Gordon Brown: Double Bad Nazi

August 6th, 2006

Brown to let shops share ID card data

Opponents warn that linking police databases with the private sector to beat crime will lead to a ‘surveillance state’ and a big assault on privacy

Gaby Hinsliff, political editor Sunday August 6, 2006 The Observer

Gordon Brown is planning a massive expansion of the ID cards project that would widen surveillance of everyday life by allowing high-street businesses to share confidential information with police databases. Far from intending to dump ID cards once he is in Downing Street, Brown is quietly studying how biometric technology – identifying people by unique markers such as fingerprints and iris patterns – could be expanded over the next 20 years to fight crime.

Police could be alerted instantly when a wanted person used a cash machine or supermarket loyalty card. Cars could be fingerprint-activated, making driving bans much harder to disobey […]


And so.

Remember how filthy animal Andy Burnham said that Henry Porter’s famous article, “…swallows the contents of a ridiculous, anonymous email and unquestioningly regurgitates it.”?

It seems that the ‘Frances Stonor Saunders’ email was not only accurate, but it could have gone much further in describing the system of total control that would be possible in a state where these real-time ID cards are rolled out.

Andy Burnham is a liar. He said the contents of that email were ‘ridiculous’ when they were nothing of the sort. Gordon Brown is clearly a man who cannot be allowed into office, since he wants to not only roll out the ID card, but apply ‘Super Nazi’ capabilities to the system. What an amazing beast he is; he has just produced a second child, and yet, wants to sell that very child into a slave society that he wants to have in place by the time it reaces the age of 20. Any man who would sell his child into slavery is a monster. If he can do this to his own children, imagine what he would be willing to do to the children of strangers.

The plan would make the ID cards scheme cheaper, since companies would pay for access to the national identity register – a government database of biometric information being compiled for the ID cards programme. […]

Brown has set up a taskforce, under former HBOS bank chief executive Sir James Crosby […]

Brown believes that, if myriad private databases develop, there is a risk that information will leak or be stolen. The Crosby review is looking at safeguards […]

Brown is an ass. It is clear that he understands nothing when it comes to this subject, and has based his position on the weasel words of vendors and their proxies. We have already discussed at length the insult of being made to pay for the privelege of being turned into a slave, you really should read through the Blarchive entries on ID cards if you are new to BLOGDIAL.

‘There is going to be a key issue over the next 10 to 15 years about identity management right across the public and private sectors,’ said the source close to Brown, adding that immigration control would be only part of it. ‘It’s about people coming to accept that this is not only a necessary but desirable part of modern society over the next 10 years. What [the Tories] are objecting to in the political sphere is going to be absolutely commonplace in the private sphere and saying “it’s not the British way” is just not going to work.’

No there is NOT going to be a ‘key issue’; identity management (doublespeak for ‘trust’) between private entities and individuals is a PRIVATE MATTER, and the market will find its own solutions. Government has no part to play in these private arrangements. Immigration control, DHSS, DVLA etc is another matter entirely, since those are matters between government and individuals, but even then, that relationship is not a license for government to roll out any scheme it likes just because it is given this responsibility. They cannot, for example, comple every visitor to Britain to take a chip implant, or a tatoo or some other invasive dehumanizing control measure. People have inalienable rights no matter what the problem being faced by society, and this is the principle that is being broken by the ID cards proposals and the bogus arguements for their introduciton.

This proposal is not a necessary or desireable part of ANY society, and as we have seen, the ill effects are devastating not only to the economy, but to the spirit of any country where these measures are introduced. Just ask the people who used to live in East Germany what it was like to be under constant surveillance. They hated it, it touched every part of their lives, and supressed every word that came out of their mouths. Imagine that scenario multiplied by orders of magnitude. Not only will every word you say or type be used against you, but every purchase, every journey, every association (both intentional and unintentional) will be up for inspection. There cannot be a single person who thinks that this is a good idea, or that this is a British idea. The only people who are for this are those who imagine that they and their relatives will somehow, by some ‘tech-magic’ that they cannot understand be immune to surveillance, otherwise, they would apply this imagined scenario to themselvs and thier children and say, “absolutely not”.

If the private people of this country decide to accept fingerprint readers at their banks, then that is a matter for them and their banks. The banks will provide insurance against datatheft. They will be responsible to their clients. If only one person suffers at the hands of a bank with a biometric ID verification system and this is publicised, it would ba disaster for the bank. This is why they, if they were to do it at all, would be much more careful than the responsibility-free government who does not even say sorry for its errors as we have seen again and again.

