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Digital driver’s license - your ID in your smartphone

NomadacNomadac Senior MemberPosts: 902 Senior Member
Digital driver’s license - your ID in your smartphone
https://www.gemalto.com/govt/traffic/digital-driver-license

I guess this will not work on my Flip Phone. I'll stick with my issued D.L.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Why not just tattoo a number on someone's arm? Hmmmmm- - - - - - -I think that's already been tried!
    Jerry
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,846 Senior Member
    So now I gotta pay $80/mo to lug around my D.L.?

    Riiiiiiiiight!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,846 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Why not just tattoo a number on someone's arm? Hmmmmm- - - - - - -I think that's already been tried!
    Jerry

    It worked pretty well - from the perspective of those who promulgated the idea. Its victims, not so much...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,776 Senior Member
    Yeah right

    LEO:
    Sir let me see your DL

    Driver:
    Yes sir it is right here on my phone

    Great deal hey you just turned over your recent life's history for a traffic stop.

    I am surprised all you privacy gurus haven't been all over this idea.
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,846 Senior Member
    Not to mention that like virtually everything else to do with smartfones, this is going to be a PITA to everybody else. Case in point: smartfone based boarding passes at the airport. Even when the passenger has hir smartfone all ready to go, it STILL takes longer than handing over that piece of paper - and the ones who *are* actually ready are in the minority. We still have to wait on the idiots who are not.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,846 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Great deal hey you just turned over your recent life's history for a traffic stop.

    I am surprised all you privacy gurus haven't been all over this idea.

    The smartfone crowd is just too insidious, and they never even think of this - or if they do, their addiction is so strong that they no longer care!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    When self driving cars get weaponized for LE use, they can use gps to track down and vaporize repeatative offenders. :driving:
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    This technology crapola is getting out of hand. It's like it's become a game to those who design stuff. They think they're filming James Bond or Star Wars. They're making stuff higher tech than need be for speed and comfort. If something is high tech to help speed things up or make it easier, good on it, but technology for the sake of technology is getting dumb. In other words, if it ain't broke don't fix it.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,846 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    This technology crapola is getting out of hand. It's like it's become a game to those who design stuff. They think they're filming James Bond or Star Wars. They're making stuff higher tech than need be for speed and comfort. If something is high tech to help speed things up or make it easier, good on it, but technology for the sake of technology is getting dumb. In other words, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

    You're just now figuring this out? Its been out of hand for at least 20 years! Technology for its own sake - I out grew that 40 years ago! But it isn't going to stop anytime soon, "they" have figured out that people will not only pay outrageous prices to obtain this stuff, but they'll do it over and over and over again, and pay monthly fees in the interim because all this crap is "necessary"! But I'm not saying anything new here...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,929 Senior Member
    I saved a link somewhere. It's called Google my activity. Some scary stuff going on there. Google is recording my conversations. If you scroll down the list and hit play on any random one, it will play a snipit of that conversation. I'm sure the whole conversation is stored on some big hard drives somewhere. I will see if I can find the link.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,776 Senior Member
    I saved a link somewhere. It's called Google my activity. Some scary stuff going on there. Google is recording my conversations. If you scroll down the list and hit play on any random one, it will play a snipit of that conversation. I'm sure the whole conversation is stored on some big hard drives somewhere. I will see if I can find the link.

    do you need a google account?
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,929 Senior Member
    I've got one. Not sure if you have to have one or not.
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,929 Senior Member
    https://myactivity.google.com

    On the left click on Activity Controls

    Scroll down until you see Voice and Audio Activity

    Under it click manage activity.

    There you will see random dates with a play button. I went way down the line a couple weeks ago. One of them played 2 sentences I had of a conversation I had with someone at work.

    ETA: I just tried to turn it off and google said they would still monitor it randomly.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,444 Senior Member
    I saved a link somewhere. It's called Google my activity. Some scary stuff going on there. Google is recording my conversations. If you scroll down the list and hit play on any random one, it will play a snipit of that conversation. I'm sure the whole conversation is stored on some big hard drives somewhere. I will see if I can find the link.

