New RFID passports are supposed to make identity theft more difficult and to make it easier to spot fake passports like the ones used by the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks.
First, making the data remotely secretly readable without ever possessing or otherwise coming into contact with the passport hardly makes it more secure against identity theft. Second, it's hard .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Passports, RFID
The Center For Democracy and Technology recently said in their newsletter:
The "lame duck" 109th Congress will return to Washington November 13 to take care of unfinished business before it finally ends. Among the bills President Bush has said he'd like to see passed is the NSA Domestic Spying bill. In addition, there is an effort afoot to slip into some other .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Bush, Lame Duck, NSA, Spying
Our most fundamental right as American citizens is being denied in Maryland. I went to the polls to vote today and explained that I wanted to vote, but would only use a paper ballot. While the check-in people suggested a "provisional ballot", the supervisor nixed that and showed me this nice large sign.
Why did I insist on a paper ballot? Perhaps .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Diebold, E-voting, Elections, Maryland, Voting