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 biometric technology […]
Your Louisiana Drivers License could soon become a National Identification Card if House Bill 907 is passed in the full Senate between now and session’s end. After watching the Senate Transportation Committee pass this bill, it was obvious there were facts missing or overlooked. That is when I received the CATO Institute’s Weekly Dispatch with […]
A bill that would effectively end one of the National Security Agency’s most controversial spy programs is finally getting its day in congressional court. The House Judiciary Committee will hold a markup of an amended version of the USA Freedom Act on Wednesday, a surprising and sudden move that would essentially nullify the government’s […]
Federal authorities say the proposed design for a California driver’s license for immigrants in the country illegally doesn’t meet national security standards. Read More: Feds Say California Immigrant License Needs Tweaks – ABC News.
Languages are incredible things. For example, there are 50 ways to describe “snow” in Eskimo. The presence or absence of one tiny accent on a word in Spanish (“carne” versus “carné”) can mean the difference between “meat” and “identification card.” Read More: The Word Police: What You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You […]
Thursday is the day D.C. starts issuing new driver’s licenses and ID cards that comply with the federal REAL ID Act. Read More: D.C. begins issuing REAL ID driver’s licenses – WTOP.com.
In various places all over the world, there are individuals who open doors, start cars, and control their computers with a mere gesture of their hands or arms. They are among the first wave of people who have voluntarily allowed a miniature computer chip to be placed inside of their bodies. Most are part […]
Technologies designed specifically to track and monitor human beings have been in development for at least two decades. Read More: The Mark: Scientist Claims Human Microchip Implants Will Become “Not Optional”.
From 2008 to 2010, as Edward Snowden has revealed, the National Security Agency NSA collaborated with the British Government Communications Headquarters to intercept the webcam footage of over 1.8 million Yahoo users. Read More: Biometric Surveillance Means Someone Is Always Watching.
The software is already used for military surveillance, by police to identify suspects – and on Facebook. Now the US government is in the process of building the world’s largest cache of face-recognition data, with the goal of identifying every person in the country Read More: Face-recognition software: Is this the end of anonymity for […]