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john albrich Aug 02, 2011, 02:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HR1981 =MASSIVE Loss of Internet Privacy in US
Thanks for the heads up on this. I had heard a while back that something like this was in the works, but had not seen an update.

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Thinking ahead how is this going to affect world wide users of hotmail/gmail? Do they use the ip addresses to establish location, and if so (and i am niaive about this), can't people use fake ip's or something anyway?

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Edited: Aug 06, 2011, 10:38am EDT

 
>> Re: HR1981 =MASSIVE Loss of Internet Privacy in US

While the spooky music in the background is amusing, this video regarding Facebook's Terms of Service and financial connections does give one food for thought...assuming it's accurate. Notice: I have not vetted the YouTube video's information.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJqGbA2tLww

Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg is S-T-R-O-N-G-L-Y pushing for what would effectively become a RealID in the United States...(universal identification documentation is also I believe a UN objective). Simply to allow participation on their website, an increasing number of websites are requiring users to register on Facebook and your Facebook ID will be used to "login" to their website. Which means of course that people may see a comment you make, take extreme exception to your opinion, and can now troll your Facebook content for info about your family, friends, activities, plans, physical location, pictures, etc. I later learned the EFF shares this exact concern.

if REALID ever gets passed in the US/globally, it's going to be done via the internet
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77760/#592444 (dated Jun21, 2011)

(another "it's for the safety of our children" piece of rationali-fiction*)
Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg: Anonymity Online 'Has To Go Away'
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/27/randi-zuckerberg-anon...10892.html (dated Jul27, 2011)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says Zuckerberg's 'no-anonymity' mandate could actually increase cyber-bullying and cyber-stalking...That is something with which I happen to agree.
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/08/randi-zucker...ine/40808/


Note: I thought the YouTube video using the bizarre example of "The Catcher In The Rye" was funny/clever. In the movie "Conspiracy Theory", the CIA implants Mel Gibson's character with a forced mental (torture/drugs/the usual) compulsion to purchase the book over and over. It's used by the CIA to track the character. The CIA's "dark" computer nerds apparently have real-time acquisition and analysis of "all" purchases in the US :).


*I hereby claim first-coinage of the term "rational-ifiction"

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Meats_Of_Evil Aug 07, 2011, 04:39am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I could've sworn I replied to this but very interesting article john, thanks for sharing.

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john albrich Oct 31, 2014, 09:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HR1981 =MASSIVE Loss of Internet Privacy in US
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What this MEANS in such situations, is that you will be unable to "plead the Fifth Amendment" (which (in simple terms) states you can't be compelled to testify against yourself).

I believe this ruling sets a legal precedent that applies to ANY biometric access controls (e.g. eye/retina, chemical, facial recognition, etc)

AND it applies to "key"-based systems such as those that require a device such as a USB stick (or file on that stick), a ring or bracelet, or phone (e.g. NFC).

That includes REAL-ID cards/technology.

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/10/31/fingerprints-not-protected...amendment/
A Circuit Court judge in Virginia has ruled that fingerprints are not protected by the Fifth Amendment, a decision that has clear privacy implications for fingerprint-protected devices like newer iPhones and iPads.

According to Judge Steven C. Fucci, while a criminal defendant can't be compelled to hand over a passcode to police officers for the purpose of unlocking a cellular device, law enforcement officials can compel a defendant to give up a fingerprint.


The following should come as no surprise.

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/222057-white-house-off...e-password
The White House has been trying to push people away from passwords since early 2011, when it launched the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). The initiative funded public-private pilot programs working on secure password replacements.
(more info on NSTIC, see http://www.nist.gov/nstic/about-nstic.html)



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