It is not only the Tories that are objecting to this proposal; everyone who understands what it means is against it, and they know it. They are desperately trying to figure out a way to salvage the contracts for the companies that have lined up with shears to fleece the british public. It is a shameful an despicable action.

The only way to stop this is to not line up to be processed. Without biometric data in the system, there are no applications that can be devised after the fact; no feature creep, no unforseen circumstances, no data theft…nothing.

Do not register for the NIR. Period. There is no benefit to you, and a great amount of danger to you and subsequent generations if you do enter it.

7 Responses to “Gordon Brown: Double Bad Nazi”

  1. Alun Says:

    Another reason every day….


    A German computer security consultant has shown that he can clone the electronic passports that the United States and other countries are beginning to distribute this year.


    “The whole passport design is totally brain damaged,” Grunwald says. “From my point of view all of these RFID passports are a huge waste of money. They’re not increasing security at all.”


    “And of course if you can read the data, you can clone the data and put it in a new tag,” Grunwald says.
    […] Hosein says. “Is this what the best and the brightest of the world could come up with? Or is this what happens when you do policy laundering and you get a bunch of bureaucrats making decisions about technologies they don’t understand?”
    In a demonstration for Wired News, Grunwald placed his passport on top of an official passport-inspection RFID reader used for border control. He obtained the reader by ordering it from the maker — Walluf, Germany-based ACG Identification Technologies — but says someone could easily make their own for about $200 just by adding an antenna to a standard RFID reader.

    He then launched a program that border patrol stations use to read the passports — called Golden Reader Tool and made by secunet Security Networks — and within four seconds, the data from the passport chip appeared on screen in the Golden Reader template.

    Grunwald then prepared a sample blank passport page embedded with an RFID tag by placing it on the reader — which can also act as a writer — and burning in the ICAO layout, so that the basic structure of the chip matched that of an official passport.

    As the final step, he used a program that he and a partner designed two years ago, called RFDump, to program the new chip with the copied information.

    The result was a blank document that looks, to electronic passport readers, like the original passport.


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  2. meaumeau Says:

    I’m sure this must be a posturing exercise by the Caledonian cyclops, certainly contestable in court against Data Protection laws. In any case the son of the manse must have some sort of death wish if this is the route he is going down. Which ever political party that wants to win the next election) now needs to do is state their intent to scrap the ID card system and ensure their candidates at the next election are vowed not to allow the scheme to be implemented in their constituencies, furthermore they need to get on with their version of a BIll of Rights to protect people against the State (so we can see if their thinking stacks up) and finally whoever desires to win the next election needs a manifesto commitment to introduce legislation to outlaw mass surveillance / non-consensual data aggregation.

    I find it sickening that this sort of proposal can even be thought of in this country, it would not have been acceptable when I was growing up, not even acceptable in the 1990s and I see no changes in British society that should make it acceptable today, I sincerely hope that this moron carries on shooting himself in the foot and the treacherous rats in Government get their comeuppance just as the car boot sale Tory vacuists did in 1997.

  3. irdial Says:

    The result was a blank document that looks, to electronic passport readers, like the original passport.

    And the key to this is that someone can read your passport without you knowing, clone it, and then use it to authenticate to a machine that they are you.

    We all know that these RFID passports can be read at a distance. Taking one of these new passports is clearly suicidal.

    It is clear that we need to address the fundamental problem of document issueing.

    It will be done.

  4. irdial Says:

    And there is more:

    Lukas Grunwald’s RFDump Can Hack RFID Tags

    The data stored on RFID chips may not be as secure as one would hope. Lukas Grunwald, a consultant at DN-Systems Enterprise Solutions GmbH in Germany has developed a new tool, RFDump, which is able to rewrite RFID data. Grunwald fears that this tool could be very useful for shoplifters who would be able to alter the data on an expensive item to read as though it were a commodity.

    CNET News.com reports:

    When such tools become widely available, hackers and those with less pure motives could use a handheld device and the software to mark expensive goods as cheaper items and walk out through self checkout. Underage hackers could attempt to bypass age restrictions on alcoholic drinks and adult movies, and pranksters could create confusion by randomly swapping tags, requiring that a store do manual inventory.

    Grunwald’s software program, RFDump, makes rewriting RFIDs easy. While there are significant malicious uses of the program, consumers could also use it to protect themselves, he said.


    Cheap goods.

    I like it!

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