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DHS HITS US with NSTIC! HIDE, HIDE!!

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DHS HITS US with NSTIC. HIDE, HIDE!

D.H.S. (Department of Homeland Security)

H.I.T.S. (High Impact Technological Solution)

U.S. (United States)

N.S.T.I.C. (National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace)

H.I.D.E. (Homeland Identification & Detection Ethics)

H.I.D.E. (Hostile Intent Detection Enforcement)

B.A.D. R.E.P.

Biometric Administration Detector Registration Ethics Project  

New facial recognition app available on certain mobile phones.

The service, called FaceR CredentialME, is available on devices using the Android, Windows Mobile and RIM operating systems on the Sprint 3G or 4G networks and was launched in conjunction with Troy Security Solutions, a mobile products and solutions provider.

The biometric service allows a user to authenticate their identity via unique characteristics in their face recorded from the phone’s embedded camera for anything such as basic online services or corporate specific services. The biometric authentication can be used to entirely replace standard login methods or layered on top of them as a second factor of authentication for NSTIC and Trustmark security measures of the Smart Web Identity Ecosystem.

In addition to the service, there is also a released software development kit for application developers to include face recognition biometrics into their applications of private integrated CCTV and municipal surveillance systems. Applications meet Federal Threat Fusion Standards and Infraguard Civilian National Security Force integration ready.

Civilian Integration Programs – Crowd Sourcing National Security Surveillance

Unlike Active Snapcouts and Passive scanning Integration, the release of an application for the Apple App Store can target voluntary entertainment based enrollment. The app, called FaceR Celebrity, is the first of a series of applications under the FaceR moniker planned for release by the company. In addition to the FaceR series, Animetrics has also been developing higher-end systems for use by government and law enforcement.

While majority of the product developments to come out of Animetrics have had a primary purpose of biometric security and authentication, the new FaceR Celebrity application, while capable of security functions, has a separate purpose of entertainment. The app is able to utilize its biometric face recognition to take a picture of a user and figure out the person’s similarity to celebrities and other famous people.

For Real?

The Federal Government Says Yes.

Human Factors Behavioral Sciences Projects

These projects advance national security by developing and applying the social, behavioral, and physical sciences to improve identification and analysis of threats, to enhance societal resilience, and to integrate human capabilities into the development of technology

Mobile Biometrics System Project

Project Overview: The Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate Human Factors/Behavior Sciences Division (HFD) Mobile Biometrics Project develops prototype technologies for mobile biometrics screening at remote sites along U.S. borders, during disasters and terrorist incidents, at sea, and in other places where communications access is limited. The goal is to demonstrate mobile biometrics screening capabilities and technologies that meet the future needs of Department operational users, but currently are not available with conventional biometrics systems. This project is part of the Personal Identification Systems Thrust Area and Biometrics Program within HFD.

Multi-modal Biometrics Project

Project Overview: The Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate Human Factors/Behavior Sciences Division (HFD) Multi-modal Biometrics Project develops biometric technologies that accurately and rapidly identify individuals. The operational goal is to provide the capability to non-intrusively collect two or more biometrics (fingerprint, face image, and iris recognition) in less than ten seconds at a ninety-five percent acquisition rate without impeding the movement of individuals. The multi-modal technology will allow the Department to compare and match biometric samples from different sources, collected with different sensor technologies, under varying environmental conditions — a capability that eludes existing technology. This project is part of the Personal Identification Systems Thrust Area and Biometrics Program within HFD.

Science & Technology Directorate Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division

Mission

We will advance national security by developing and applying the social, behavioral, and physical sciences to improve identification and analysis of threats, to enhance societal resilience, and to integrate human capabilities into the development of technology. Learn more about Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Projects.

