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Targeted Interstate Photo Sharing (TIPS): Homeland Security, NLETS and the IACP Target Your Biometric Driver’s License Photo

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Kaye Beach

Dec. 29, 2012

In the modern surveillance state it’s all about the biometrics, especially facial recognition which allows for at-a-distance identification and investigation of individuals without their knowledge or consent-no warrant required!

Very few realize that upon issuance of a state driver’s license, a state identification card, or any other form of government issued photo ID, we are having our facial biometrics captured by high resolution photography.  The analog cameras in every state have been replaced with high resolution digital cameras that capture, map, digitize, and database our facial features for use with facial recognition technology.

The federal REAL ID Act was passed in 2005.  The first (and most important!) benchmark of REAL ID is capture and retention of the driver’s license applicant’s facial image.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

The following is from an article published in Nov. of this year by the Police Chief, the official magazine of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP);

(“Image” means biometric image which is quite different than a simple photograph)

“In 2006, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate gave the International Justice and Public Safety Network (Nlets) funds to implement driver’s license image sharing between the states. Nlets is a nonprofit organization owned by the 50 states that has connections to every federal, state, local, and military law enforcement agency in the United States. If an agency’s technical capabilities allow, officers can query state driver’s license databases from a mobile or a desktop device and obtain an image in a manner of seconds.”

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, From The Police Chief, vol. LXXIX, no. , November 2012. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

Your state department of public safety or DMV driver’s license database provides your biometric data which tethers your body to other unique biographical data such as your social security number, age, address and more.  As a tool for surveillance and control, your faceprint is invaluable.

 “Today, more than 25 states have implemented this technology and are providing law enforcement images. In the next year, at least 12 more states will implement this technology.” A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Now,  law enforcement can, simply by taking your picture, identify and investigate you as you go about your business in public without you even being aware that this is happening.

“For some time now, officers have been able to retrieve images through a mobile device while on the street to help identify individuals.” A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

The truth is that they cannot do this everywhere, yet.  While the technology is in place there is still the issue of access to be dealt with.  This is a legal and not a technical matter.  As we know, if the government has the technical ability to do something, they believe that they should be able to do it.  In other words, the law must conform to the capability of the technology and not the other way around.  Policy, once (somewhat) grounded in principle is now rooted in practice so now if they can do it, they will do it and they are doing it.

Undercover cops secretly use smartphones, face recognition to spy on crowds

This kind of surveillance is damaging.   Psychologically, pervasive surveillance, or even the possibility of it, is universally understood to change the behavior of those subjected to it.  It induces conformity of behavior and of thought as well.  As the range of surveillance grows, our ability to simply be, to exercise our free will, shrinks.

“Nlets will not consider photo sharing a success until it is implemented in all 50 states” link

Targeted Interstate Photo Sharing (TIPS)

“Nlets and DHS S&T have been working to expand the use of images in public safety. A new DHS/Nlets project called Targeted Interstate Photo Sharing (TIPS)” A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

NLETS formerly the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications Service is now THE INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE & PUBLIC SAFETY NETWORK

NLETS

“links together every state, local, and federal and International law enforcement (INTERPOL), justice and public safety agency for the purpose of exchanging critical information.”  http://www.nlets.org/

As this law enforcement writer notes,

“when we engage in innovative law enforcement technology solutions, we need to take extra care to adequately address the security and privacy of personally identifiable information.”  

And who does the writer fear, is not adequately addressing the security and privacy of our personally identifiable information?  Good old NLETS.

Read; When the Cops are Worried About Your Privacy-You Should Worry Too!

NLETS role has always been to serve the state’s law enforcement needs, but that role, as noted by NLETS, is changing.

From Hot Trends and Innovations at Nlets 2012 Slide # 42

While Nlets is 45 years old this year, we have always taken the “child” role, with the States being the “parent”

–In recent years, the child is becoming the parent in many aspects.

Why? For one thing NLETS is now being funded and thus, directed by the federal government.

nlets grant funders Hot trends innovations ppt 2012Slide # 47

Slide # 17

From Hot Trends and Innovations at Nlets 2012

PROJECT SPONSOR

Department of Homeland Security

When lines of authority are blurred, power naturally defaults to the highest level.  The states are not ‘partners’ with the federal government in matters that require state authority over their jurisdiction.

