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Ruprect
25th September 2008, 16:15
One step closer to the police state we all dream about:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4825353.ece


I hate comments in the blog like: "in this time of heightened terrorism" - what rot. Power play by fear is all this is, and it is contemptible.

Diver
25th September 2008, 16:24
:yay::yay:

Bring it on :yay:

ratewhore
25th September 2008, 17:12
Wonder if Sally-Anne's favourite curry-house bottle-washer will get one...

:moon:

TimberWolf
25th September 2008, 17:27
:yay::yay:

Bring it on :yay:


Here you go: http://www.uploadgeek.com/uploads456/0/Diver.gif

HairyArsedBloke
25th September 2008, 17:35
I hate comments in the blog like: "in this time of heightened terrorism" - what rot.

Guido has an item that explains entries like that (http://www.order-order.com/2008/09/enemy-of-state.html).

Peoplesoft bloke
25th September 2008, 21:56
:yay::yay:

Bring it on :yay:

Hmmm usual quality reasoned argument.

Diver
25th September 2008, 22:23
Here you go: http://www.uploadgeek.com/uploads456/0/Diver.gif

:rollin::rollin: Class :yay: :yay: :yay:

Diver
25th September 2008, 22:24
Hmmm usual quality reasoned argument.

I've been calling for Id cards for years.

Peoplesoft bloke
25th September 2008, 22:49
I've been calling for Id cards for years.

And i've been against for years........

Diver
25th September 2008, 22:51
And i've been against for years........

As are all the criminals, tax dodgers and illegal immigrants :wink

HairyArsedBloke
25th September 2008, 22:56
As are all the criminals, tax dodgers and illegal immigrants :wink

:wave:

Peoplesoft bloke
25th September 2008, 23:02
As are all the criminals, tax dodgers and illegal immigrants :wink

Bollocks - that lot won't care, they'll either ignore 'em forge 'em or steal'em. We will all pay for a pointless experiment.

Incognito
26th September 2008, 07:45
Bollocks - that lot won't care, they'll either ignore 'em forge 'em or steal'em. We will all pay for a pointless experiment.

What's the point of forging or stealing them when they're all linked up to a backend database?


Just so they can open a bank account?

Moscow Mule
26th September 2008, 09:03
What's the point of forging or stealing them when they're all linked up to a backend database?


Just so they can open a bank account?

Because the actual places where these will be used (supermarkets, banks etc) won't have access to the database (unless you're planning on wiring the whole country).

Simply having the card will be come the defacto ID proof and not having it on you will turn you into a criminal.

So genuine criminals will just forge them to go about their daily business, committing whatever crimes they commit now.

TimberWolf
26th September 2008, 09:17
What's the point of forging or stealing them when they're all linked up to a backend database?

Not much point with small populations, but once this goes big-time the birthday theorem bites and large back-end databases make the problem of authentication much more difficult. Apply what you might guess about the false accept and false reject rates that will be used in practise (as opposed to what's achieved by the police when they painstakingly take fingerprints and search small populations) and apply what you have learned about probability theory and voila you have the means to answer your own question.

If as is suggested they are to become an everyday means of authentication, people will be providing their own 'unique' (and fixed) means of identification all over the place, including to those harvesting them. It would be relatively easy to find a close enough match on a large database to function as another's ID, since everyone will have 100s of thousands of biometric dopple-gangers. A chip presents a problem, but these are usually cracked fairly swiftly, and there are other ways of getting around these. It all becomes worth it for criminals if the cards are a honey-pot and the database large.

SantaClaus
26th September 2008, 09:23
Maybe this is too simplistic, but why dont we just use our passports as ID?

Oh I get it, the govt. have found a back door to fingerprint and take DNA from every member of the public. :frown

The Lone Gunman
26th September 2008, 09:32
Bollocks - that lot won't care, they'll either ignore 'em forge 'em or steal'em. We will all pay for a pointless experiment.The illegals might have a problem, but all the other criminals will have legitimate ID, they are real people.
As Santa just said. It is a back door to get the national fingerprint and DNA database they have wanted for so long.
Illegals will have forged ID. Businesses will still employ them because the forgeries are so good. They will only get caught when their work place gets raided.

Ruprect
26th September 2008, 09:34
Maybe this is too simplistic, but why dont we just use our passports as ID?

Oh I get it, the govt. have found a back door to fingerprint and take DNA from every member of the public. :frown

Don't forget about the £100 tax on every member of the public to actually get one of the wretched things.

TimberWolf
26th September 2008, 09:49
Don't forget about the £100 tax on every member of the public to actually get one of the wretched things.

And presumably that's just where costs start, since every time your details change they'd need to be updated (presumably paid for by the owner) and the technology will presumably be renewed regularly too. It's a goldmine for those working on the project.

Peoplesoft bloke
26th September 2008, 10:29
The illegals might have a problem,......
Illegals will have forged ID. Businesses will still employ them because the forgeries are so good. They will only get caught when their work place gets raided.

Some businesses, as highlighted recently by Incognito on here (and by that BBC investigation), are actively working to employ illegals. The money would be better spent enforcing existing laws, but of course ID cards aren't really about preventing illegal immigration, that's just this week's daft excuse, after preventing terrorism was shown up as bollocks.

If only they spent as much on investigating and prosecuting employers of this type as they are on snake oil "biometric solutions" to "problems" that don't exist, we'd all be better off (except the price of a curry might rise).

In spite of government propaganda, the chances of being raided are tiny.

The Lone Gunman
26th September 2008, 10:40
Some businesses, as highlighted recently by Incognito on here (and by that BBC investigation), are actively working to employ illegals. The money would be better spent enforcing existing laws, but of course ID cards aren't really about preventing illegal immigration, that's just this week's daft excuse, after preventing terrorism was shown up as bollocks.

If only they spent as much on investigating and prosecuting employers of this type as they are on snake oil "biometric solutions" to "problems" that don't exist, we'd all be better off (except the price of a curry might rise).

In spite of government propaganda, the chances of being raided are tiny.Amen to that.
How about if they stopped chasing us for IR35 and went after the illegals industry instead. After all, we do contribute a huge amount to the economy whether we pay enough tax or not. The illegals and associated employers contribute nothing. I am sure that their scams are sophisticated enough to even use resources like NHS and the social.

Maybe I am just a right wing thug though eh?

Peoplesoft bloke
26th September 2008, 10:45
Amen to that.
How about if they stopped chasing us for IR35 and went after the illegals industry instead. After all, we do contribute a huge amount to the economy whether we pay enough tax or not. The illegals and associated employers contribute nothing. I am sure that their scams are sophisticated enough to even use resources like NHS and the social.

Maybe I am just a right wing thug though eh?
Nothing right or left wing about being in favour of the rule of law is there?
This (and to be fair, previous) governments have chosen to turn a blind eye to illegal immigration and working, like many around the world.

Ruprect
26th September 2008, 13:10
Nothing right or left wing about being in favour of the rule of law is there?
This (and to be fair, previous) governments have chosen to turn a blind eye to illegal immigration and working, like many around the world.

Gordon Brown's quite good at doing that.

Ruprect
26th September 2008, 14:05
Just found a quality quote from Frankin:

Benjamin Franklin:

They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or (sic) security

Cyberman
26th September 2008, 14:55
And presumably that's just where costs start, since every time your details change they'd need to be updated (presumably paid for by the owner) and the technology will presumably be renewed regularly too. It's a goldmine for those working on the project.


.. and there's the revenue earner from fines for supplying wrong or late info, as well as lost cards. Yup.... yet another stealth tax.:laugh