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Submission + - US demands biometric Passports ?

guisar writes: As relayed in the Edmonton Journal, it seems the US may be exerting pressure on other Governments to include biometrics in official IDs. Is this so that the US can justify it's own proposals or are other Governments using the US as a scapegoat? "As the world becomes more complex, and as our expectations with respect to safety and security become greater, governments are going to have to invest in appropriate [measures] ... in order to make sure that people can move freely," That's my favorite quote. The paper seems to be pushing an agenda rather than reacting to a need or perceived need. What, beyond a desire to centralize power and manipulate the populace is driving Governments to even allow such proposals to even be discussed? I would expect this sort of discussion within the United States but am very disappointed to see Canada regarding such notions with anything other than complete and total disgust.

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.h tml?id=6d8beaea-454e-4ace-a9e2-444823b13d11&k=7585 3

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