From the Legal Information Institute;

Jurisdiction-The term jurisdiction is really synonymous with the word “power”

Jurisdiction is the territory within which a court or government agency may properly exercise its power

State and local policing is a jurisdictional matter and the states and local governments have conceded their authority in this.  Informational jurisdiction is no exception and in fact leads physical control.

What is revealed in this IACP Nov. 2012 article is that the Department of Homeland Security has funded an international non-governmental organization, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), to manage the operational issues of the endeavor; Targeted Interstate Photo Sharing (TIPS).

“The DHS S&T has funded the IACP Technology Center to provide a practitioner group to advise Nlets on operational issues. These experienced practitioners will provide input on how this technology can be used in the field.”

What that means is that we are in trouble. 

The IACP is an international, non-governmental organization accredited by the United Nations and has been instrumental in bringing about profound changes to our nation politically, technologically and culturally.  There has been a great paradigm shift in our nation since 9-11 that spans all agencies of government.  This shift affects every aspect of our lives and has practically decimated the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.  US citizens, regardless of their political persuasion, are united in astonishment as they witness the slash and burn abrogation of one cherished right after another.

There is no sector of our society left untouched by the new paradigm and each has its own specialists attending to the transformation in their particular realm.  In the realm of policing, it is the IACP who is in charge of nurturing and tending this transformation.

Here is just one example;

Intelligence Led Policing and Fusion Centers: How the IACP Helped the USA to Cross the Rubicon

I hate to share information like this without providing you with any solutions.  I have been working diligently for years to find a way for us to protect our biometric data which is the key to our government’s efforts to create the most effective and efficient surveillance society ever experienced on this earth.

Although I have found no solution in legislation, no real willingness by enough of our elected representatives to do what they took an oath to do; to protect our liberty I do still recommend that you contact your state representative and tell them if you have concerns about open access to your data contained in the state Dept. of Public Safety database.  Tell them that you expect them to protect your personal information from being freely shared and used on a whim to track and spy on you.  They need to hear concerns from their constituents.

It is clear that we cannot stop the government from sharing this information in ways that will hurt our ability to control our own lives.   If we want to protect ourselves we must remove our biometrics from the system by either not giving it to them in the first place or taking legal action to remove it.

That is what I am trying to do, remove my biometric data from the system.  There is just no good reason for it being collected in the first place and no one ever informed me or you of what was being taken from us when we applied for our state driver’s license and they certainly never warned us about the repercussions of trusting them with our most personal information.

Read more about my lawsuit

My Real ID Reckoning

Latest update and request for support

Stop Biometric ID!  Kaye Beach needs your support for lawsuit

GRAY STATE Movie and No State Mom – Tonight on AxXiom For Liberty Live! 6-8 PM CST

Kaye Beach

Oct. 5, 2012

Tonight on AxXiom For Liberty Live!  6-8 PM Central

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Two very special guests will join Kaye and returning guest co-host Craig Dawkins tonight,

David Cowley, Co-Producer of Pre-Apocalyptic Drama GRAY STATE

Laurette Lynn, host of  Unplugged Mom Radio,  to tell us about her new book, Don’t Do Drugs Stay Out Of School.

Up first, David Crowley, Co-Producer of the movie GRAY STATE, a Pre-Apocalyptic Drama.

GRAY STATE is a vision of a dystopian near-future in which abusive government has delivered the coup de grâce to the American life you have known.

The last vestiges of the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and the laws that protect you from tyranny have been shredded in a public display of authoritarian power that you enabled through generations of inaction, complacency, and apathy.

Now federalized National Guard patrol the streets while TSA thugs move checkpoints to highways. Militarized police forces funnel your tax dollars into military-grade armored vehicles, surveillance equipment, and weapons for the sole reason of suppressing dissent. Under police state lockdown – under martial law – the Gray State rules. And now the battle turns to the homeland – where American citizens become the targets.

GRAY STATE is the reality that can no longer be ignored. It is coming – by consent or conquest.

Official Website for GRAY STATE     http://www.graystatemovie.com

The GRAY STATE crew is determined to keep this movie independent. They are nearing the end of their fund raising effort that will allow them to dig in and really get this movie going.

“We know this is a story that must not be contaminated by big-dollar corporate interests, so it is our intention to keep it an independent project. However, we likewise will not compromise the necessary scope of the story by restricting it to a minimal budget. This is why we need your help to tell the GRAY STATE story on a level that meets and exceeds all Hollywood standards.”

