Saturday, March 28, 2015

Database-State

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Eric Zuesse The Obama Administration basically lied on Monday, March 16th, when it said that it had reduced the percentage of healthcare uninsured Americans from...

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A Suspect in a Possible Crime Is Appointed to Co-Investigate It: Downing the MH-17.  Is the Investigation, into the Malaysian Plane's Downing, Itself a Criminal...

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Netpol have today launched a campaign to limit the gathering of data by the police on political protest. The campaign, don’t be on a...

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Mel Kelly, Open Democracy | Commercial companies are covertly using wi-fi scanning equipment to collate large databases of what in offline contexts is considered private information. With...

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The UK will reverse and restrain many of the surveillance systems that have marked its citizens out as the most watched in the world. The...

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AN ex-soldier who has served in Northern Ireland and guarded the royal family is calling for a police investigation into why he had his...

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The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) has contracted IBM to build a database to support the Government's switch to biometric passports.IBM will also provide...

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In London the Met police have been rounding up and arresting children as young as ten who have committed no crime, for the purpose...

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Speaking at a conference in London organised by the Information Commissioner's Office, he emphasised the need for a new consultation on the appropriate limits...

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It is cost rather than privacy concerns that will save us from Labour's megalomaniac surveillance schemes – a point underlined this morning when David...

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By Tom Young | Some 1.4 million new profiles have been added to the DNA database in the past two years – a rise of 38...

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The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust has published a major report on the UK's Database State. Technology is transforming government, and there is an urgent...

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The UK's controversial DNA database and ID cards register are in breach of European data protection and rights laws, according to a new report...

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BUS drivers in Wrexham have now been issued with DNA testing equipment to catch passengers who spit at them. By Matt Sims The swab kits were...

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Ahead of today's European Court of Human Rights ruling on whether two innocent men should be removed from the DNA database, the Liberal Democrats...

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Western Mail | THE debate over privacy and the rights of the individual against those of society at large has been given a fresh...

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Civil Liberties Group Concerned Over Privacy Issues MONTPELIER, Vt. -- A proposal to expand the state's DNA database is being questioned by a civil...

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By Christian Harris | The world’s gone security crazy. Everywhere we go stronger measures are being implemented to combat impersonation, ID theft and fraud....

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How big is it? How many get off it? Your questions answered... By David Mery Special Report The National DNA Database (NDNAD) keeps growing: it now...

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The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) says it has dismissed 14 people over the last three years in relation to passport database abuses.The IPS...

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More than 722,000 samples were added to the National DNA Database last year - a record increase for one year. The database has samples from...

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By LONNIE RANDOLPH | In early July, Gov. Mark Sanford vetoed a bill that would have required the state to collect DNA samples from...

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Now you see it, now you don't: A proposed $300,000 contract between Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and a British DNA lab provided...

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By Mark Hookham | Lancashire Police should delete the DNA records of around 4,000 youngsters held on a computer database, the Liberal Democrats have...

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By Dan Morse | While unusual, here is a crime as alleged by Montgomery County police that joins the list of things harder to get...

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By Laura Smitherman | The Legislative Black Caucus and civil rights activists criticized yesterday Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan for implementing a new program for...

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Personal privacy is, of course, a major issue these days, particularly when it comes to authorities gathering data in schemes such as the UK's...

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Is the proposed Communications Data Bill a step too far for the British way of life? Timothy Pitt-Payne reports   By Timothy Pitt-Payne | On 15...

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Nature | Several DNA databases run by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, the Wellcome Trust in London and the...

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Yorkshire Post | The national DNA database contains the profiles of almost 40,000 innocent children, the Home Office has admitted. Junior Minister Meg Hillier said...

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By Glyn Moody | I've been against DNA databases for years, but I've always felt that the generic arguments I've been using were a...

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By Auslan Cramb | Stephen House, Chief Constable of Strathclyde, said that storing the genetic profiles of every man, woman and child would help...

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Mike Barwise, from Infosecurity Adviser, the online forum run by the Infosecurity Europe team, has revealed he is less concerned about the privacy issues...

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By Shahid Naqvi | A Tory MP whose Black Country uncle was murdered more than a year ago has accused the Government of creating...

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By Andrea-Marie Vassou | The DNA profiles of people who have committed no crime should be removed from the national DNA database (NDNAD), a...

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SFGate | The role of DNA testing in the justice system has seemed unassailable - who can argue with the odds of two people...

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The majority of police chiefs are against a universal DNA database for the people of Britain. At a meeting during the Association of Chief Police...

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By Tom Young | The government has rejected a call from the Joint Human Rights Committee that any legislation that permits greater data sharing...

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By Anthony Hildebrand | The report recognises the National DNA Database as a “valuable investigative tool, particularly in relation to police efforts to solve...

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IC Wales | INNOCENT people would have their DNA taken off the Government’s controversial database under plans put forward by a Welsh MP. Jenny...

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Kable's Government Computing | The government should vow to collect only essential data on people and hold it only for as long as is...

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By Sean O'Neill | Murder, rape and child abuse investigations will be hampered if a European court rules that more than 500,000 DNA samples...

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Police in Australia's state of New South Wales have begun using a national D-N-A database to help investigate unsolved crimes. The database matches evidence...

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PSCA | A report has found "significant shortcomings" in the Crown Prosecution's Service's (CPS) data handling. In January 2007 Dutch police sent a disc...

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By Niall Byrne | Last week the announcement that several UK retailers were collaborating on compiling a database of employees dismissed over suspicion of...

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By Mick Meaney – RINF | Costing in excess of billions of pounds each year, every single area of the British surveillance society has...

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By Margaret Smith | WE have seen only recently just how incompetent the Government is at keeping our personal information secure. Last year, HM...

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A massive expansion in the Government's DNA database has brought fewer than a thousand criminals to justice, it was revealed last night. For every...

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BBC | Police in Fife have become the first in Scotland to fully manage DNA samples from non-registered sex offenders. The force has started...

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AAPS | Passing the House of Representatives on a voice vote, S. 1858 has been sent to President Bush for signature. The Newborn Genetic...

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By Don Thompson - Associated Press | SACRAMENTO - California Attorney General Jerry Brown said Thursday he is changing state policy to expand the use...

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By Elizabeth Roberts | Bermuda could have its own DNA database within a couple of years, to aid the Police in cracking more crimes....

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  By Peter Swire | Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has badly stumbled in discussing the Bush administration’s push to create stricter identity systems. Chertoff was...

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Statewatch |   To "prevent individuals or groups who are considered to pose a potential threat to the maintenance of public law and order and/or...

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By Michelle Roberts | SAN ANGELO, Texas - Using cotton swabs and cameras, lab technicians began taking DNA samples Monday from hundreds of children and...

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