The Real ID act. 27 replies

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Miltonmonkey

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#1 13 years ago

Aclu(american civil liberties union)The rise in identity theft puts many people’s personal information at risk. Now, legislation passed by Congress creates a ripe target for future identity theft by allowing the government to compile your most personal information -- such as your name, address, photo, birth certificate, social security number and perhaps even your DNA -- into a centralized national database. This giant network would then be accessible by thousands of government employees, dramatically increasing the risk of your personal information being stolen.

Faced with the outcry from concerned activists like you, supporters of this legislation -- the REAL ID Act -- were only able to pass it by attaching it to an unrelated emergency appropriations bill. This bill will soon be signed into law by President. We need to reach out to our Members of Congress today to express our profound disappointment that they did not remove the REAL ID bill from the unrelated appropriations bill.

Take Action! Give your Members of Congress feedback on this important vote.

10039.gifThe bill will create a centralized network of your most personal information. The system would include your full name, address, driving history, social security number and even your birth certificate. It would also include biometric information, which could include your DNA, retinal scans or fingerprints.

10039.gifThe final bill includes numerous anti-immigrant provisions. For example, it allows officials to require people seeking asylum to obtain supporting evidence from the very governments they are fleeing. It also requires DMV employees to identify undocumented immigrants and deny them driver's licenses, regardless of any state policies to the contrary, and even though state officials lack training in interpreting and enforcing federal immigration law.

10039.gifThe resulting network will be a rich target for hackers and identity thieves. Not only would identity thieves and terrorists aggressively target this centralized system, thousands of government workers in the United States will have access to this personal information. Incidents of identity theft will likely skyrocket.

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Pethegreat VIP Member

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#2 13 years ago

I relly don't care. If the goverment has my personal information that is ok if it helping to keep people safe. I know they have extremly good security, so no one can steak that info and get away with it.




Ekips

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#3 13 years ago

I want the goverment to know as little about me as possible.




!moof

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#4 13 years ago

The government can't secure itself against itself. This is a program that is simply begging for abuse. Sure, I'm property of the federal government, but I am so by choice. One of the best things about America is that you can disappear if you want to.

Conservatives: This is why the ACLU is good. When this sort of shit goes down, they're on it.

Liberals: This bill speaks of the worst excesses of "Big Government".

I hope no one supports this.




emonkies

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#5 13 years ago

Welcome to Amerika, 1984...Do you have you papers?




Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#6 13 years ago

This world isn't perfect, this database would never be used properly for very long. The government preys on terror, the more dangerous the world can sound, the more backing they will have in securing whatever they want. I've found it interesting how the terror alert always seems to go up whenever Bush's ratings seem to fall....




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#7 13 years ago
Anlushac11Welcome to Amerika, 1984...Do you have you papers?

bingo!

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#8 13 years ago

they are worried about egg stealers, so to "fix" the problem they put them all together into one basket? wow government at its finest




Miltonmonkey

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#9 13 years ago
Anlushac11Welcome to Amerika, 1984...Do you have you papers?

:lol:




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#10 13 years ago

god that would suxx