Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Real ID Passes Senate

Privacy advocates' efforts to stop legislation that would create a federally-approved electronic ID card failed today. A military spending bill which contained the so-called Real ID Act driver's license reform passed unanimously in the U.S. Senate.

Hey, great! Just what we need. Bundle up some war-fighting cash with some privacy abolishment and toss in a ever growing threat of identity theft and you're set. The ball has officially been dropped.

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