Mauritius is known to South Africans mainly as a holiday destination, brimming with idyllic beaches, luxurious hotels and stunning scenery. However, there are other, less well-known ties that bind the two countries together. Read More: allAfrica.com: South Africa: Biometric Smart ID Cards – Dumb Idea (Page 1 of 5).
A national organization with a history of battling for religious liberty has joined Oklahoman Kaye Beach in litigation against the state Department of Public Safety’s requirements for mandatory biometrics (a photograph and fingerprints) to secure drivers’ licenses. Read More: News Source No Longer Available — Continue to Endtime ».
You may soon get a call from your doctor if you’ve let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out counter or begin shopping at plus-sized stores. Read More: Hospitals Spy on Your Purchases to Spot Bad Habits – Bloomberg.
George Laurer had no idea his design would reach well beyond retail outlets when he created the black line and number sets known as the modern bar code while working for IBM as an engineer. Read More: Bar code turns 40: Next-generation codes move past grocery stores – Technology & Science – CBC News.
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. In day-to-day life, from banking to dating, if you don’t know who […]
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police cannot go snooping through people’s cell phones without a warrant, in a unanimous decision that amounts to a major statement in favor of privacy rights. Read More: Supreme Court bans warrantless cell phone searches – Washington Times.
Worries that Louisiana residents could one day need a passport to board domestic airline flights persuaded lawmakers Thursday to repeal a six-year-old law. The state law kept Louisiana from issuing driver’s licenses that comply with security mandates required under the federal REAL ID law. With an 85-2 vote and no debate, the House gave final […]
How well can you predict your next mood swing? How well can anyone? It’s an existential dilemma for many of us but for the military, the ability to treat anxiety, depression, memory loss and the symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder has become one of the most important battles of the post-war period. Now the […]
Last week, Michelle Obama made headlines when she exhorted graduating high schoolers in a commencement address to monitor their families for politically incorrect thoughts and behaviors. To one journalist, this was more than an off-hand comment made by the first lady. In the opinion of Cheryl Chumley, a reporter for The Washington Times and […]
The federal government is piecing together a sweeping national “biosurveillance” system that will give bureaucrats near real-time access to Americans’ private medical information in the name of national security, according to Twila Brase, a public health nurse and co-founder of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom. The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office […]