Get GRAY STATE into theaters by contributing here: http://www.indiegogo.com/graystatemovie

See the concept trailer here (note-this is designed to give the feel of the movie for promotional purposes and is not taken from the actual film and be aware that the trailer is intense and somewhat graphic)

Then at 7PM, the infinitely sensible, straight talking, Laurette Lynn,  Host of Unplugged Mom Radio, blogger and speaker and author of Don’t Do Drugs Stay Out Of School

Laurette Lynn is a long time advocate for more authentic, organic living, parenting, health and family life.  Her books and articles as well as audio downloads and eBooks on home education, parenting and liberated living, help families embrace freedom in learning, thinking and living.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Laurette Lynn now lives with her family in Oklahoma.  Her children have never been to school and the whole family has enjoyed a school free life for more than ten years.

Don’t Do Drugs Stay Out Of School challenges parents everywhere to rethink the necessity of conventional schooling. Probing questions explore the concepts of learning and childhood development and offer the suggestion that perhaps a life without school is healthier for children and thus for the world. Is learning the real purpose of school? Does school offer true educational value? Is there a better way? How can children learn and grow without school in their lives? How has the school culture affected society in the last hundred years?

These important questions and more are explored in Don’t Do Drugs Stay Out Of School

Unplugged Mom Radio www.unpluggedmom.com

Buy the Book or e-book http://www.unpluggedmom.com/book

 

 

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WikiLeaks Begins Info Dump ‘The Spyfiles’

Dec 1, 2011

WikiLeaks: The Spy Files

Mass interception of entire populations is not only a reality, it is a secret new industry spanning 25 countries

It sounds like something out of Hollywood, but as of today, mass interception systems, built by Western intelligence contractors, including for ’political opponents’ are a reality. Today WikiLeaks began releasing a database of hundreds of documents from as many as 160 intelligence contractors in the mass surveillance industry.  Working with Bugged Planet and Privacy International, as well as media organizations form six countries – ARD in Germany, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism in the UK, The Hindu in India, L’Espresso in Italy, OWNI in France and the Washington Post in the U.S. Wikileaks is shining a light on this secret industry that has boomed since September 11, 2001 and is worth billions of dollars per year. WikiLeaks has released 287 documents today, but the Spy Files project is ongoing and further information will be released this week and into next year.

More

http://wikileaks.org/the-spyfiles.html

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News

Assange: ‘iPhone, Blackberry, Gmail users – you’re all screwed’

Inside the shadow world of commercialised spook spyware

 

Wikileaks’ Spy Files paints damning picture of tech surveillance

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Kaye Beach

Dec 1, 2011

Wikileak Spyfile find #1

Alcatel-Lucent Unified  Lawful Interception Suite (These are the guys implementing Oklahoma’s Smart meter/grid communications system) 1357 ULIS adds lawful interception functions to Alcatel-Lucent products, adapting their internal interfaces to the standard lawful interception interfaces of law enforcement agency monitoring facilities.

More about Alcatel Lucent’s Smart Metering for Energy Utilities
•Access and Backhaul Networking:
•Allows bi-directional communication —ultimately enabling the utility to not only measure consumption, but also to actively influence or control it.
•Meter Data Management:
•The meter data management system manages the collection of metering data and organizes it: by customer, customer type, geography, retailer or any other relevant criteria.
•Tariff Management:
•Allows providers to charge flexibly for electricity service—structuring tariffs in ways that ultimately change energy consumption.
•Asset Management:
•The asset management system allows operators to keep track of their many assets and the interconnections of those assets to form smart metering network.

http://www.freezepage.com/1322596028QJRVHSCZLA

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iSpy for the FBI

I Spy: Controversial PatriotApp Lets Citizens Alert the Feds

Launched in September, the PatriotApp allows people to report criminal or suspicious activity to several federal agencies, including the FBI, EPA, CDC and GAO (Government Accountability Office), the office responsible for investigating public funds. It also includes RSS feeds for the FBI’s Most Wanted list and the Department of Homeland Security’s threat level, and allows people to report workplace harassment and discrimination.

. . .Playing off the Patriot Act name, “the app was founded on the belief that citizens can provide the most sophisticated and broad network of eyes and ears necessary to prevent terrorism, crime, environmental negligence, or other malicious behavior,” according to Patriotapps.com.

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Want to destroy your neighbors life forever? There’s an app for that!

by Greg Hedgepath on December 15th, 2010

A new iPhone App with the misleading name ‘PatriotApp’ attempts to draw on the power of the patriot movement, turning smartphone users into a gigantic snitch network.

