Every once in a while an issue surfaces that defies a nice neat and simple clear cut position. When the U.S. Congress set a deadline of Oct. 26, 2004 for upgrading passports and visas to include biometrics, most observers paid little attention. Surely, the idea that a behemoth of all data bases, that list and track individuals, smells sour from the get go. Experience proves all too well, that when a government, any government secures the effective method of advanced people control, the process will be unavoidable abuse.
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