biometrics

Viral "You are a Terrorist"-Ad tries to inform german population

I know this is in german, but i really like the tone of this small movie and shows the (hopefully!) current awaking in Germany for the topic.

Some weeks ago, the german government reached another step in control over the masses by officially introducing internet censorship. While a lot of other issues (like biometric ID passes, the right of the BKA (german FBI) to spy on computers connected to the internet via a trojan, the storing of internet and mobile phone traffic etc.) couldn't raise too much interest, the censorship of internet got huge over the last few month. This video picks up the hype by showing what we're actually up to: Everyone is a suspect, everyone is a terrorist now. The ad is based on a huge campaign started 2005 called "You are Germany" ("Du bist Deutschland"), which should spread positive energy around the country to do the right things as a German. Now, the population is slowly realizing what it's up to, so the ad is now translated to "You are a terrorist".

It's a pretty good text, pretty well spoken and well produced:

"Big Brother" Presidential Directive: "Biometrics for Identification and Screening to Enhance National Security"

Complete article at: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=9296

"Big Brother" Presidential Directive: "Biometrics for Identification and Screening to Enhance National Security"

By Michel Chossudovsky

Global Research, June 11, 2008

The latest Big Brother police state measure emanating from the Bush administration, with virtually no press coverage, is NSPD 59 (HSPD 24) entitled Biometrics for Identification and Screening to Enhance National Security [Complete text of NSPD 59 (HSPD 24) in Annex below]

NSPD is directed against US citizens.

It is adopted without public debate or Congressional approval. Its relevant procedures have far-reaching implications.

NSPD 59 goes far beyond the issue of biometric identification, it recommends the collection and storage of "associated biographic" information, meaning information on the private lives of US citizens, in minute detail, all of which will be "accomplished within the law":

Chertoff says: fingerprints not private, can be shared by governments

the makers of 9/11 and the War on Terror proudly present.... Big Brother!

U.S. security chief says fingerprints not private, can be shared by governments

April 9th, 2008
By The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - The American homeland security czar says Canadians shouldn't fear plans for international sharing of biometric information like fingerprints.

Michael Chertoff says fingerprints are like footprints - "They're not particularly private."

The prospect of governments swapping the fingerprints of law-abiding citizens worries privacy advocates.

But Chertoff says officials need to make sure terrorists or criminals can't evade security by exploiting differences in Canadian and American practices.

Chertoff was in Ottawa today for a meeting with Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day on border security issues.

As of June 2009, only a passport or other acceptably secure document will be accepted at the U.S. border.

Chertoff says he's confident the countries can put in place a system of secure driver's licences before the deadline.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080409/national/chertoff_biometrics