Monday, 17 August 2009

UK ID cards - again

I was jokingly deliberately exaggerating when I referred to the Home Office sticking their fingers in their ears and going "La la la", but this is ridiculous. The HO still refuses to meet with the security expert who cloned their card, with ZDNet reporting the Home Office as saying that:

"it had declined on the grounds that it did not want to be overwhelmed by individuals wishing to demonstrate ID card cracks."

So, the HO knows that there are an overwhelming number of people who can crack the UK ID card? And it's still being pushed through?

Separately, ComputerWeekly have reported recent research / analysis of the National Identity Register scheme by public sector research outfit Kable which showed that scrapping identity cards, the National Identity Register and fingerprints on passports could save UK citizens some £3.08 billion.

I'd really quite like some of that £3.08 billion to be spent on the NHS (UK staff not IT systems), proper education, public transport and green energy, please.

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