Objectives

  • Enhance the analytical capability of the Department to understand terrorist motivation, intent, and behavior  
  • Improve screening by providing a science-based capability to identify unknown threats indicated by deceptive and suspicious behavior.
  • Improve screening by providing a science-based capability to identify known threats through accurate, timely, and easy-to-use biometric identification and credentialing tools.
  • Enhance safety, effectiveness, and usability of technology by systematically incorporating user and public input.
  • Enhance preparedness and mitigate impacts of catastrophic events by delivering capabilities that incorporate social, psychological and economic aspects of societal resilience.

Leadership

Dr. Rausch is the Director for the Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division (HFD) within the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate.

Organization

The division strives to identify and generate the best technologies for assisting our operational customers in the areas of Personal Identification Systems, Human Technology Integration, and Social and Behavioral Threat Analysis. The primary federal customers for the division include Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA) and U.S. Secret Service (USSS). End users also include federal, state, and local emergency management officials, first reponders, and private sector infrastructure owners and operators.

The Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division is comprised of three Thrust areas:

  • Personal Identification Systems
  • Human Technology Integration
  • Social and Behavioral Threat Analysis (SBTA) Thrust Area

Personal Identification Systems Thrust Area

This thrust area focuses on biometrics-based Research and Development to develop an accurate, contactless, near real-time capability to identify known threats at U.S. checkpoints while speeding the unconstrained movement of legitimate travelers. The Biometrics program develops biometrics-based technologies to identify known terrorists and criminals and prevent their movement into and out of the U.S. through effective, interoperable multi-biometrics capabilities in diverse areas, such as border crossings, ports-of-entry, and visa application sites. The Credentialing program develops and demonstrates tamper-proof credentialing systems incorporating multi-modal biometric information that can be used across the entire Department customer base.

Human Technology Integration Thrust Area

This thrust area integrates human factors into the development and use of homeland security technologies with the goal of achieving high levels of system effectiveness, safety, and acceptance. HFD conducts fundamental research designed to maximize human performance and feed the development of technologies for enhanced human performance. HFD also works with other divisions in S&T to ensure that human factors are appropriately integrated into the development and use of technologies. The Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division directly manages programs or, in some cases, the relevant portions of programs that are funded by other divisions by providing guidance and tools related to human systems integration.

Social and Behavioral Threat Analysis (SBTA) Thrust Area

This thrust area applies the social and behavioral sciences to improve the detection, analysis, and understanding of threats posed by individuals, groups, and radical movements. It also addresses the psychological, social, and economic impacts of catastrophic events to enhance risk analyses, risk communications, preparedness, response, resiliency, and recovery efforts. Programs within SBTA include motivation and intent; suspicious behavior detection; and community preparedness and resilience.

HIDE – Homeland Security, Biometric Identification & Personal Detection Ethics

Vision statement

We work to make the world a safer and freer place by promoting an open international dialogue on liberty, security and democracy and by building confidence and improving understanding among the main international and transnational actors. We also strives to advance a new and comprehensive, win-win, concept of surveillance technologies by building a new global second-track architecture based on search for common values and shared goals in the global community.

Mission statement

HIDE’s mission is to set up a platform devoted to ethical and privacy issues of biometrics and personal detection technologies which addresses transnational (European) and international problems. HIDE aims to become the preeminent catalyst for innovative policy solutions to emerging ethical problems in the area of surveillance technologies, especially where collaboration among national and international agencies, communities, businesses, and NGOs is crucial. HIDE promotes creative problem solving and provides for concrete tools for a successful dialogue

HIDE – Homeland Security, Biometric Identification & Personal Detection Ethics

HIDE is a project promoted by the European Commission (EC) and coordinated by the Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship, an independent research centre based in Rome (IT).

HIDE aims to establish a platform devoted to monitoring the ethical and privacy implications of biometrics and personal detection technologies. Detection technologies are technologies used to detect something or someone within a security or safety context. Personal Detection Technologies focus specifically on individuals, they include for example CCTV, infrared detectors and thermal imaging, GPS and other Geographical Information Systems (GISs), RFID, MEMS, smart ID cards, transponders, body scanners, etc. Biometrics is the application of technologies that make use of a measurable, physical characteristic or personal behavioural trait in recognizing the identity, or verifying the claimed identity of a previously registered individual.

