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Traul
http://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2009...l#xtor=RSS-3208

For the non-French speakers: volunteers can avoid passport checks in Paris international airport by registering their fingerprints to the airport database. Then they will go through a print scan instead of showing any ID.
MikeKozar
Am I jaded, or does the idea of a Right to Privacy seem quaint to anyone else?
hobgoblin
said right have been burned and pissed on for quite a while now...
Chrysalis
What's wrong with a passport and a drivers license? As to personal privacy. Every country has a greater and lesser understanding on what personal and privacy means.
Backgammon
How is scanning your fingerprint more intrusive than showing a piece of paper with all your personal information on it?
Drraagh
I was listening to the news about the Canadian/US border crossings when passports were required, and they were talking about some people who basically had these sort of 'express passports', and then given the way some places now have barcode scanners and the like and RFID and similar for passes, I don't see why someone couldn't just do that. Even an implanted RFID and scanned as you go to cross, so it doesn't matter the car you're in.

I don't see governments in some areas using those as a way to speed up border crossings.
hobgoblin
QUOTE (Backgammon @ Oct 20 2009, 03:58 AM) *
How is scanning your fingerprint more intrusive than showing a piece of paper with all your personal information on it?

your in control when and where to show the info (yes, you can be jailed for refusing but thats your option).

fingerprints however are left whenever you touch something, and when its in one government database, there will be political pressure to link it to other databases, or allow the police to search it as well as their own whenever they come across a fingerprint in relation to some crime...

the SR sin in its most basic form is just a serial number that links data in one database with other data in another database. One database may claim your name to be joe sixpack, another may claim bubba troll, but as the number is the same, both are supposedly talking about the same person...
Garou
For those of you dumpshockers who are paranoid about RFID on passaports right drekking now, and not in 5 years...

http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Disable_Your_P...t%27s_RFID_Chip

because is only a disease when there isnīt anyone trying to get ya... smile.gif

Chrysalis
QUOTE (Garou @ Oct 20 2009, 08:32 PM) *
For those of you dumpshockers who are paranoid about RFID on passaports right drekking now, and not in 5 years...

http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Disable_Your_P...t%27s_RFID_Chip

because is only a disease when there isnīt anyone trying to get ya... smile.gif


My passport used to not have a RFID. It meant that I always had problems with passport control.
Garou
Really? So they really make it an issue?

I wouldnīt know, after all, Brazilian passports are the most required passports for Fake Ids on the planet.

Just donīt ask me how i know this. LOL
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