Vid: Do the Cops Know Your Info? A Conversation with the ACLU of Illinois's Adam Schwartz

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  1. What’s with this “prize survey” shit?

  2. You’ve got nothing to fear if you haven’t done anything wrong.

  3. “…or click on the link below for video, full text, supporting links, downloadable versions, and more Reason TV clips.”

    what link below?

  4. Heh… do the cops ‘know’… get a load of this story out of The Seattle Times:

    Portable fingerprint scanners aid King County deputies

    His cop’s sixth sense told Deputy Ryan Abbott something just wasn’t right about the woman at the SeaTac check-cashing business.

    The King County sheriff’s deputy had been summoned to the store by employees who believed the woman might be trying to cash a stolen check.

    She handed Abbott her driver’s license with photo, but a computer check revealed the woman had no criminal history ? not exactly the kind of person who would typically be passing a stolen check.

    Still, recalled Abbott, “I was suspicious of her ID and the fact that when we ran the name we didn’t get a (criminal) record.”

    That’s when Abbott pulled out a device about the size of a smartphone and asked the woman if he could scan her fingerprints. Within 30 seconds Abbott had the woman’s real name and learned she was wanted on two felony warrants for identity theft.

  5. Wouldn’t it be something if it turned out al Qaeda actually owned a bunch of database development firms. It would be like a Die Hard story, where the bad guys are actually just thieves instead of terrorists. And George W. Bush is John McClane!

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