television ads appear on your television.]
The software lets medical professionals create PDF files of a patient's device-interrogation results and transmit them to a secure website for review by physicians.
The system offers live connection with a medical professional, and is supposedly the world's first remote patient monitoring system to transmit complex medical data in real time over standard telephone lines for immediate review. The diagnostics provide real-time electrocardiograms, surface ECGs, signals and settings of the ICD, delivered therapies and stored electrocardiograms.
TRANSLATION: All your personal information and medical history, every single detail, can now be sent anywhere on the planet without your permission. Think they can't do that? Signing the HIPPA form at your doctor's office gives everyone in that office, and anyone else listed on the HIPPA statement blanket permission to do just that. This will also exacerbate the problem of having some under-educated (or non-educated) person sitting in a cubicle over in the near east, the permission to look at your test results and even render a paid opinion. Unskilled test review can result in possibly giving wrong advice that could threaten proper treatment, by misdiagnosing tests and subsequently denying treatment. Tell your doctor you do NOT give permission to have your test results, films or data files reviewed by overseas people.
And that statement about a "secure website?" Does that exist?
Source: Medical Design July/August 2005
This is being promoted as a means for "increased protection against counterfeiting and tampering through the use of over, covert, trace, and track technologies. The manufacturer claims that the film-like device under the package seal can enhance product security and prevent counterfeiting. The product announcement states that the FDA is recommending "overt and covert and forensic measures to secure drug products.
IMPLICATIONS: Ultra-close tracking and tracing of everything injected into YOU. And another dark side- It opens the door to covert drug experiments on anyone, without consent.



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