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Can 3D-Printed Fingers Help Police Solve A Murder?
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User Rank: Strategist
7/30/2016 | 9:44:24 PM
Re: Scary and wonderful

> "I fear corruption could certainly cause serious problems in a future where 3D printed IDs are used in nefarious ways."

Official abuse of power is as certain as user stupidity.

Snowden revealed that the NSA was recording the location of everyone in the USA to within 3 feet, 24/7, as well as photographing all mail anyone sends, recording every phone call made by millions of people, and even monitoring what kind of p0rn people look at.

 Because the NSA's spy HQ was on the UM campus and I had done some grad work in natural language recognition there, I was interviewed for a job improving the ontological aspect of computer-reading every single email sent in the united states to see if there was anything "interesting" to the government.

It seems that the "better safe than sorry" policy was overwhelming the human spies that those emails were forwarded to.*

...But of course, it would only be used to Fight Terrorism.

Then we found out that the DEA got NSA to listen to and give the locations of drug dealers.

...and you can bet they wouldn't turn down an FBI request to solve a kidnapping.

Or a murder.

Or a bank robbery.

. . .

Or an ATM robbery

Or speeding drivers

Or kids skipping school


But that's okay; no one would object to it unless they have something to hide.


*I didn't get the job because my DOJ security clearance had expired (I consulted there briefly at a non-enforcment division). The interviewer spilled too much info because my interview was held at the end of the day in a resturant, which turned into drinking at the bar into the night. The (single) guy was drunk and bragging and interested in acquiring some, uhh... "inside" information.

He would have if he had just asked me instead of being a pompous, arrogant jerk. ...You know, I wonder if that's the real reason I didn't get the job. He already knew my clearence was inactive.

Damn. And he probably thought I knew that was the price for being hired.

User Rank: Ninja
7/29/2016 | 5:04:48 PM
Scary and wonderful
Have they opened that phone yet? I am hopeful for the victim's family. I want them to have closure, and for justice to be served. I don't think we'll have an answer on the privacy issues anytime soon. I fear corruption could certainly cause serious problems in a future where 3D printed IDs are used in nefaious ways.

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