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What is the REAL ID Drivers License Act In Florida & The US?


Stop Violating our 10th and 4th Amendment Rights Florida Statues, Supposedly Protects Our Privacy & From Tranny Upper Goverment, Forcing It’s Laws On Sovereign States’
Your being Blackmailed & Manipuled Into handing over all your most private and personal data (DOB, SS#, Medical Records, Mortage, Utility Bill, Passport, Banking, Credit Card, BirthCertificate, DD2 14 Miltarty ID) to be scanned without a warrant into a government hired data mining (Data Storage Corp.) because the US Government can not store your personal info.
News Flash…The Data Mining Companys Hired By HLS was Hacked…leaving millions at risk of ID theft.
Fight For Your Privacy Rights, The New Technology Embedded On The Licenses (RFID) Is Broadcasting Your Most Private Info To Hackers and All of Your Info Brought in To Florida’s DMV Were Scanned Into a Contracted Government Data Base That Was Hacked Recently!
Real ID/ National ID/Federalized ID, Is a Direct Violation of Your 4th and 10th Amendment Rights, Forced On You By Big Brother Ignoring The Constitution 10th amendment. State of Florida Has Statues Providing Protection Of All Florida Resident Privacy Rights Plus Has In Its Constitution Following The 1oth Amendment and 4th. But Yet Violates Your Rights Forcing All of Florida Citizens to Comply with an Illegal law.
You can Stop Senator Drake The Transpertation Director, By Sending Him A Message  Voting Him Out Of Office if He Continues Blocking
Bill 1223 Jan. 24th.
You Can Vote and Protest This Illegal Drivers License & the Mountain Of Paper Work Being Scanned Into Data Base…
Read the Attached PDF
The REAL ID Act is a law passed by Congress in 2005.
It makes the States change the way they issue ID cards and driver licenses.
It imposes numerous requirements on the States, and more importantly the citizens of those states. Here in Florida, what this means is when you go to renew your driver license or change your name (such as due to divorce, marriage, etc.)  you have to provide a laundry list of documents.
These include but are not limited to certified copies of your birth certificate or passport, your Social Security card, proof of address such as your power/utility bill, your mortgage coupon book, etc.
All of the details have been laid out by the State of Florida on a website called Gather Go Get.
Once you have provided this information, it is then scanned into a database and retained by the state. By Federal law (the REAL ID Act), this information is to be shared with other states.
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Floridians Against REAL ID has been invited to testify about REAL ID



Floridians Against REAL ID has been invited to testify about REAL ID in Florida at the Federal Affairs Subcommittee of the Florida Legislature on Wednesday February 23, 2011.
The hearing will be held in the Knott Building Room 212 and begins at 9:00 AM. If there is sufficient time, public input will be allowed.
If you have been affected by the REAL ID law here, please  consider either attending the hearing or contacting us with your story so it can be sent to the legislators.
The Florida Legislature created this problem in 2008. Now we are asking them to fix the problem, as only they (or a Judge) can do so, read more here….
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This Spy Robot Will Always Find You—Unless You Stop Breathing
He is capable of detecting any sneaky human presence—even through thick concrete walls—by using a ultra-wideband radio frequency sensor array and focusing on biorhythmic patterns—such as breathing.

Mobile banking apps may be vulnerable Testing and results Mobile banking apps may be vulnerable Testing and results

Takeaway: Mobile-banking applications are a nice convenience, but are they secure as they need to be?

If you use your bank’s app, you need to learn what I found out.

Banking apps for mobile devices are increasing in popularity.

Estimates by the financial-services firm TowerGroup suggest there will be 53 million people using mobile-banking apps by 2013.

My bank recently rolled out its own iPhone app.

I downloaded it and was just about to check it out.

Then, paranoia.

What do I know about this app?

So, I started looking into mobile-banking apps.

It did not take long to find out security advocates also have concerns.

Spencer Ante of the Wall Street Journal raises a warning in: “Banks Rush to Fix Security Flaws in Wireless Apps.” Here is the lead paragraph:

“A number of top financial companies and banks such as Wells Fargo & Co., Bank of America Corp., and USAA are rushing out updates to fix security flaws in wireless-banking applications that could allow a computer criminal to obtain sensitive data like usernames, passwords, and financial information.”

The same article mentions viaForensics, a company specializing in securing mobile applications, as the firm discovering the vulnerabilities.

Good for them.

My question is, why is this even happening?

It is not complicated.

Our banking credentials should be considered sacred, period.

On a good note, viaForensic’s web site mentions their researchers are working with the affected financial institutions: “Since Monday (11/01/2010), we have been communicating and coordinating with the financial institutions to eliminate the flaws.“

The blog post goes on to say:

“Since that time, several of the institutions have released new versions and we will post updated findings shortly.“

In the quote, viaForensics mentioned publishing new test results.

That refers to their online service called appWatchdog.

Within days and to their credit, most of the banking firms pushed out updates to remove the vulnerabilities.

The following appWatchdog slide displays the results from testing Wells Fargo’s app for Android phones on November 3, 2010:

Why worry then?

It appears mobile-banking applications are getting fixed.

It also was pointed out that viaForensics found vulnerabilities, not actual attacks. So there is nothing to worry about. Not quite, I talked to experts that disagree.

