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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Big Brother Operating in Romney's Massachusetts

Interesting, or scary? Orwellian Big Brother scenario taking place in Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's home state!

Do you have your papers? The tone of the Massachusetts government officials is that it's citizens are guilty based on a software scan of their ID Card photo until they prove themselves innocent?!? What?

Sound's like Mitt Romney will make a great Big Brother!
"John H. Gass hadn't had a traffic ticket in years, so the Natick resident was surprised this spring when he received a letter from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles informing him to cease driving because his license had been revoked. It turned out Gass was flagged because he looks like another driver, not because his image was being used to create a fake identity. His driving privileges were returned but, he alleges in a lawsuit, only after 10 days of bureaucratic wrangling to prove he is who he says he is. And apparently, he has company. Last year, the facial recognition system picked out more than 1,000 cases that resulted in State Police investigations, officials say. And some of those people are guilty of nothing more than looking like someone else. Not all go through the long process that Gass says he endured, but each must visit the Registry with proof of their identity. Massachusetts began using the software after receiving a $1.5 million grant from the US Department of Homeland Security as part of an effort to prevent terrorism, reduce fraud, and improve the reliability and accuracy of personal identification documents that states issue."

"Facial Recognition Gone Wrong" slashdot

And, of course, the Big Brother identity fraud system was paid for by the taxpayers that are now being harassed by it!

Caught in a dragnet
A fraud prevention system erroneously revoked his license, and now he’s suing for his hardship
July 17, 2011|By Meghan E. Irons, Globe Staff

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