Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they are blocks away or on another continent. The technology works by exploiting an essential fact of all cellular networks: They must keep detailed, up-to-the-minute records on the locations of […]
Arizona lawmakers told the federal government in 2008 that the state would not cooperate in the Real ID Act, a post-9/11 law that aimed to make it harder for potential terrorists to get fake IDs.The first fallout from the decision could begin to be felt in Arizona this week.That’s when residents of states that have […]
Low-power wearables may soon bid adieu to batteries and start drawing energy generated by body heat and movement, and ambient energy from the environment. Consumer electronics devices are getting smaller but conventional batteries are not, and it’s important to start implementing new energy harvesting techniques to keep devices powered for long periods of time, […]
Google will soon have an unprecedented ability to spy on you from space. Theoretically, at least. How? Read More: Google’s Satellites Could Soon See Your Face from Space | Motherboard.
In March 2009, British researcher Mark Gasson had a chip injected under the skin of his hand. The chip, a slightly more advanced version of the tags used to track pets, turned Gasson into a walking swipe-card. With a wave of his wrist, he could open security doors at the University of Reading laboratory, where […]
Financial services firm Bank Muscat announced it has introduced a biometric system that is compatible with the national identification card. Read More: Bank Muscat launches biometric system compatible with national ID card | BiometricUpdate.
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 […]
The immigration crisis, now subject to election-year political posturing, is inspiring members of the private sector to act where government is failing. Read More: Does DHS have a plan to track children illegally crossing the border? | Human Events.
The Department of Homeland Security has granted Montana an extension to comply with stringent federal driver’s license rules under the REAL ID Act. Read More: Federal REAL ID Deadlines “Like A House Of Cards”? | MTPR.
A column in a Texas newspaper about the state requiring fingerprints for driver’s license renewals sparked discussion about its legality last month. Read More: Texas Is Now Taking a Full Set of Fingerprints for Driver’s Licenses, but Is This Legal? (Plus, the Other States That Do It) | TheBlaze.com.