Mercer Island, Washington is contemplating on signing an interlocal agreement with King County to install fingerprint identification systems in police cars that are designed to improve efficiency, according to a report by Mercer Island Reporter. Provided by the County, the new $1,150 mobile ID devices are designed to help police officers identify suspects in […]
The Sutton Family has gone from cash to plastic. They’re just one of a growing number of families using less cash for everyday spending. Read More: Why more American families are going cashless.
A last-minute effort by Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., to defeat what he called “one of the most egregious sections of law I’ve encountered during my time as a representative” has failed in Congress. Read More: Move to protect privacy fails in Congress.
By day there were tech entrepreneurs, students, web designers and IT consultants – but that night they were going to be transformed into cyborgs. Read More: BBC News – The rise of the Swedish cyborgs.
In Jordan, you can walk up to a bank teller and get your eyes scanned in lieu of using a bankcard. In Japan, ATMs authenticate your identity using the vein patterns in your finger. Digital evolution is upon us and financial companies are racing to become the first in the world to integrate biometrics […]
The school district has moved to a biometric identification program, saying students will no longer have to use an ID card to buy lunch. Read More: Nebraska school district scans student fingerprints for lunch program – EAGnews.org.
The tiny, tech-savvy country of Estonia is issuing digital ID cards to anybody who wants one. It could signal a future of borderless banking, reduced bureaucracy and even reimagined citizenship for a digital age. Read More: The ‘Estonian Express Card’ offers a glimpse of the future of digital citizenship | Public Radio International.
Edward Lucas has a habit of popping up at pivotal moments in European history. In March 1990, shortly after Lithuania declared independence from the Soviet Union, the Economist editor caught a flight to Vilnius and received the first Lithuanian visa: number 0001, a stamp-sized chink in the Iron Curtain that got him arrested and […]
“I am bleeding just a little bit,” said Raymond McCauley. “Might I ask for a little assistance?” McCauley, chair of Singularity University’s biotechnology and bioinformatics track and a biohacker, had just implanted a microchip in his hand. Read More: Summit Europe: Chip Implants Easy as Piercings | Singularity HUB.
Massachusetts drivers may soon need to enter another reminder in their datebooks after Gov. Deval Patrick filed legislation Wednesday that would change the current practice of having licenses expire on a driver’s birthday. Read More: ‘Real ID’ prompts push for driver’s license change – News – The Wellesley Townsman – Wellesley, MA.