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Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Schneier on Security

Here's a good article that pops up on most Google searches about REAL ID. The article was posted May 9, 2005. Here's the introduction to Bruce Schneier:
"Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist and author. Described by The Economist as a "security guru," Schneier is best known as a refreshingly candid and lucid security critic and commentator. When people want to know how security really works, they turn to Schneier."


Go to his site here.

2 comments:

Barrett, M said...

Unless they screw up the execution and protection of data aspects, I don't really see how this is so bad. I hear the arguments about stolen data, commercialization uses, amd illegal aliens driving without licences, etc. But we have all those problems now. So why not biometric me to the hilt? I am not hiding anything.

Biometrics and national ID cards seem more scary to people who want to hide for some reason.

John Rush said...

Barret M, thanks for your comment.

I understand the "I don't have anything to hide" confidence that most Americans rightfully show.

However, it is not you that I am concerned about. It is the massive increase in government presence and power.

This gets back to "innocent until proven guilty." The government, under the 4th Amendment, does not have the power to "track" (read "search" or "sieze") the issues of your life.

Do you trust any and every desk person in Washington DC with your personal information?

It is not that I have "something to hide."

It is that I have freedoms to protect.