[LINK] Australia to trial cloud passports in world-first move

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Sat Oct 31 00:04:17 AEDT 2015

On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 09:51:15AM +1100, Jim Birch wrote:
> Doesn't the idea that you can land somewhere and have your id "proven"
> by a piece of paper belong in distant past?  It's an absolute relic
> that predates the telegraph.

yeah. i'd much rather someone poked my eyes out or chopped my fingers
off if they wanted to strand me in a foreign country. no messy paper to
deal with.

biometrics is dangerous technofetishism.

it serves no useful purpose (other than, of course, to redistribute
hundreds of millions of government dollars to corporate overlords where
it belongs).


ps: the proof is not in the paper. it's in the verification procedures
performed by the passport office. the australian passport office is very
good at detecting identity theft/fraud.

craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>

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