11 Body Parts Defense Researchers Will Use to Track You

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Cell phones that can identify you by how you walk. Fingerprint scanners that work from 25 feet away. Radars that pick up your heartbeat from behind concrete walls. Algorithms that can tell identical twins apart. Eyebrows and earlobes that give you away.A new generation of technologies is emerging that can identify you by your physiology. And unlike the old crop of biometric systems, you don’t need to be right up close to the scanner in order to be identified. If they work as advertised, they may be able to identify you without you ever knowing you’ve been spotted.

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San Diego Sheriff’s Department fights to keep drone facts a secret — RT

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San Diego Sheriff’s Department fights to keep drone facts a secret — RT.

Texas schools punish students who refuse to be tracked with microchips — RT

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Texas schools punish students who refuse to be tracked with microchips — RT.

21st Century Battlefield: Race Of Drones

21st Century Battlefield: Race Of Drones.

Homeland Security gathers ‘crap intelligence’ and spies on Americans — RT

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.(AFP Photo / Alex Wong)

Homeland Security gathers ‘crap intelligence’ and spies on Americans — RT.

Lessons From India: Massive Biometric Database Raises Big Questions

Lessons From India: Massive Biometric Database Raises Big Questions.

Rebellion Erupts Over School’s Student-Chipping Plan

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A rebellion is developing in Texas against a plan by a school district in San Antonio that would monitor the exact location and activities of all students at all times through RFID chips they are being ordered to wear.

Katie Deolloz, a member of Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering, told WND today that parents and students from San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District confronted the school board last night, stating their concerns about privacy and other issues “clearly and passionately.”

School district officials did not respond to a WND request for comment, but the developing furor comes only days after a coalition of civil rights and privacy organizations publicly stated their opposition to “spychipping” the students.

A “position paper” from groups including the American Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Big Brother Watch, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, Constitutional Alliance, Freedom Force International, Friends of Privacy USA, the Identity Project and Privacy Activism said no students should be subjected to the “chipping” program “unless there is sufficient evidence of its safety and effectiveness.”

“Children should never be used as test subjects for technology, no matter what their socio-economic status. If schools choose to move forward without complete information and are willing to accept the associated liability, they should have provisions in place to adhere to the principles of fair information practices and respect individuals’ rights to opt out based on their conscientious and religious objections,” the statement said.

The paper said RFID tracking is dehumanizing, since it can “monitor how long a student or teacher spends in a bathroom stall.”

The plans also violate free speech and association, since the presence of a tracking device “could dissuade individuals from exercising their rights to freedom of thought, speech and association. For example, students might avoid seeking counsel when they know their RFID tags will document their presence at locations like counselor and School Resource Officer offices.”

It argued that the technology also violates religious freedom and could be subject to unauthorized use.

“While RFID systems may be developed for use in a school, the RFID tags may be read covertly anywhere by anyone with the right reading device. Since RFID reading devices work by silent, invisible radio waves and the reading devices can be hidden, unauthorized or covert uses can be nearly impossible to detect,” the report said.

“A student’s location could be monitored from a distance by a jealous girlfriend or boyfriend, stalker, or pedophile.”

The San Antonio plan was reported by Spychips, a website run by RFID expert Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre.

“San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District plans to incorporate RFID tags into mandatory student ID cards. One school district in Brazil has incorporated the tracking tags into uniforms. In both cases, the goal is to keep students, teachers and staff under constant surveillance,” the report said.

“RFID is used to track factory inventory and monitor farm animals,” said Albrecht, director of CASPIAN and co-author of “Spychips.” “Schools, of all places, should be teaching children how to participate in a free democratic society, not conditioning them to be tracked like cattle. Districts planning to use RFID should brace themselves for a parent backlash, protests, and lawsuits.”

According to the San Antonio newspaper, all students in the district’s John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School would be subject to chipping.

At that point, Supt. Brian Woods said, “We want to harness the power of (the) technology to make schools safer, know where our students are all the time in a school, and increase revenues. … Parents expect that we always know where their children are, and this technology will help us do that.”

