Thursday, March 4, 2004

Fingerprints now required for US visas

Your profile on a a database a breach of your privacy

United States consulates in Australia have begun taking fingerprints from Australians applying for visas.

The embassy says the use of two fingerprints on visas adds to the international program of biometric face recognition being put into new passports.

[But there is a great risk the authorities will use your fingerprint profile to frame you.]

Australia's US consular coordinator Sylvia Johnson says the identity of Australian visa holders will be checked against a data base of the electronic fingerprints when they arrive in America.

"I can say the US Government is very strict and really protects the privacy of the information that they store on individuals, whether they are citizens of not. The US data bases are very, very closely held," she said.

[Just plain rubbish the US government are war criminals and very corrupt. No one should trust them at all.]

By Privacy 4 March 04


USA biometric passports: We won't be criminals for you!
The only looming rules are for fools, giving up personal details to the Devil in the first place, when visiting the US. This security check, fingerprint and photograph will ensure an exploitation bonanza for scapegoats and patsies blamed as terrorists, for the Coalition of the Killings resource war's in the Middle East and for, [war criminal], George Bush.

An ATM card under your skin: For sheep and goats?
Applied Digital Solutions (ADS) of Palm Beach, Fla., is hoping that Americans can be persuaded to implant RFID chips under their skin to identify themselves when going to a cash machine or in place of using a credit card.

Licensed to drive, be intimidated, be harassed, and interfered with?
NSW Police should not be given any more power to stop drivers going about their business. These new powers are just a substitute for the recent attack on privacy, whereby police wanted to search for guns by stopping drivers randomly.

JUST BEAT IT! Govt lauds crime-solving technology?
They told him don't you ever come around here. Don't wanna see your face, you better disappear. The fire's in their eyes and their words are really clear. So beat it!

Weak NSW Government suspends Innocence Panel
The DNA evidence panel is under investigation and the New South Wales Innocence Panel's operations have been suspended and a review of how it works ordered.

DNA testing causes debate in murder case
"Once police have some part of you like DNA, they will look further to profile you whether you're guilty or not. If they find some form of circumstantial evidence [or even flawed circumstantial evidence] to attach to your DNA they will plant the rest of the evidence on you like you had always owned it and you will be convicted and sent to jail guilty or not," he said.

Retrospective Laws: Mesmerised like a chook syndrome
What is it? This chook syndrome. Perhaps it is when we allow 800-year-old rule of law to diminish for a dictator like Bob Carr.

The Australian Law Reform Commission had recommended that the Innocence Panel be independent and have the power to investigate alleged miscarriages of justice.

Murder charge first for DNA data bank link, but not the same as solving the murder Mass DNA testing of prisoners has [allegedly] led to the first NSW case of a person being charged with a previously unsolved murder as a result of a controversial gene-matching data bank.

Prisoners can prove innocence for $20?
Les Kennedy Daily Telegraph reported today that" Prisoners who believe that DNA will prove they were wrongly convicted will have the chance to prove their innocence for a mere $20 administration fee. The move comes 20 months after NSW inmates were asked to provide DNA for comparison with a databank of DNA from unsolved crime scenes for possible convictions.