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.
THE founders of the internet were academics who took users’ identities on trust. When only research co-operation was at stake, this was reasonable. But the lack of secure identification is now hampering the development of e-commerce and the provision of public services online. Read More: Digital identity cards: Estonia takes the plunge | The Economist.
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. Read More: First fallout approaches for state’s refusal to comply with Real ID Act – ktar.com.
LEXINGTON, Mass. (CBS Connecticut) – The term “wearable technology” is about to get a little deeper; skin deep. According to CNET, a chip has been developed that is capable of being used as a contraceptive or for other drug administration purposes once placed under the skin. As part of the Bill & Miranda Gates Foundation […]
Germany announced Thursday it is kicking out Washington’s top spy in Berlin, a dramatic response from a key U.S. ally to a yearlong spying dispute over eavesdropping on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone calls that flared anew this week. The immediate trigger for Thursday’s move was the emergence of two new cases of alleged American spying. […]
Mauritius is known to South Africans mainly as a holiday destination, brimming with idyllic beaches, luxurious hotels and stunning scenery. However, there are other, less well-known ties that bind the two countries together. Read More: allAfrica.com: South Africa: Biometric Smart ID Cards – Dumb Idea (Page 1 of 5).
A national organization with a history of battling for religious liberty has joined Oklahoman Kaye Beach in litigation against the state Department of Public Safety’s requirements for mandatory biometrics (a photograph and fingerprints) to secure drivers’ licenses. Read More: News Source No Longer Available — Continue to Endtime ».
You may soon get a call from your doctor if you’ve let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out counter or begin shopping at plus-sized stores. Read More: Hospitals Spy on Your Purchases to Spot Bad Habits – Bloomberg.
George Laurer had no idea his design would reach well beyond retail outlets when he created the black line and number sets known as the modern bar code while working for IBM as an engineer. Read More: Bar code turns 40: Next-generation codes move past grocery stores – Technology & Science – CBC News.
THE founders of the internet were academics who took users’ identities on trust. When only research co-operation was at stake, this was reasonable. But the lack of secure identification is now hampering the development of e-commerce and the provision of public services online. In day-to-day life, from banking to dating, if you don’t know who […]