WOAI television reported district spokesman Pasqual Gonzalez said the two schools have a high rate of truancy, and the district could gain $2 million in state funding by improving attendance.

However, student Andea Hernandez, with support from her father, has decided to challenge the district’s plan. The station reported she has decided to wear an older photo ID.

“With a smart phone you can use the option to use your locator, but this, I can’t turn it off,” she said.

Protests have been launched in front of the schools, and local stations are reporting the controversy:

Albrecht said in a statement to supporters the issue now is before the school district, and protesters are awaiting the superintendent’s response.

“We don’t give up or give in,” she said.

Christians Fear Mark Of The Beast Technology In Biometrics

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Moss Bluff Elementary School in Lake Charles, La., wanted to speed up the cafeteria line and reduce errors in lunch accounting. So the school bought a Fujitsu PalmSecure biometric ID system, which has a scanner that reads the unique patterns of blood vessels in a human palm, enabling a positive ID, much like a fingerprint would.

When school officials sent out a letter announcing the program, some parents freaked out.

The parents had concerns centering around the belief that all forms of biometric ID constitute what the Christian Bible calls “the mark of the beast.”

Wait, what?

Here’s what it says in Revelation 13:15-18: “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, OR the name of the beast, or the number of his name … and his number is six hundred threescore and six.”

I was surprised to learn while researching this column that opposition to any sort of biometric ID systems for payment might be widespread among some Christian groups.

A Christian blogger named Elwood Sanders summed up the biblical case for rejection of biometric ID like this: “Let me state my position clear: NO BIOMETRIC ID CARD! PERIOD! Every evangelical Christian needs to say NO to this kind of thing.”

The case of Moss Bluff Elementary highlights our current reality with biometric ID technology: It’s becoming so mainstream that schools are using it in their cafeterias. But some people are rejecting it based on religious grounds.

So will pervasive biometric ID be adopted? Or rejected? The answer is less clear than you might think.

How evil is biometric ID?

Opposition to biometric ID is pretty widespread, and most of that opposition is based not on prophecy, but on concerns about privacy.

A Senate hearing last month revealed the U.S. government’s own concerns about the use of facial-recognition technology, both by government law enforcement agencies and private companies like Facebook.

Europe is broadly resisting Facebook’s facial recognition initiative, especially Germany.

A professor from Spain’s Universidad Autonoma de Madrid told the Black Hat conference recently that researchers there have come up with a way to hack iris recognition systems that fools the systems into identifying one person as another, raising fears that the main benefit of biometrics — certainty — may not be as reliable as promised.

There are many privacy organizations and advocates with serious reservations about the use of biometric identification technology of any kind.

Moreover, many people associate fingerprinting with criminality, and they just don’t like the idea of it.

In general, privacy advocates view biometric tools — especially those that can operate from a distance, such as facial recognition systems — as grease on the slippery slope toward an Orwellian future in which the government can track everyone at all times with perfect accuracy.

So we find ourselves in a strange position in which some religious conservatives and some secular liberal privacy advocates both agree that biometric identification is evil.

Both groups can be vocal and influential. I predict that general opposition to biometrics will grow strong over the next few years.

But so will support for the technology.

Your body is the credit card

The cashless society is coming. The first step is the use of smartphones to make wireless payments.

Google, Apple and others are pushing hard to move money out of your wallet and into your phone.

The idea is that you’ll walk into a store, transfer money from your account to the store, then walk out. No wallet necessary.

But without your wallet, how do they know it’s really you?

Apple is buying the fingerprint company AuthenTec. It’s likely that Apple will use the acquisition to build fingerprint ID into its products so you can use your Apple ID to buy anything.

Android phones are expected to increasingly offer fingerprint ID systems and other biometric tools.

It’s just a matter of time before a majority of Americans are carrying biometric ID scanners in their own pockets.

Florida schools are talking about using biometric ID technology not only in the cafeteria, but also in the library and on the bus.

Japan is looking at using facial-recognition systems and other tools to speed up immigration procedures at two major airports.

A day care center in Minnesota is using fingerprint ID to make sure people picking up children are authorized to do so.

Biometric technology is even being proposed as the solution for cloud-computing security.

