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hiccup

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Re: Social Security Numbers = De Facto National ID Card
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2006, 10:59:11 AM »
LOL pourquoi! ;)

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Re: Social Security Numbers = De Facto National ID Card
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2006, 11:04:33 PM »

Other technologies are under development
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Many other biometric technologies for identity verification are under development, including voice recognition, face recognition (systems are now being developed to assist police and security agencies to identify suspects in crowds), vein measurement, chemical odour analysis, signature identification and facial thermography (the measurement of the radiant heat from a person's face). Some could be combined in multi-biometric systems, so that the limitations of any single system can be compensated by the presence of a second or third system.


Face Recognition

Throughout the nation and the world, the debate on the privacy implications of face recognition and other surveillance technologies is heating up. In January 2001, the city of Tampa, Florida used the technology to scan the faces of people in crowds at the Super Bowl, comparing them with images in a database of digital mug shots. Privacy International subsequently gave the 2001 Big Brother Award for "Worst Public Official" to the City of Tampa for spying on Super Bowl attendees. Tampa then installed cameras equipped with face recognition technology in their Ybor City nightlife district, where they have encountered opposition from people wearing masks and making obscene gestures at the cameras. In late August 2001, a member of the Jacksonville, Florida City Council proposed legislation to keep the technology out of Jacksonville.

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services gave a $150,000 grant to the city of Virginia Beach in July 2001, to help the city obtain face recognition cameras to look for criminal suspects and missing children. Although officials had initially expressed mixed feelings about the technology, the city council voted on November 13 to install the software at the oceanfront. To fully fund the system, the city must pay an additional $50,000.

In the wake of the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., privacy advocates, citizen groups, political leaders, and the manufacturers of the technology itself are debating whether these technologies should be more widely used, and if so, how they should be regulated to protect the privacy of the public. Some airports are considering installing face recognition cameras as a security measure. However, T.F. Green International Airport in Providence, Rhode Island, one of the first airports to consider it, decided in January 2002 that they would not install it after all, citing the possibility of false matches and other technological shortcomings of facial recognition systems. Read more here,

http://www.howstuffworks.com/facial-recognition.htm/printable


A very interesting article!

emilysreasons

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Re: Social Security Numbers = De Facto National ID Card
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2006, 05:42:48 PM »
And a little bit scary, I'd say!

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Re: Social Security Numbers = De Facto National ID Card
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2006, 09:07:00 PM »
Some people have waaaaaaay too much time on their hands.......

fab

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Re: Social Security Numbers = De Facto National ID Card
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2006, 09:17:05 PM »
Bud, ALL of us hanging out here on these boards appear to have too much time on our hands, don't you think?! :)

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Re: Social Security Numbers = De Facto National ID Card
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2006, 05:39:38 PM »
pourquoi pas, don't you think the motive of someone who finds ways around the use of SSNs is kinda strange, to put it this way, for lack of a better word that's not on the tip of my tongue right now?

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Re: Social Security Numbers = De Facto National ID Card
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2006, 08:43:19 PM »
What do you mean, mendel?

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Re: Social Security Numbers = De Facto National ID Card
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2006, 08:41:15 PM »
Strange thread!

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« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2006, 06:19:41 AM »

Einstein was not stupid when he answered to some peoples' question 'What do you think about the Third World War?,' saying 'I don't know about the Third World War, but I'll tell you about the Fourth.' They asked him, 'What is it? What is it? What is it?' Einstein replied, 'When you go to wage the Fourth World War, it will be with sticks and bows and arrows. We'll be back to primitive man.' What the Third World War is going to bring about is complete devastation.


A prediction made by many scientists would be the possibility of a "nuclear winter." In a full scale nuclear war, that is a war with the detonation of 10,000+ megatons, a vast cloud of dirt, smoke, and radiation would cover the earth, blocking out the sun. This would last for four plus months, and anyone surviving the war and the radiation for this long would face starvation, as almost all plant life on earth would die. The temperature of the earth's surface would drop drastically, as the temperature inland could reach -30 degrees Celsius, and near any ocean, where the temperature would be moderated, but storms many times greater than those of today would level anything not already destroyed. This projected drop in temperature led to the term, nuclear winter. After this cloud settled, the sun would come out, but would be much more intense than before the war. There could be upwards of a 70% destruction of the ozone layer, and solar radiation would flood into the atmosphere, further complicating the problems of the war. The elevated radiation levels and destruction of plant life could spell the end for mankind.
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Re: Social Security Numbers = De Facto National ID Card
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2006, 07:09:16 AM »
Some people use a made up number, some others actually buy the SS card of somebody else to whom was legally issued to, and some others secure a legal SSN fraudulently via a fake birth certificate.