[LINK] Airport to tag passengers

Geoffrey Ramadan gramadan at umd.com.au
Tue Oct 17 00:16:06 AEST 2006

Adam Todd wrote:
> At 06:51 PM 16/10/2006, Geoff Ramadan wrote:
>> Adam Todd wrote:
>>> At 11:49 AM 16/10/2006, Geoff Ramadan wrote:
>>> Isn't it funny how it's always the little guy - the one that pays 
>>> the wages of the airport, that has to just "go with it"
>>> I guess if the little guy stood out the front with a sign saying 
>>> 'Stand up for your rights' people might boycott the airport.
>>> But then, with the worlds apathy, ....
>> Adam
>> How does protecting the privacy rights of passenger usurp the 
>> Government and Industries issues and responsibility in ensuring the 
>> safety of passengers?
> I guess I see it like this.  Government and Industry avoided 
> responsibility for the safety of not only passengers, but thousands of 
> people who were killed in 911.
And now they are trying to take responsibility.

> I see that the reality is, you can't stop a bomb or attack taking 
> place, if it's already happened or happening.

so we should stop trying?

> I see that even in our own society, we are more worried about 
> something that is happening in another country, under the guise of 
> false pretence, than the families and problems in our own country.
> Oh does it matter?  We're at, or if not near enough, to the peak of 
> the human cycle.  I hadn't expected it to happen at this point in my 
> life, but no doubt we'll be on the downward run, maybe in my life time 
> I might actually see the bottom of the slide.
>> Also, no one has yet explained what rights are exactly at issue?
> OK, I agree, to some degree, that the whole issue is nearly mute.  But 
> I don't want anyone tracking my movements anywhere.  I have enough 
> trouble shaking a psychopathic father without having tracking devices 
> attached to me!
> Do we want ordinary people to become labeled as paranoid, until the 
> stalking and victimisation of them is founded?
> Isn't it better to prevent these issues in our society, than to let 
> them compound?
>> How does it conflict with the 4 basic RFID privacy resolutions?
> How does putting RFIDS on people enhance security?
In this case, I have doubts that it does. As in a previous post, I think 
this is a dumb solution. But what I was interested in, was how it 
impacted on privacy.
> A Terrorists isn't going to have an RFID on them!  DUH!
You could track by exception.

Geoffrey Ramadan

> I even turn my mobile phone OFF when I go to places I don't wish to be 
> "logged" at.
>> What is the problem?
> It's all a false pretence.

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