Government spying gone crazy: DHS wants RFID chips in every drivers license


The Alabama Department of Public Safety (ADPS) are issuing new chipped driver’s licenses and IDs under the STAR ID initiative that promises to “improve the integrity and security of state-issued driver licenses and identification cards, which, in turn, will help fight terrorism and reduce fraud.”

STAR ID is the Alabama legislature’s response to the REAL-ID Act of 2005 (RIDA) which keeps the state in compliance with federal mandates while maintaining ‘security [and] authentication” of Alabama residents.   

By December of 2017, Alabama states that all residents must have their STAR ID; having replaced their current ID and driver’s license.

RIDA is tasked with protecting Americans from terrorism by empowering the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal agencies to monitor and profile residents to ensure their authenticity.

Over four distinct phases, the DHS is enforcing state mandatory deadlines for compliance and a courtesy 3 month “warning” period.

The phases of compliance are:

1. Restricted areas for DHS headquarters
2. All federal facilities and nuclear power plants
3. Semi-restricted areas at federal facilities
4. Entry into commercial aircraft

States that have complied with RFID chipped ID cards for residents include:
• Alabama
• California
• District of Columbia
• Florida
• Hawaii
• Illinois
• Kansas
• Maryland
• Nevada
• New Mexico
• North Carolina
• Oregon
• Rhode Island
• Texas
• Virginia
• Wisconsin

The Dept. of Defense (DoD) is using biometrics to fight terrorism, catalogue active duty troops and maintain national security interests. The Biometrics Identity Management Agency (BIMA) utilizes biometrics to “identify the enemy” and verify individuals to ensure secure business and governmental functions.

The US Department of State Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) has more than 90 million people’s photographs data based with the continuous use of the Department of Facial Recognition Software.

The DHS Automated Biometric Identification System tracks an estimated 250,000 biometric communications a day. Over 126 million fingerprints, photographs and biographical information are filed for the US government to use at their discretion.

The National ID card by Oracle would establish “a standard and secure national identifier, we could ensure that any system that chose to use it could effectively share information with other systems that use it.”


3 thoughts on “Government spying gone crazy: DHS wants RFID chips in every drivers license

  1. Farmer,figured there was a cure and if you don’t fly,well,will nuking it a few seconds really kill chip?The chipped bank cards have already been read by identity thieves with some small unit,they just need to get near you for it to work,figure would be the same with these cards,could easily see license having a “accident”.

  2. Screw DHS, this entire government, and don’t do anything they want.

    My first drivers license didn’t even have a photo, and it worked fine. I don’t think I’ll be renewing my drivers’ license anymore.

  3. Hey Jolly Roger, They try and convince you that driving is a privilege. I submit that since we all pay so much in taxes to maintain the roads that driving is a right!! After all , in horse and buggy days didn’t the people require that mode of transport without needing a license??? Driving today is a necessity so you can go to work, pay taxes and support the system! Don’t anyone try and tell me it’s a privilege!!! That’s pure BS!! Your observation is right on my friend. Just don’t get caught.

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