The people who accept and approve of biometric ID technology do so because it adds security and convenience to our everyday lives.

So it appears we’re headed for a clash. On the one hand, you have a huge push for biometrics to replace signatures, passwords and photo IDs.

On the other, you have a large number of people who consider biometrics an unparalleled evil, and they will refuse to participate.

Who’s right and who’s wrong? Is biometric technology the answer to our security problems? Or is it just plain evil?

RFID Chip Implant For All Americans? – Rumors and Facts

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The first time that I heard it, I immediately dismissed it as one of those internet rumors that spread so quickly that there is no way to confirm it. In any case, it sounded so far out there that I didn’t even try.

We get emails like this all the time — most of them are exactly that — well-meaning, but sensationalist rumors.

This new law requires an RFID chip implanted in all of us. This chip will not only contain your personal information with tracking capability but it will also be linked to your bank account. And get this, Page 1004 of the new law (dictating the timing of this chip), reads, and I quote: “Not later than 36 months after the date of the enactment”.

      

It is now the law of the land that by March 23rd 2013 we will all be required to have an RFID chip underneath our skin and this chip will be link to our bank accounts as well as have our personal records and tracking capability built into it.

A class II implantable device is an “implantable radio frequency transponder system for patient identification and health information.” The purpose of a class II device is to collect data in medical patients such as “claims data, patient survey data, standardized analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of data from disparate data environments, electronic health records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the Secretary.”

When I went to check it out, I found all the usual sources; page after page of blogs and conspiracist sites, but not one single mainstream news story that confirmed the rumors.

Despite their protests of neutrality, I find pretty much all the so-called ‘debunking’ sites like FactCheck.org or Snopes.com tend to debunk rumors that favor conservatives with considerably more gusto than they do those that favor liberals and liberal causes.

Which is more or less what I found when I finally did check it out at Snopes.com. Although the site labeled the rumor “false” in its explanation of why it was false, Snopes essentially confirmed all the details.

Snopes mocked the rumors origin as being rooted in “mark of the beast” scenarios, even using a little wordplay from Ecclesiastes in saying such rumors are “nothing new under the sun” and that it is “just as false as all such previous rumors.”

Ok. Good. So it has no resemblance to reality. Whew! Well . . . not so fast.

The page numbers and language of the law as referenced in the emails are NOT part of the final Obamacare bill, but they were in the early versions!

The mere fact that there was an effort to mandate implantable RFID chips into human beings as a health care measure is astonishing. The fact that it didn’t make it this time simply means that it didn’t make it this time. I suppose one might argue that it will never come up again, but such an argument flies in the face of history.

In the end, according to the Snopes entry, one finds that the rest of the rumor is also true in most details except that at the moment, it has not yet been mandatory.

In other words, Obamacare only invites you, rather than forcing you to. You don’t have to get “chipped” if you don’t want to.

On that basis, Snopes pronounces the rumor “False.”

Lessee . . . there was a time when the government only invited you to get a Social Security number, too. It also used to clearly say on the face of the card, “Not for Use For Identification Purposes”.

The reason was because of public resistance to the idea of being assigned a government number. The Social Security Act, or Public Law 74-271 made no mention of a numbering system.

Once the Act was passed by Congress and signed into law, the Treasury Department simply issued a directive ordering the creation of a Social Security “account”, like in a bank, and mandated the issuance of an “account number” to take some of the sting out of being assigned a number.

It wasn’t until 1943 that FDR issued an Executive Order linking the Social Security number to all other Federal agencies. Still, resistance was high and lots of folks refused to enroll.

They had just watched the transformation of Europe as too much power became concentrated in the hands of too few bureaucrats. They witnessed centralized government transform Europe into totalitarianism, war and ruin.

The persecution of European Jewry awakened America’s Christian population as they began to see events developing in line with the Bible’s warnings and signs signifying the onset of what Scripture calls the last days.

For Americn Christians in the 1940′s being forced to take part in an economic numbering system sounded too much like the Mark of the Beast.

In 1949, George Orwell‘s anti-socialist novel, “1984″ furnished the name to the faceless discomfort Americans felt at being numbered like cattle and the fear of how it might be used by some future “Big Brother.”

