Message from Arch-Fiend in Subverse #newsroom
yeah i just realized the EU is also asking the uk to adopt biometric
They likely will. Most western countries are...
does the united states have biometric? wouldent be surprised that was added to us without anyone ever telling us
also only 10 countrys in the eu had biometric in may
and half of them were eastern european
If you've ever had a DNA test, for any reason, it's almost certain they have your biometrics.
poland, austria, slovenia, lithuania, latvia
though i wonder if perhaps the problem with biometrics isint that it is used but rather how many things idenification is required for. identification has always been a thing throughout history, if you go somewhere the authority of anywhere you go wants to know who you are specificly so you wont cause any trouble, the evolution of identification has basicly been making sure that your who you say you are or so that no one is saying they are you besides you. in reality you have no reason to say you arnt who you are other than when your actively working against the authority in some reguard. however if you have an omnipressent requirement to display identification before making any action it becomes tracking and monitoring. if today your location is known because your identity is used 5 times then tomarrow its known because you had to use it 50 times, your life is tracked substantially more. the security of this identification has nothing to do with how often its demanded though.
Case in point is having to identify yourself to watch porn in the UK.
The other, more concerning issue is there is no way that data is *not* going to get misused, stolen and exploited.
it conserns you that data will in no way get misused, stolen, and exploited?
whoops. Fixed that.
`"Damnit, why is my massive database of 25million citizens not being hacked yet!"`
If the Australian Census taught us anything, it's that the government shouldn't be responsible for protecting anything big-data related.
its actually a fundomental job of the government to insure identification and regulating traffic within its borders though
i think the idea of biometrics is that its harder to steal that information rather than just being a number your assigned at birth
its tied to your dna
I don't agree it is.
steal my dna
Sorry, no i mean I don't agree thats a fundamental job of the government...
The DNA record they collect is assigned to a number. Your Social Sec number.
if the government is to have a job it sure is
Along with a metrick fuck-tonne of other metadata
@Timcast please keep an eye on that crowd pac story censoring republicans from their platform id really like to know what happens with what the are doing about the election meddling argument that that girl is saying
its one of the oldest jobs government has had
Lawyer and plumbers are also old jobs
It may be something they do, but I don't agree its a responsibility of the government..
A government's job is to protect its border, and defend citizens rights to property.
That's fundamentally it
Everything else is scope creep.
And i am coming from a position where I am okay with government delivering critical services like energy, health care and infrastructure... But i don't think the government should be unilaterally tracking its citizens.
what good can come from that?
you cant protect the border without identification
unless you have a wall of fire around it
but then that keeps your own people inside
doesent really respect their freedom
I'm not saying the government doesn't need to have a record of its citizens. But i do think they don't need biometrics