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In June 2000, the OMB Director issued a memorandum (M-00-13, later updated by M-03-22, that prohibited Federal agencies from using certain web-tracking technologies, primarily persistent cookies, due to privacy concerns, unless the agency head approved of these technologies because of a compelling need. That was more than nine years ago. In the ensuing time, cookies have become a staple of most commercial websites with widespread public acceptance of their use. For example, every time you use a "shopping cart" at an online store, or have a website remember customized settings and preferences, cookies are being used.


OMB is considering a three-tiered approach to the use of web tracking technologies on Federal Government websites:


1st - Single-session technologies, which track users over a single session and do not maintain tracking data over multiple sessions or visits;

2nd - Multi-session technologies for use in analytics, which track users over multiple sessions purely to gather data to analyze web traffic statistics; and

3rd - Multi-session technologies for use as persistent identifiers, which track users over multiple visits with the intent of remembering data, settings, or preferences unique to that visitor for purposes beyond what is needed for web analytics.


We expect that there would be more stringent restrictions or review of the technologies within the tiers that might have higher privacy risks.




To share your comments on this approach, you can email them to: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov .



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Guest Freedom RIP

If we let the government monitor where we are 24/7 then where is our freedom? They will try to pass this up as a "security" feature and try to get people scared and paranoid so that they can be tricked into getting it. Of course for the passports we have no choice, this is just the beginning of the SS. Pretty soon they are going to want to implant chips so that they can track our every move, our every thought, our every motion, we will be required to have it so that we can purchase items. People whether you believe it or not this is in the bible this will be the "Mark of the Beast".

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Guest Sucker_for_convenience

There will be no need for implants. Implanted Cell phones will be a convenience option, but you will be free to choose to instead carry your all-in-one, cell-phone/identification-device/credit-debit-device. There will be all kinds of cool styles to choose from and YOU get to choose! But you won't be able to do anything without it.


Maybe the implant is a good idea...


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Is the White House breaking the Privacy Act of 1974 by collecting personal information?


There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.



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I wonder if people even know what is going on here?


Since November 2008, more than 7 million people have applied for criminal background checks in order to buy weapons. And as far as the Obama administration is concerned, buying guns equals "weapons stockpiling," buying ammo equals "hoarding of ammunition," and expressing concern about Congress passing gun control legislation qualifies YOU as part of an "extremist group."



According to the MIAC report, if you oppose any of the following, you could qualify for being profiled as a potential dangerous "militia member":


The United Nations

The New World Order

Gun Control

The violation of the Posse Comitatus Act

The Federal Reserve

The Income Tax

The Ammunition and Accountability Act

A possible Constitutional Convention

The North American Union

Universal Service Program

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)


Illegal Immigration



MIAC Strategic Report (which was confirmed as being legitimate) warned citizens to stay away from traveling through or to Missouri for fears of being identified as being a domestic terrorist. The authenticity of the report was apparently confirmed by Lt. John Hotz, the Assistant Director of the Public Information and Education Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who claimed that the report is derived purely from publicly available trend data on militias. The MIAC Strategic Report was distributed to law enforcement officials all across the state of Missouri. And it wasn't until the state government was FLOODED with protests from patriotic Americans across the country that they finally came out and retracted the MIAC report. As of MARCH 27, 2009 the entire report was scrapped and letters of apology were sent to Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin.


The Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) provides a public safety partnership consisting of local, state and federal agencies, as well as the public sector and private entities that will collect, evaluate, analyze, and disseminate information and intelligence to the agencies tasked with Homeland Security responsibilities in a timely, effective, and secure manner.

The Missouri information Analysis Center is tasked with the collection, collation, analysis and dissemination of information to appropriate agencies and individuals, in an effort to mitigate criminal and terrorist activities and respond to natural and man-made disasters in a way that enhances public safety. Equally important is our mission to safeguard the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of any individual. Toward that end, the MIAC administers the Missouri Statewide Police Intelligence Network (MoSPIN) and facilitates the flow of information through a network of in-house analysts. Although MIAC administers MoSPIN, it is important to note that MIAC and MoSPIN are not one in the same. They are complimentary programs designed to individually assist other agencies in the public safety effort. The end result is enhancement of the public safety effort and the safeguarding of individual privacy, civil liberties, and civil rights.



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