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Those who would trade security for liberty - nil.enroll(aetheric_username, quantum_class_id)
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Those who would trade security for liberty
People are willing to give up liberties for vague promises of security because they think they have no choice. What they're not being told is that they can have both. It would require people to say no to the FBI's power grab. It would require us to discard the easy answers in favor of thoughtful answers. It would require structuring incentives to improve overall security rather than simply decreasing its costs. Designing security into systems from the beginning, instead of tacking it on at the end, would give us the security we need, while preserving the civil liberties we hold dear.

--Bruce Schneier, in his Crypto-gram Special Issue

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Contact your Congressional representative (I am without one) and try and explain the issue (pointers in Cryptogram).

I should probably write my Senator(s) instead

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pinkeffigy From: pinkeffigy Date: October 1st, 2001 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

yeah

I have been noticing the trend and it scares the shit out of my sensibilities. I do NOT want a national ID card. I have enough trouble not losing a driver's liscense, ATM card, social security card, credit cards, and all the other bazillion cards we are stuck with in life.
I would be really happy if we could go back to just plain cash. checks at the most. possibly driver's liscenses, but since most people on the road don't have one in the first place its a moot point.
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