Protecting Your Identity

Total Recall body scanner becomes reality

Replete with a privacy algorithm to hide “the important [body] parts,” no not your brain, the vice president of operations of SafeView, Karen Meyer, gave me the rundown on the Scout 100 and Scout 360 people scanners. This baby is much closer to the scanner in the Arnold Schwarzenegger [...]

Total Recall body scanner becomes reality

This baby is much closer to the scanner in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Total Recall than the current generation of two-dimensional x-ray scanners. Replete with a privacy algorithm to hide "the important [body] parts," no not your brain, the vice president of operations of SafeView, [...]

Safeguarding your Money: A Governmental Attempt

The Financial Modernization Act of 1999, also known as the “Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act” , was created to protect consumers’ personal information held by financial institutions. There are three principal parts to the privacy requirements: the Financial Privacy Rule, Safeguards Rule and Pretexting [...]

Biometric Babylon

The desire to track the movement of human subjects has entered full swing and a variety of methods are being deployed. For a great many years solemn preachers and teachers amongst us have warned of a time “when no man could buy or sell” without the “mark of the beast”. A [...]

Calculating the Cost of Terror

It is not that difficult to seek a dollar value for the destruction in New York City and The Pentagon. Figures lurk in every article on the subject. We will certainly calculate the dollar cost of terror, but other costs come into play and these will be examined as well. The cost of rebuilding the [...]

New bar code goes both ways.

A new bar code being tested at a Dayton, Ohio grocery store will allow the tracking of individual purchases. Up until now store computers only knew when items were sold. Now, however, for the first time, they will have the ability to track to whom an item is sold. This new barcode promises to speed [...]

Smile for the camera

The National Park Service wants to use high-tech cameras to snap pictures of the rear license plates of speeding vehicles. Included would be roads that link the capital with bordering Maryland and Virginia. This is one more step toward the establishment of a surveillance standard. The use of such [...]

Make them pay for their own hanging!

Senator John Kerry (D-MA) has introduced an oppressive monetary regulatory bill, S. 2972. The stated goal of this bill is to track the funds kept in financial institutions worldwide without specific evidence of any particular wrongdoing. The impact would be to restrict financial freedom and [...]

Your credit card number on sale this week!

With fraud and identity theft on the rise, the federal government has taken an active stance in trying to protect the privacy of your personal, financial, and medical records. Over the past several months, the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) has been investigating a series of [...]

View a copy of your health database file

Whenever you apply for health, life, long term care or disability insurance, you provide certain medical information within your application to the insurance company. Generally, an agent will require that you sign a waiver agreeing to the gathering and use of this information. Did you know however, [...]
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