Biometric registration continues to grow in global popularity. Recently it has been announced that The Kenyan government is rolling out a new national ID initiative that aims to register all citizens in the country via their biographical details and biometric measurements. Read More: Kenyan Government Biometrically Registering All Citizens | findBIOMETRICS.
Like some sort of zombie from a 1950s B-movie, the REAL ID Act shambles forward, awaiting the day when some national emergency can bring it back to life. Read More: The Zombie National ID | Cato @ Liberty.
President Museveni told on Sunday how the lack of a national ID system helped him and his boyhood peers to escape arrest and vote several times. Read More: allAfrica.com: Uganda: How Lack of National ID Saved Activist Museveni (Page 1 of 2).
People have turned to fortune tellers for millennia, but this palm reader is the first I can say with certainty that really does give you a glimpse of the future. Quixter is a palm reader that allows you to pay for things without your wallet simply by placing your hand on a scanner. Read More: […]
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The police know exactly where my car has been — and when — during the past few months. Read More: Who’s watching me? Police took photos of my license plates « Watchdog.org.
Ohio Homeland Security officials are asking smartphone users to “see something, send something” with the release of an app to forward reports and photos of suspicious activity. Read More: Homeland Security app: ‘See something, send something’ – Tea Party.
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2014 — When the Social Security Act was first passed in 1935, a major objection was that the Social Security card would become a national ID card. For decades, the Social Security card issued to every American had emblazoned on it the words, “not for identification purposes.” Read More: Social Security cards […]
On Wednesday at the Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Texas, former President Bill Clinton mentioned the possibility of turning Social Security cards into photo IDs as a way of counteracting voter suppression. It sparked immediate reaction from the left and the right — it’s the thread of an idea that has provoked controversy many times […]
We’ve all been warned not to use the same password for email, Facebook, and Amazon. But that is exactly what every American does when it comes to our financial lives. We rely on the same nine-digit password for everything from loans to taxes: Social Security numbers. Read More: Is the end of Social Security numbers […]
So far, there have been a few things holding back the wide implementation of skin-thin e-tattoos: It’s hard to power them, it’s hard to store data, and they’re expensive to make, as nanomaterials don’t come cheap. So a team of researchers just said to hell with it and made one that uses off-the-shelf, mass produced chips […]