You might think an app with such a patriotic name might have useful functions like a pocket constitution or quotes from our forefathers. But contrary to the services one might expect, this app allows users to report any ‘suspicious’ behavior directly linking them with top government agencies.

Much like the new DHS program ‘If you see something, say something’ this app is meant to turn average citizens into a network of spies feeding information back to the federal government.

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Suggestion.  Here is a harmless and fun way to play “spy”

Spy Pix!

Spy Pix is an essential tool for any spy who wants to hide and send secret messages in plain view.

Maybe you’re an international spy who needs to send a covert message to a fellow operative. Or you’ve just infiltrated enemy headquarters and need to transmit top secret plans. Or perhaps you have an embarrassing photo of your friend that you want to hide in plain view.

Spy Pix uses steganography, which comes from the Greek words steganos (“covered”) and graptos (“writing”), to hide one image inside of another decoy image. To a casual viewer, only the decoy image is seen. However, for a seasoned spy, the image can be decoded with Spy Pix to reveal the hidden message

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All Your Base (Phones) Are Belong to Us (coming soon…)

You know how perverts use candy to lure children to their debasement?  Think about that whenever you hear of cashless options via your mobile phone.  They know how much we love them…..

While new high-tech vending machines are being released with options such as touch screens, nutritional information displays, wireless coin dispensers, stock monitors and biometric payments, some feel the idea of moving forward with biometric-based payments on the devices may not work yet, according to a Retail Solutions Online article.

The reason for this is based on the unsuccessful Pay By Touch efforts at retail locations in the past. The suggestion for similar technology utilizing NFC on mobile phones is brought out as a potential separate option.


The belief is that while many aren’t ready for a move to biometric-based payments due to security and privacy concerns, those concerns are significantly lower for people using their mobile phones which have also become a near-necessary item for people to carry on their person at all times.

While it is acknowledged that there is no logical reasons behind why the biometric vending machines wouldn’t be a success, it is also stated that consumers tend to be more emotion-based and emotions still tend to fall closer to privacy concerns than ease with which biometrics can be used.

Read the full story here.

Dubai-based Simage Technologies has announced the release of its new Secure Contactless Token, a multi-purpose biometric device for secure ID, payments and secure authentication.

With the new device, users can securely access their bank accounts online, pay for public transportation or goods at supporting retail locations, access e-government services with secure ID verification and store electronic health records.


The token supports multiple biometric functions, including facial recognition, iris scan, and an on-board Fingerprint ‘Match-On-Device’ application that allows secure user verification in both online and offline modes.

The token uses the open-source OATH standard for generating a single-use 6 digit OTP, which is displayed on the LCD screen along with the value of the payment

Multicard, Rabobank roll out contactless mobile payment stickers

Multicard, a business unit of Identive Group, announced that it has been selected by Rabobank to provide personalization and fulfillment services for the Dutch bank’s latest application of its MiniTix cashless e-payment solution.

eNational Payments, Mocapay partner for m-commerce solutions eNational Payments, a provider of mobile and contactless electronic commerce and payment processing services, has a entered into a strategic partnership with Mocapay, enabling its merchants and retailers access to Mocapay’s secure mobile payments solution and mobile marketing engine to reach customers in real-time.

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Wireless Dynamics introduces the iCarte 110, the first NFC (Near Field Communications) and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Reader/Writer that provides NFC two way communications, RFID read/write and contactless payment capability for iPhones.

The iCarte turns your iPhone into an NFC phone and an RFID Reader/Writer. It’s embedded smart-chip can be configured as debit, credit, pre-paid and loyalty cards turning the iPhone into an electronic wallet.

The iCarte works with iPhone 3G and 3GS with iPhone OS 3.0 or above. It has a mini-USB connector for charging and syncing iPhone.

[businesswire]

iPhone iSpy Apps for Robo Cops

Meanwhile, there are other noteworthy developments on the high-tech police gear front. A new iPhone app that can instantly identify suspects is being tested out by a Massachusetts police department, PC World reports. Using facial recognition software, the app — called MORIS (Mobile Offender Recognition and Identification System) — allows officers to point their mobile phones at a person to call up identifying information. If a biometric match is found, information associated with that person is immediately sent back to the iPhone.
Read more:

http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2010/07/28/big-brother-body-cams-face-recognition-apps-and-liquid-body-armor

IPhone vs Red Light Cameras