National ID – In Cell Phones!!

How we all love our cell phones.  Supremely functional, and they have actually saved people’s lives in dangerous situations.   Even the most oblivious person must be  aware that all modern cell phones can be tracked by satellite.
You can  shop with your phone via a credit card, take and send pictures and video, download music, play games, find a restaurant, and even scan money saving coupons.   The next obvious step is here –  phone and ID in one.  How convenient. . .
By Maira Sutton

UAE Signs Deal to Integrate National IDs Into Mobile Phones

The United Arab Emirates signed a deal with telecommunications company, Etisalat, to embed citizens’ national ID information into mobile phones. They will now be exploring a system that would utilize an NFC or Near Field Communication application, which allows cell phones to communicate data via radio frequency within very close range. The UAE has had a national ID system since 2004, with IDs carrying a chip similar to one on a credit card and holding a person’s name, birthday, gender, photograph, fingerprint, and ID number.

Etisalat, based in the UAE, has had a history working with the Emirati government on various initiatives. Notably, the company helped the government develop surveillance malware to be installed on Blackberry devices. However, it was quickly revealed that the “network upgrade” in disguise was in fact meant to spy on its mobile users.

EFF has long opposed national ID systems because they are fraught with potential abuse in every aspect of their creation and operation. Not only is it extremely costly to implement, the risk of fraudulent and flawed identification cards is very serious: these cards needs to distributed on such a scale that even a small percentage of errors could cause major social disruption. Moreover, such a mass collection of data leaves a high potential for abuse by both private and public actors.
Since carrying an ID card is mandatory in the UAE, this may mean that Emirati citizens may begin to be required to carry their phones on them at all times. Their objectives for working towards implementing this system currently unknown. However, integrating personal data with mobile phones can only bring trouble.
[eff.org]
 

Normally I highlight an article, but every sentence is so disturbing it wasn’t needed.    The PTB will perform these maneuvers in a country like UAE before trying it here simply because the people don’t have as much freedom as we do. But it’s coming.  Americans are in such a stupor now – they will only react when their services are disrupted.  If the cable goes out, or water stops flowing because the grid is down . . .well, you had better have your cell phone on you, or no water for you!  Then of course, what happens when you lose your cell phone, because after all – it happens – right?  Perhaps the safest thing is to have that ID implanted.  It’s for your own good.

 

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Revelation 13: 16-17
 

sage

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0 responses to “National ID – In Cell Phones!!

  1. Seems the world is starting without us for a change. Then maybe it is a really bad thing all together, None of any GOV. knowing what a person does at any given time,place or for any reason.
    DOS BLESS AMERICA

     
  2. So when the DNR shows up at your farm to kill your pigs, I guess you can just throw your cell phone at them (See my post above).
    A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves – Edward R. Murrow
    -Dave

     
  3. My husband refuses to have a cell phone–what will they do to him???

     
    • They might take away his birthday 🙂
      Turn it off and wrap it in foil….it’s not like they don’t demand SSN
      for bank accounts and utilities…and I get dyslexic everytime I give it.

       
  4. Will you have a chip implanted? Or you could have GPS embedded in your child when born. 666

     
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