In March 2009, British researcher Mark Gasson had a chip injected under the skin of his hand. The chip, a slightly more advanced version of the tags used to track pets, turned Gasson into a walking swipe-card. With a wave of his wrist, he could open security doors at the University of Reading laboratory, where […]
Financial services firm Bank Muscat announced it has introduced a biometric system that is compatible with the national identification card. Read More: Bank Muscat launches biometric system compatible with national ID card | BiometricUpdate.
Global governmental spending on biometric programs and corresponding systems is predominantly driven by the numerous e-passport and national identity card programs underway in various countries and the projects slated to begin in the near future. The US and European nations including the UK, Germany, France and other smaller European nations were the early adopters of […]
The immigration crisis, now subject to election-year political posturing, is inspiring members of the private sector to act where government is failing. Read More: Does DHS have a plan to track children illegally crossing the border? | Human Events.
The Department of Homeland Security has granted Montana an extension to comply with stringent federal driver’s license rules under the REAL ID Act. Read More: Federal REAL ID Deadlines “Like A House Of Cards”? | MTPR.
A column in a Texas newspaper about the state requiring fingerprints for driver’s license renewals sparked discussion about its legality last month. Read More: Texas Is Now Taking a Full Set of Fingerprints for Driver’s Licenses, but Is This Legal? (Plus, the Other States That Do It) | TheBlaze.com.
THE founders of the internet were academics who took users’ identities on trust. When only research co-operation was at stake, this was reasonable. But the lack of secure identification is now hampering the development of e-commerce and the provision of public services online. Read More: Digital identity cards: Estonia takes the plunge | The Economist.
Arizona lawmakers told the federal government in 2008 that the state would not cooperate in the Real ID Act, a post-9/11 law that aimed to make it harder for potential terrorists to get fake IDs. Read More: First fallout approaches for state’s refusal to comply with Real ID Act – ktar.com.
LEXINGTON, Mass. (CBS Connecticut) – The term “wearable technology” is about to get a little deeper; skin deep. According to CNET, a chip has been developed that is capable of being used as a contraceptive or for other drug administration purposes once placed under the skin. As part of the Bill & Miranda Gates Foundation […]
Germany announced Thursday it is kicking out Washington’s top spy in Berlin, a dramatic response from a key U.S. ally to a yearlong spying dispute over eavesdropping on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone calls that flared anew this week. The immediate trigger for Thursday’s move was the emergence of two new cases of alleged American spying. […]