Personal detection technologies and biometrics are increasingly interwoven within a variety of applications. Most of these applications seek to create sensor network infrastructures for continuous detection, authentication and identification of individuals within diverse settings ranging from, amongst others, commercial, transport, public locales and border control. Moreover, by developing multimodal signal analyses, these technologies may allow activity recognition, indoor movement monitoring and non-verbal communication cues (body language, facial expressions, speech intonation, etc) which may assist in the prediction of behaviour. In its recent Green Paper on Detection Technologies, the EC argues that personal detection technologies and biometrics are “inherently intrusive” and “their use needs to be carefully analyzed, in order to establish limitations to their intrusiveness where necessary”. HIDE meets this call and promotes open conversation between technology, security, ethics and policy experts as well as encouraging public discussions and dialogue. HIDE is based on the values of dialogue, responsibility, and integrity.

 

Free the System, Justify the System, Liberate the System, Republic the System.

What is the System? The System is Everything, It is The Tides, The Shores, The Land, The Art, The Laughter, The Life, The Light, The Galaxy.

The most Unique and Complex, Self Determining, Individually Regulated, Capable of Personal Capacity, The Private Pangaea of Potential is the Soul Sovereign Embodied Human Being. 

The absolute property right is this self personified. The individual is in soul sovereign possession of their mind, spirit and body.

This is the Sacred Treasure that America has sworn to Protect, Defend and Uphold.

From Molestation, Regulation, Policy, Enforcement, Infringement, Liens, Burden, Derailment, Entropy, Tyranny or Slavery.

We are a protectorate of the infinite indivisible individual, of all that can be personally created for private enrichment, happiness and joy, for their children’s benefit and growth, for the trade and benefit of others, for the progress of society, for the increase of the community trust and justice of the republic domain.

 

Obama Signs NDAA 2011-12 into Law, ending 222 years of the Bill of Rights?
(see this)
https://sovereignthink.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/obama-signs-ndaa-2011-into-law-ending-222-years-of-the-bill-of-rights/

What would that look like, the NDAA Police State, Kill-Switch, of all justice and civil liberties?
(see this)
https://sovereignthink.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/ndaa-is-a-declaration-of-war-on-the-united-states-by-the-united-states/

What is this new army of secret police we now face?
(see this)
https://sovereignthink.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/engineering-cyber-police-state-generation/

How would that happen? What could justify a roll out of full government control?

The NDAA Kill Switch Police State and the i-9/11 event.
(see this)
https://sovereignthink.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/the-kill-switch-police-state/

 

-sovereignthink

More…

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If You See Something, Say Something…Well I see Criminal Propaganda Asking Fellow Holiday Shoppers to SPY on Each Other

Obama Unleashes Cyber NSTIC

Stop, Think, Connect the Dots; The Patriot Act, FIMA, DHS, Infra-Guard, TSA, NSTIC and TrustMark Citizenship

Obama NSTIC Creates Second Class UnTrusted Citizen vs First Class ID Trusted Entity Citizen

Citizen Spy Immunity Under New Bill

The Secret of NIST

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The Secret of NIST – Did NIST Edit WTC 7 Footage To Hide Evidence Of Implosion?

National Institute of Standards and Technology, a unit of the Department of Commerce withholding evidence of war crimes and ongoing crimes against Fundamental Natural Rights.

Newly obtained video that was reluctantly released by NIST after a lawsuit by the International Center for 9/11 Studies shows two firefighters on 9/11 discussing how secondary explosions occurred immediately before the collapse of the twin towers, providing damning new evidence that explosive devices were used to bring down the buildings.

