Saturday, March 3, 2007

Schneier on Security: Real ID

The eminent security expert, Bruce Schneier, explaining his opposition to the Real ID act. He claims it doesn't increase security, but decreases. He claims it's bogus to think requiring identification before boarding an airplane (for instance) increases the security of flying on airplanes. He claims that requiring this ID to be your drivers license just means illegal immigrants will start driving without a license, and just how does that make us any safer? And he claims this act isn't necessary .. the claim is the Real ID act is meant to fulfill the 9/11 Commission recommendation for tighter identification systems, but the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 already enacted those requirements. Hence the Real ID act is unnecessary.

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