I would suggest that you watch the video that I came across on the linked blog.
You can watch it here: 2:43 in.
Or you can watch it on the Blog I don’t mind – but watch it anyway.
While I was reading the YouTube comments one person said:
This is all very well and good but the tests were in an place where no one was supervising the transaction – it was really obvious that they were using fake methods – if you were proving your id at a border or at a bank, someone would be watching you do it so it would be pretty obvious you were not using your real fingerprint.
But is that the point. The guys on Mythbusters showed, with a little known and talked about technology your biometrics can be used without you knowing. OK – will it be that some international criminal tries to get into one country or another with latex fingerprints? Obviously no – but that isn’t the point at all. It does prove, and beyond reasonable doubt that your fingerprints can be obtained and – can you imagine trying to say that you weren’t in [add city here] when a certain crime took place – after all, your biometrics were lifted from the place!
Border control isn’t what this is about – it is the government enabling a sophisticated, or not when the criminal become proficient, criminal network being out of reach of the law by using the very thing the government wants to introduce to make us all ‘safe’.
After rejecting the plans five times, the House of Lords finally dropped its resistance to fingerprint and take mugshots of everyone on the island.
Compulsory ID cards?
Of course not! You will not be required to use an ID card unless you wish to work, use the banking or health system, travel or receive benefits.
Will your data be secure on their hands?
Government items to have disappeared since 1997 include a motorbike, laptops, mobile phones, satellite phones, BlackBerries, a Victorian desk, numerous satellite navigation devices, a £10 wall clock, a toaster and 12 rolls of gaffer tape.
And this is not me making it up, this list is the written answer supplied to Mike Weir, the Scottish National Party MP for Angus.
He isn’t making it up – but even with the government losing millions of addresses, bank details, and a lot more – including national insurance numbers – just imagine what, by the government enabling criminals and terrorists – what they could do with that information!
Still feel that biometrics are a good idea?
Remember on that NO2ID video – ‘Hackers ask HOW?’ then get on with finding a way.If you think that the government is one step closer to finding all the criminals and terrorists – they are not, not only that they are, by default, giving them the power to really stitch you up.
Say NO to a database and ID state!