Safe ‘Non-ionizing’ radiation is the same radiation that cooks our food in our microwaves, the microwave is the lowest end of the terahertz radiation spectrum of the Energy spectrum. The THz band straddles the region where electromagnetic physics can best be described by its wave-like characteristics (microwave) and its particle-like characteristics (infrared). Radio waves at the bottom of the spectrum have long since been proven to be able to cause massive cancers and biological deformities in large enough, long term or specific exposures.

NIST is the national tariff master and gate keeper of science and technology regulation.

NIST is implementing the Technocratic Dictatorship of the 21st Big Brother Global US Police State

NIST is re-authoring our science to empower the MIC war economy, Global ACME corps, AGENDA 21, G20 and NWO Fusion through data mining projects like WEAR.

Civilian American and European Surface Anthropometry Resource (CAESAR) is an anthropometric database containing the latest civilian population survey. There are many potential applications for the CAESAR database in the anthropometry, ergonomics, and biometrics fields because it provides individual and standardized one-mode data instead of summarized population information such as percentiles. To facilitate the sharing of this valuable resource, the CARD Lab (Computerized Anthropometric Research and Design Laboratory) in the Air Force Research Laboratory has been developing a web application, ARIS (Anthropometry Research Information Systems), to offer CAESAR data search and analysis as well as raw data visualization and extraction. The back-end database was designed to handle not only the CAESAR database but also other anthropometric databases collected by the CARD Lab over the years. The objective is to provide a new capability to make the right anthropometric information available to anyone, anywhere with X ray video street cameras and Fusion databases.

-sovereignthink

Information Links

Prison Planet – New Body Scanners to Store Biometrics

Washington Post – FBI Prepares Vast Database Of Biometrics

Daily Mail – Airport body scanners ‘could give you cancer’, warns expert

LewRockwell.com – Pilot to TSA: ‘No Groping Me and No Naked Photos’

Infowars – Naked Body Scanners: Monumental Cover Up Exposed

NY Times – Opt Out of a Body Scan? Then Brace Yourself

LA Times – Groups protest new airport pat-down technique, more body scanners

Techeye.net – Allied Pilots Association to boycott full body scanners

ISCON Imaging – Introducing whole body imaging solutions without radiation or privacy issues

Daily Finance – Health Risks of Full Body Scanners Questioned Following Report

Marketwire.com – New Iscon Whole Body Scanner Now Offers Integrated Biometric Capabilities to Detect All Objects and Verify Identities. Corrections Facilities, Border Control and Airport Screening Can Leverage Iris, Facial and Fingerprint Recognition and Card Readers Without Radiation or Privacy Issues

CorrectionsOne.com – U.S. Corrections Facility Orders New Scanners From Iscon Video Imaging to Detect Drugs, Cellphones and Contraband

Now Public – Full Body Scanner Lobby: Michael Chertoff & Rapiscan

Rapiscan Systems – Australian Government Selects Rapiscan Systems Security Solutions for Advanced Screening Technologies Trials

CNet – Feds admit storing checkpoint body scan images

FEMA – As a SAVER Program Technical Agent, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWARSYSCEN), Charleston, conducted a comparative assessment of passive millimeter wave detection systems for the SAVER Program. Prior to the assessment, SPAWARSYSCEN conducted a market survey in order to provide information on commercially available equipment, and produced the Passive Millimeter Wave Detection Systems Market Survey Report. A focus group was then conducted to identify equipment selection criteria for the assessment, determine evaluation criteria, and recommend assessment scenarios. The results can be found in the Passive Millimeter Wave Detection Systems Focus Group Recommendations report.

Brijot – GEN 2®—The world’s first surveillance system to feature full-motion, real-time millimeter wave imaging capabilities, allowing operators to search for and locate potential threats on an individual quickly and discretely from a distance without stopping or subjecting him or her to a physical pat down.

Millivision – detection systems help private companies to protect both people and assets. Both the Walk-By System 350 and the Stand-Off System 350 include covert installation options, and can be configured to work within the architectural requirements of existing buildings. Business entities that are open to the public—such as hotels, tourist attractions and company headquarters—can discretely scan visitors for weapons and other contraband concealed under clothing.