One researcher in particular voiced the following concerns:

Most mobile devices are so new, security apps are not available.

Keeping member’s banking information secure should be a no-brainer, yet it is not so.

PCs are still a target-rich environment, so criminals are not yet focused on creating mobile-phone malware.

The researcher’s first two concerns rang true.

F-Secure detected 67 strains of smart-phone malware compared to thousands aimed at PCs.

The difference is insignificant, but Mr. Sullivan also mentioned this year’s total was nearly double last year’s. So, stay tuned.

What’s the answer?

For right now, if banking online is a must, using a dedicated PC, LiveCD, or a bootable flash drive are still the best solutions.

Online Banking With Your Ipone or Android (Smart Phones) you may get hacked.

Santa “Sean O” Gets Threatened with a $1000 Fine For Riding His 3 Wheeler With Signs Attached

When Is it that big brother, rather it be congress or a local government like Pinellas County, has the right to Violate your 1st Amendment Rights, by telling you that you can not ride a bike with advertising on it, even though the bike is considered by Florida Dept. of Transportation. a non-motorized vehicle that must obey the same traffic laws as a motorized vehicle does.
So since it is defined as a vehicle, that would mean any vehicle traveling down Pinelas County Roadways or entering /leaving public property is also illegal to display or promote their businesses services and products on them… Santa-Claus-look-alike-threatened-with-fines-for-biking-with-advertising-signs



Holiday gift guide 2012: tablets

Gadget-shoppers: Pick your gadget path carefully


Remember this as you shop for the must-have gadgets of the season:

You’re buying far more than a box of circuit boards when you pick up a smartphone or tablet.

You’re picking a set path through the digital world — and turning back could be painful.

As the tablet and smartphone markets grow more competitive, companies are stepping up the range of content they offer exclusively to customers as a way to stand out in the marketplace.

Apple offers a bevy of quality apps and music through its iTunes Store.

Amazon touts access to its enormous online marketplace.

Google offers seamless integration with its mail and documents system.

But what people often don’t realize is that each 99-cent app or $2 song sinks them deeper into a lasting relationship with the company that sells stuff to run on their gadgets.




Top Gifts For This Holiday Gifts On Touchpads and Tablets

Picking presents for friends and loved ones is never a simple task, and with thousands of options for each category, buying technology can be an especially frustrating experience.

You have to admit — there’s something extra special about receiving tablets. Perhaps it’s their sleek and portable designs, or maybe it’s because they’re best for watching movies and playing games rather than pounding out important memos on a deadline.

Their rep as entertainment devices is already changing, though: we’ve seen slates with pen input and bundled keyboard docks burst onto the market this year, and Windows 8 is only boosting that corporate-friendly image.

Wherever you fall on the work / play spectrum, we’ve got some great slate choices for you.

Hop past the break to dive in.

Apple iPad mini


Following years of rumors, the mini is finally here.

Does it live up to the enormous hype?
Yes — and it manages to surprise in some ways, too, with a unique anodized aluminum backing, impressive battery life and performance that trounces earlier-generation iPads.
The $329 price is a notch higher than the competition, but you get what you pay for. In this case, that’s superior build quality and access to the tablet-friendly App Store.
Nexus 10

The big brother to the Nexus 7 impresses with a stunning 2,560 x 1,600 display, great gaming chops and strong audio quality. The downside is middling battery life: we’re talking about seven and a half hours when the competition delivers 10-plus.

Price: $399 from Google

Acer Iconia Tab A110

Looking for a slate that offers Jelly Bean and a lightweight design on a budget? The 7-inch A110 delivers, and it runs a 1.2GHz Tegra 3 processor, to boot.

Price: $230 on Amazon



Apple iPad 4

The mini may be stealing some of the new 9.7-inch iPad’s thunder, but the smaller slate can’t hold a candle to this device’s super-fast performance — thanks to the A6X chip under the hood – and the stellar 2,048 x 1,536 display.

Like its 7-inch sibling, the fourth-gen iPad has the new Lightning connector, which makes it incompatible with older docks and accessories.

If you have the money to burn, though, this is one worthy step up.

Key specs: 9.7-inch (2,048 x 1,536) IPS display, dual-core A6X processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, weighs 1.44 pounds, rated for up to 10 hours of battery life.

Price: $499 from Apple

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Famous for its S Pen, the Note 10.1 is both a costly sketchpad and a capable Android tablet.

Its plastic design isn’t the most premium, and the price tag should be a good $100 lower, but features like pen input and multi-screen view are nifty and useful.

Money is no object

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT

Redmond’s slate boasts a business-friendly pedigree, with the sold-separately (but mandatory, as far as we’re concerned) Touch Cover providing the productivity chops with a comfortable set of keys. The 10.6-inch slate is also impeccably built, and the cool matte surface feels great in the hand. That said, those who favor apps and entertainment over getting work done on the go will want to stick to the Android or Apple ecosystems, which offer larger content selections.

Key specs: 10.6-inch (1,366 x 768) display, quad-core NVIDIA Tegra T30 processor, 32GB internal memory, 2GB RAM, weighs 1.49 pounds, rated for up to eight hours of battery life. Price: $599 (with Touch Cover) from Microsoft





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