    Just contact the NSA. They can give you a full transcript of your calls from WAY back.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,846 Senior Member
    I had no idea about that page - but it doesn't surprise me. But amazingly enough, other than some youtube videos - mostly Hickok45 - that I watched in 2016, there are no records of my "activity" whatsoever. Because I studiously avoid devices, sites, and programs that track such things as much as I possibly can. I had, one way or another, everything on that page except youtube searches/videos already turned off.

    Oh, and I don't have a smartfone - amazing, isn't it?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,929 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »

    Oh, and I don't have a smartfone - amazing, isn't it?

    That is the thing doing most of it. At least the recording part anyway.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,846 Senior Member
    That is the thing doing most of it. At least the recording part anyway.

    :agree::that: The Christians have a saying: "Preaching to the choir."!!!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • NomadacNomadac Senior Member Posts: 902 Senior Member
    tucker Carlson the other night had a person with two Smart Phones both turned off one on Airplane Mode9whatever that is) take a walk, then ride to several locations, one a Church, don't remember the other ones and return to the same starting point. Then they did a search and traced every place he had traveled and even heard some of the conversation he had, scary.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Yeah right

    LEO:
    Sir let me see your DL

    Driver:
    Yes sir it is right here on my phone

    Great deal hey you just turned over your recent life's history for a traffic stop.

    I am surprised all you privacy gurus haven't been all over this idea.


    I talked about this when the insurance companies started promoting the phone app proof of insurance. Just hand your phone to the nice policeman.

    The courts have already decided handing your phone over to police is consent to search.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Why not just tattoo a number on someone's arm? Hmmmmm- - - - - - -I think that's already been tried!
    Jerry
    Number? It would probably be a bar code.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,335 Senior Member
    early wrote: »
    When self driving cars get weaponized for LE use, they can use gps to track down and vaporize repeatative offenders. :driving:

    That would be GM's new DeathStar system. :jester:
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • john9001john9001 Senior Member Posts: 668 Senior Member
    Put a "chip" in everyone, for their own safety of course, then they can be scanned every place they go. Big Brother will protect you comrade.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,846 Senior Member
    Its for the chiiiiiildruuuuun, don't cha know?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • ArmoredmanArmoredman Member Posts: 362 Member
    "Would you like that your chip implanted on the back of your hand, or perhaps your forehead? Free of charge!
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,846 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
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    Where’ my damn bag phone?????

    FIFY.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,846 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    BTW Gemalto is a great company full of very smart people. I’ve been working with them for years on advanced tech deployment. They were largely responsible for the rollout of OnStar in Europe happening a whole year ahead of schedule. :cool2:

    I'm sure it paid off too.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,246 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    You silly people. We have so many biometric tools available that we can tell who you are by smell... :rotflmao:

    Seriuosly this is a silly idea, you were BORN with bar codes, they are called finger prints, retinal scans, DNA, etc. When chips get implanted into humans it will be to enhance their capabilities and senses and it will be consensual.

    But why make it easier to be tracked and controlled?
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,846 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Yes it did, adoption of WiFi in the car in Europe is HUGE!

    I don't know if I'm sad, or glad, that Europeans are just as dumb as Americans.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    On the other hand, the narcissistic tecno-geeks who think the rest of the world gives a damn about who the are or what they're doing probably do bear watching, if only for the comic relief they provide!
    :roll::rotflmao:
    Jerry
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,444 Senior Member
    Still use a flip phone. Does everything I need it to do, like make phone calls and take pictures. Nothing on it that would really be useful to LE or anyone else. And if I want to disable tracking, then I 'have an app for that', too. It's called removing the battery and stuffing the phone in a Faraday Cage leather bag if I'm really paranoid. :tooth:

    I STILL refuse to squint at a tiny screen on a 'smart phone' to do anything internet related. I was forced to do that at the beginning of the computer age, and I'm not regressing, a.k.a. DEVOLVING, back to that ignorance and stupidity, TYVM. If I NEED a computer away from the house, I have a laptop to handle that chore, and with a BIG USABLE screen. A smartphone is too danged big to use as a phone and the screen is too danged small to use as a computer monitor. But if someone is happy with those defects then I'm happy for them! :roll2:
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
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