Argonne National Laboratory (Nuclear Engineering Division) – The “Passive millimeter-wave spectroscopy (PmmWS)” project by Sami Gopalsami, Sasan Bakhtiari, Paul Raptis and Thomas Elmer, is one of the three Argonne projects which made into the list of the world’s 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace during 2006, as judged by R&D Magazine.

Optical Society of America – We describe the development of passive millimeter wave imaging sensors, operating at W band, that are currently being manufactured for commercial markets using standard automated assembly processes. A description of HRL Laboratories’ millimeter wave imaging chipset is presented, focusing on parameters that limit sensor performance, such as detector 1/f noise, low noise amplifier noise figure, and gain drift. We conclude with a discussion of ongoing research and development in passive millimeter wave imaging and performance improvements that can be expected for future imaging sensors.

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2010/11/15 at 9:58 pm

Big Sis Lying – Radiation Chamber more Insidious Evil than the Gas Chamber

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Big Sis Caught Lying – Public Rape  downs and Stored Bio Scans for all.

zyklon b used in the Gas Chamber was supposedly designed to be a painless death and humane way to kill the undesirable belligerent individuals against society and civilization.

Millimeter Microwave used in the Radiation Chamber was designed to be a biometric 360 full body scan and Individual Population Control Unit to tag and target enemy belligerent individuals against society and civilization.

Irradiated poisoned water supplies, toxic vaccine, pharmaceuticals and personal radiation doses from the Full Body and Mobile Scanner Units is soft kill, population control that has caused childhood cancer, autism and bankrupting EOL care.

Controllers of these technologies require papers to travel, to work, use strip search, publicly authorized molestation and humiliation, indiscriminant violations of the individual’s Personal Private Domain and dehumanizing policies of intimidation, fear and terror.

 

Lie: The scanners are effective

“…the weapons and other dangerous and prohibited items we’ve found during AIT screenings have illustrated their security value time and again.” Napolitano claims in her propaganda piece.

In reality, the machines would not have prevented the Christmas Day bomber from boarding Flight 253, according to their designers, and other security experts who have dismissed the devices as “useless”.

The imaging machines cannot even detect explosive material, so claiming, as Napolitano does, that they are “our best defense against such threats” is misleading at best and at worst a complete lie.

If the machines had detected “dangerous items” “time and again”, rest assured that the DHS and the TSA would make sure it was all over the news – such success stories have been decidedly absent from the media, unless you count “dangerous items” as baby milk, tubes of toothpaste or contact lens fluid.

The idea that the machines are effective flies in the face of the viewpoint of surveillance experts who note that the scanners will do nothing to make air travel safer.

Lie: The scanners cannot store/print/transmit images

At first we were asked to believe that the imaging machines did not produce crisp images of naked bodies.

In an effort to downplay the intrusion of privacy they really represent, the TSA routinely claimed that the images produced by the scanners are “ghostly” or “skeletal”.

The passenger’s face is blurred and the image as a whole “resembles a fuzzy negative,” the TSA spokeswoman Kristin Lee told the media last year, prior to the underwear bombing attempt.

After months of researchers, reporters and everyday travelers outing this as a complete lie, the DHS/TSA abandoned that approach and instead claimed that, although they were detailed naked images, it’s fine and dandy because they cannot be saved or transmitted.

“The imaging technology that we use cannot store, export, print or transmit images.” Napolitano claims in her latest propaganda piece.

Again not true. As we have previously detailed, the images that show in detail the naked genitals of men, women and children that have passed through the scanners can be transmitted and printed.

As reported by Declan McCullagh of CNET earlier this year, “The U.S. Marshals Service admitted this week that it had surreptitiously saved tens of thousands of images recorded with a millimeter wave system at the security checkpoint of a single Florida courthouse.”

