A growing number of schools are using special tracking chips embedded in student ID cards or biometric scanners to track students, and the new technology is making many lawmakers nervous about its privacy implications. Read More: Growing unease among parents, lawmakers over biometric student tracking systems – EAGnews.org.
Wearables. A growing trend with very soon to have their “moment in the sun” but I am firm believer that wearable technology is simply a transition technology. Technology must and will soon move from existing outside our bodies to residing inside us. That is the future of wearables, the next big frontier. Read More: Top […]
Acuity Market Intelligence has released a new report titled “The Global National eID Industry Report: 2014 Edition”, projecting a favorable future for chip-based electronic identity cards over the next five years. According to Acuity, by 2018 half of the world’s population will have chip based national eID cards. Read More: In Five Years Half The […]
Passed in 2005, the Real ID Act has been delayed for years. The federal government is finally enforcing the law this year. Read More: Real ID finally being enforced, Arizona says no – White Mountain Independent: Apache County.
Four out of five purchases in Sweden are paid electronically or by debit card and with the development of cheaper technology the trend is moving towards a fully cash free society, according to a new report. “Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia leads the world in terms of cashless trading,” said Bengt Nilervall at […]
According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google. Read More: Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google | TechCrunch.
A proposed national ID system pending approval in the House of Representatives will threaten the privacy of ordinary citizens, a party-list lawmaker warned on Wednesday. Read More: National ID system described as threat to privacy | Inquirer News.
The Department of Homeland Security has spelled out its intentions to proactively monitor civilian agency networks for signs of threats, after agencies arguably dropped the ball this spring in detecting federal websites potentially harboring the Heartbleed superbug. Read More: DHS No Longer Needs Permission Slips to Monitor Other Agencies’ Networks for Vulnerabilities – Nextgov.com.
It’s white. It’s square. And at 1-by-1 inch in diameter, it is the perfect accoutrement to any entrepreneur’s smartphone. Read More: For Gun Shop Owners, It’s No Longer Hip to Be ‘Square’.
“Papers, please?” That’s a question you might hear from authorities trying to verify who you are if you lived in an authoritarian police state. It’s not likely that Americans will be asked to prove who they are anytime soon because, after all, we’ve got a Constitution, and it protects us against unjustified invasions of our […]