Who wants ID cards? | Blogs | Blogs, Podcasts and Video | Opinion ...
You'll forgive me for being puzzled, as we are living in a country where: * we have an unelected prime minister * we have a national police DNA database that is kept even if you are released with no charge * the labour govt has ..... Apart from pros and cons of ID card system, i would like to mention one technical issue about this. Database for ID card system will hold personal information and "Bio-metric" information. Now the question is why would government want to [more...]
Date: 2008-09-25 11:35:00
Infosecurity Adviser says there are greater intrusions to fear ...
In his online blog, Barwise notes that a sample of 30 ordinary UK citizens were assembled back in January to debate the pros and cons of the national DNA database. "This has been a highly charged subject for years, not least due to the progressive extension of the scope of the database, culminating in recent proposals to include young children who might offend in the future - or indeed everyone in the country," he said, adding that the issue arouses strong emotions. The proposed telecommunications database, however, he adds, would disclose your circle of business and social contacts, as well [more...]
Date: 2008-08-04 15:24:00
Iain Dale's Diary: Out of Touch, Soon Out of Office
I, a law abiding citizen all my life, feel threatened by your cameras, by your finger printing, your national DNA database and your ID Cards. I feel distrusted, a suspect, when I've done nothing wrong. How can I trust a government that so distrusts innocent people like me that it views me, and my family, even little children, as suspects requiring finger printing? The people of UK are just 1% of the world's population. Why do you have 20% of the world's surveillance watching us? What is your government so frightened of? It seems to me that there are elements of paranoia behind the [more...]
Date: 2008-08-12 20:44:00
e-Security and National Parliaments: Digitised Citizens and ...
Evidence for this claim includes details of records currently held on databases such as the National DNA database, which currently includes about 6 millions sets of fingerprints and the DNA of 3.45 million individuals (5.2% of the population). Other databases operated by the Police include Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and the Violent Offender and Sex Offender Register (ViSOR); a Facial Images National Database (FIND) is also proposed, and all of the above will be accessible via the Police National Computer. Function creep, through which data collected for one purpose is used for [more...]
Date: 2009-05-06 14:05:50
Should we all be on a DNA database? - Consumer
For The One Show, Anita Rani (pictured, right, during filming at the Science Museum in London) has been investigating the arguments for and against a national DNA database. Anita spoke to a cold case forensic scientist for whom DNA evidence has proved vital in the past and the father of murdered teenager Sally Anne Bowman, whose killer was found using DNA evidence. Providing an opposing voice was Shami Chakrabarti, director of human rights organisation Liberty. She has said that a DNA database for every man, woman and child in the country was "a chilling proposal, ripe for indignity, error [more...]
Date: 2008-11-11 16:00:28
Bellies and Babies: What About Afterward?
There are pros and cons on each side of the fence and has to be a subject/decision that families are confident in BEFORE it is performed. If, for any reason, there is dissension over circumcision, it is best to NOT have it done until all parties are in agreement. Culturally and religiously, there are arguments in favor of the procedure. As a routine surgery, the AAP discourages it.Complications can arise, and do in about 3% of all circumcisions, and include: rash or irritation, poor cosmetic appearance, bleeding (hemorrhage) and/or infection, and complications due to faulty surgical technique [more...]
Date: 2009-11-24 18:06:00
$2.27 Million Awarded to Study Environmental Effects on Gene Copy ...
Bloomington, IN (scicasts) - The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded $2.27 million to Indiana University researcher Joseph Shaw for a five-year study of how the environment alters genetic information through mutation and natural selection. The project reflects a changing approach to environmental science, which is increasingly incorporating advances in molecular toxicology, computational sciences and information technology to learn how environmental factors produce genetic changes that influence health risks. The grant comes from the NIEHS Outstanding New [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 18:55:34
Give Us Your DNA!
I finally managed to watch Monday's BBC Panorama this afternoon regarding the DNA debates and the pros and cons of having a national DNA database. I was extremely pleased to hear of the success of the two murder cases which because of DNA matches the murderer was caught. In 1995 18-year-old Louise Smith, went missing after visiting a nightclub with friends. Seven weeks later her body was found hidden in a local quarry. She had been raped and murdered. The police found the murderer's DNA at the scene. They then took samples of DNA from thousands of local men to find a DNA match, and the [more...]
Date: 2007-09-26 17:41:00
Blog Carnival – DNA in turmoil in Australia - Human Rights in Ireland
But what is clear is that the nation’s justice institutions have become newly wary. The government of New South Wales, one of the first to join Australia’s national DNA database, stopped receiving DNA from some jurisdictions because of concerns (fueled partly by the Leskie case) about the databasing of victims’ DNA. Victoria Police responded to its most recent debacle by taking the stunning (and somewhat baffling) step of suspending all DNA testimony for a few months, reportedly to refine statistical protocols. Although such testimony has since resumed, prosecutions based solely on [more...]
Date: 2010-05-04 13:29:47
Can we get the cervical cancer vaccine twice? | The Word Is Hope
The vaccine does not prevent all HPV types that cause cervical cancer. The vaccine does not prevent all genital HPV types. The vaccine does have some pros and cons…read up on these side effects so that you can answer the question is the vaccine right for [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 03:19:08
Beat The Chip: BTC DIGEST: Pros & Cons of Real ID, Citizenship ...
BeatTheChip.org is devoted to preserving US citizens from the progress of Real ID [more...]
Date: 2009-01-11 22:43:00
Bennett Greenspan: discovering Jewish history through the lens of DNA testing The Dallas Jewish Historical Society will present another offering of its “Harold A. Pollman Lecture Series,” with acclaimed speaker and DNA expert, Bennett Greenspan. The program will accompany the Dallas Jewish Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and board installation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 in the Zale Auditorium of the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. Bennett Greenspan will discuss researching Jewish history through the lens of DNA [more...]
Date: 2010-05-20 08:07:18
ConservativeHome: Monday 25th February 2008
11.30pm ToryDiary: ComRes gives Tories 11% lead 6pm CentreRight updates: Cameron Watt on a new play starring ex-cons Conor Burns in praise of Clare Short Harry Phibbs in defence of Chelsea tractors Jill Kirby has a problem with "divorce by email" Peter Franklin is depressed by BBC presenters 5.30pm ToryDiary: Portillo programme on Thatcher 4.30pm PlayPolitical: Hillary Clinton mocks Obama's rhetoric and is compared to an obsessive student running for school president 12.30pm ToryDiary: 51% agree that Brown is a ditherer 10.15am Local government: Westminster Council works with supermarkets to [more...]
Date: 2008-02-25 07:50:34