THE government's case for identity cards has been dealt a serious blow on the day of a crucial Commons vote after the software giant Microsoft warned that the proposals could generate "massive identity fraud" on a scale as yet unseen.
In an article for The Scotsman today, Jerry Fishenden, the national technology officer for Microsoft, says the proposal to place "biometrics" - or personal identifiers such as fingerprints - on a central database could perpetuate the "very problem the system was intended to prevent". He says ministers "should not be building systems that allow hackers to mine information so easily".
The timing of the warning could not have been worse for the government; ministers have been arm-twisting behind the scenes to stave off a Commons rebellion tonight over whether the bill should get a third reading....
There is no such place as 'Palestine' Biro. If you are referring to the Philistines they are long since extinct. Israel is a free country already if that is what you are referring to. In fact it is the only free democratic country in the Middle East which is why the USA rightly supports it.
You're right Mike, that's what is coming. Unless you happen to be a SDA and think the 'mark of the beast' is all those not meeting for worship on Saturday.... then I guess the implant thing won't bother you much.
Meanwhile, buy a good household shredder (I mean for papers, not the house). Our credit card # was once "borrowed" for an airline flying spree until an alert Southwest employee phoned us. Kudos to them.