It wasn’t until 1961 that the IRS made it mandatory that one have a Social Security number in order to pay one’s taxes. In 1965, the passage of Medicare captured everybody over 65, linking Medicare coverage to one’s Social Security number.

Your Social Security card still said, “Not to be used for identification purposes” right on the face of it, but that came to mean, “Not to be used for identification purposes, except by the government.”

By 1966, the VA started using SSNs to identify patients. By 1969, the DoD began phasing out service numbers and replacing them with SSN’s.

Then, in 1970, Congress passed the Bank Records and Foreign Transactions Act, also known as Public Law 91-508. The Act required all banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions and brokers/dealers in securities to obtain the SSNs of all of their customers.

Also, financial institutions were required to file a report with the IRS, including the SSN of the customer, for any transaction involving more than $10,000.

Ooops. The card still said “not to be used for identification purposes.”

People started to get nervous and so the SSA commissioned a task force to reassure the public that it wouldn’t break its promise not to make an SSN a cradle-to-grave government number that would ever result in a citizen having to produce “his papers.”

I’m not speaking of ancient history (well, at least not to some of you) — I remember the debate. The SSA issued recommendation aimed at calming public fears, proposing the SSA take a “cautious and conservative” position toward SSN use and do nothing to promote the use of the SSN as an identifier.

That was the public recommendation that got all the headlines. They also recommended “mass SNN enumeration” by requiring every student to get a Social Security number in order to register in school.

In 1933, Social Security was sold as a public pension plan to provide a social safety net for the elderly. Less than forty years after pledging NEVER to force anyone into the system, the system was forcing five-year olds to sign up as a condition of going to school!

The Privacy Act of 1975 was a Congressional effort to turn a pickle back into a cucumber. Alarmed at how the SSN was being transformed into a secret password to unlock a person’s life, it passed Public Law 93-579 to try and undo the damage.

It forbade the government from withholding a benefit simply because that person refused to disclose his SSN.

The same year, it passed Public Law 93-647 making disclosure of one’s SSN a condition of eligibility for AFDC benefits and gave access to SSN information to the Office of Child Support enforcement Parent Locator Service.

The Tax Reform Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-455) formally dropped any pretense and officially declared your SSN is your cradle-to-grave identification number and the fact that it also serves as a password into your entire life story is just too darned bad.

It made the following amendments to the Social Security Act:

To allow use by the States of the SSN in the administration of any tax, general public assistance, driver’s license or motor vehicle registration law within their jurisdiction and to authorize the States to require individuals affected by such laws to furnish their SSNs to the States;

To make misuse of the SSN for any purpose a violation of the Social Security Act; To make, under federal law, unlawful disclosure or compelling disclosure of the SSN of any person a felony, punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.
To amend section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code to provide that the SSN be used as the tax identification number (TIN) for all tax purposes.

While the Treasury Department had been using the SSN as the TIN by regulation since 1962, this law codified that requirement.

The Federal Advisory Committee on False Identification recommended that penalties for misuse should be increased and evidence requirements tightened; rejected the idea of national identifier and did not even consider the SSN for such a purpose.

If you followed the link I provided at the beginning of our little history lesson on the evolution of your Social Security number, you probably noticed that every single fact cited above was sourced from an official Social Security website owned by the US government.

Now, let’s take a fresh look at the relevant Scripture, just to keep everything together in the same place.

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:16-17)

And so now, we return to the rumor that says:

“It is now the law of the land that by March 23rd 2013 we will all be required to have an RFID chip underneath our skin and this chip will be linked to our bank accounts as well as have our personal records and tracking capability built into it.”

 

As Snopes points out, the rumor is false. They wanted to put that RFID provision in, but realized they didn’t have the votes. So, while it was included in the early drafts, that provision was dropped. For now.

So, its false. For now.

Video: RFID Microchips Forced in Philippines!

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Forced implantation of ’666′ RFID microchip in remote region of the Philippines. Note the statements on mind control after people are microchipped. Not sure how genuine this video is. Sound and look convincing though.