Thousands of technology enthusiasts use it as the ultimate app, enabling them to lock and unlock their homes, cars, computers and mobile phones with a simple wave of a hand. But there’s a catch: they must have a microchip inserted into their bodies. Read More: Human microchipping: I’ve got you under my skin.
The rapid rollout of biometric ID systems holds some promise. Hundreds of millions of people lack formal identification, and that’s an obstacle to participating in society. Without ID, it’s hard to vote, register land or get a bank account, let alone a loan. States, meanwhile, have a hard time collecting the taxes of undocumented citizens. […]
Three years after the event at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds and five years after the project was launched in 2009, only 400 IDs have been made. Meanwhile, the initial bill of Shs185 billion has already climbed with over Shs240 billion spent so far. Read More: At last, a National ID?.
Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers’ homes, touting the technology’s energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora’s box of privacy concerns. Read More: Is your home’s energy meter spying on you? | Fox News.
Biometric technology has embedded itself into the security protocols of both public- and private-sector organizations worldwide. But while the efficiency benefits gained from using fingerprint and iris scans can be useful, lawmakers are starting to look at restricting the technology’s use in U.S. K-12 schools. Read More: State Legislatures Grappling with Biometrics Use in Schools.
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.