Sunday, October 4, 2009

Register your cell Phone

Last Spring, the Mexican government passed a law requiring everyone to register their cell phones. If not done on time, phones will be blocked.

All they ask for is full name and date of birth. Well, for citizens, that's all that's needed because adults are identified that way in the database of registered voters which requires about the same proof of identity as getting a passport. My name and date of birth is supposed to be in the National Registry of Foreigners, so they ought to be able to keep track of me. Why they passed the law, I don't know, I'll have to ask around or do a little Googling.

So, you think the NSA and CIA are intrusive?

The prying into citizens lives aside, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a national voter registration jn the US. Privacy is dead anyhow. The way they do it in Mexico is to send trucks to every neighborhood. No one has to walk more than about 100 ft. to register. Provisions are even made so the handicapped don't have to walk. Would reduce vote fraud.

1 comment:

  1. I learned about the cell phone registration back in June. We gave my eldest daughter a cell phone for her 6th grade graduation. We couldn't figure out why she couldn't make calls or send messages. I ended up calling Movistar and they explained that it would be blocked until it was registered with our CURP.