The proof comes in the form of a letter (PDF), obtained by The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), in which William Bordley, an associate general counsel with the Marshals Service, admits that “approximately 35,314 images…have been stored on the Brijot Gen2 machine” used in the Orlando, Fla. federal courthouse.

EPIC says it has also obtained more than 100 images of electronically stripped individuals from the scanning devices used at federal courthouses. The disclosures come as part of a settlement of an EPIC Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Marshals Service.

Brijot, the manufacturer of the body scanning equipment in question, also admits that its machine can store up to 40,000 images and records.

EPIC, has filed two further lawsuits against the Department of Homeland Security over the scanners, claiming that the DHS has refused to release at least 2,000 images it has stored from scanners currently in use in U.S. airports.

EPIC’s lawsuit argues that the body scanners violate the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits “unreasonable” searches, as well as the Privacy Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, referencing religious laws about modesty.

The group points to a further document (PDF) it has obtained from DHS showing that the machines used by the department’s TSA are not only able to record and store naked body images, but that they are mandated to do so.

The TSA has admitted that this is the case, but claims that it is for training and testing purposes only, maintaining that the body scanners used at airports cannot “store, print or transmit images”.

“In complying with our Freedom of Information Act request, the Marshals Service has helped the public more fully understand the capabilities of these devices,” EPIC President Marc Rotenberg said in a statement. “But the DHS continues to conceal the truth from American air travelers who could be subject to similar intrusive recorded searches in U.S. airports.”

As if it was needed, further evidence also points to the fact that the images are actively being transmitted and printed in airports.

Lie: Pat-downs are “discreet”

In her headline, Napolitano calls the pat-down procedure offered as an alternative to the naked body scanners, or used in addition to them, as “discreet”.

“Pat-downs have long been one of the many security measures used by the U.S. and countries across the world to make air travel as secure as possible.” she writes.

What she does not explain is that the new pat down procedure, which now allows TSA agents to forcefully feel around breasts and genitalia, is currently conducted in full view of queuing passengers and has been described by many, including New York Times reporter Joe Sharkey, as a deliberate form of humiliation to discourage others from refusing the full body scans.

The TSA also claims that the pat-downs are discreet, yet multiple accounts and reports prove otherwise.

Flight attendants and pilots unions in particular have taken up issue with the pat-downs, with one union declaring “We don’t want them in uniform going through this enhanced screening where their private areas are being touched in public… They actually make contact with the genital area.”

As reported by Reuters, parents are now demanding that the procedures be changed for children, after witnesses have described their children’s genitals being touched by men and women working for the TSA.

“I didn’t think it was going to be as horrible as he was describing,” one father noted after an agent told him what he was going to do to the child before conducting the full body search.

“At some point the terrorists have won.” the father added. The TSA says it is currently “reviewing” the procedure for children. Perhaps it should first review it’s policy on background checking its own employees, which by all accounts is woefully inadequate.

Lie: “Risk based” security procedure

Napolitano calls the TSA’s system “risk-based,” another total fallacy given the fact that the primary targets of airport oppression have been women, children, the elderly, and the physically disabled, all the categories of people who characteristically would pose the least risk in terms of terrorism.

The procedure is completely random, emphasizing the fact that everyone is categorized as a potential terrorist.

Lie: The scanners are popular with the public

“These machines are now in use at airports nationwide, and the vast majority of travelers say they prefer this technology to alternative screening measures.” Napolitano writes.

Another unsubstantiated claim, particularly given that a new Reuters poll shows that over 95% of Americans are now less likely to fly due to the crackdown in the wake of the dubious toner cartridge and underpants bombing scares.

Furthermore, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act before the issue recently hit headlines again, and before the majority of airports even had the machines installed, have revealed that there were more than 600 formal complaints about the devices last year.

Hardly a shining example of how popular the machines are.

-sovereignthink

X ray video street cameras

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2010/11/15 at 7:16 pm

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