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Tue, 22 Feb 2005

Stopping Identity Theft

This morning's Long View on Radio 4 was about the legal case that caused the withdrawal of ID cards in the UK in the 50s. What annoyed me about it were the two people on the program avowing that the new ID cards would put an end to identity theft. Given the long history of any means of identity verification being circumvented it's amazing that people still say these things. Sure, it'll almost certainly make it a lot harder but impossible? Hah! And as has been pointed out by various other people one card to rule them all makes it all the more worthwhile to fake.

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