Archive for July, 2012

23 Jul 2012

New lab working on security shoe sole to ID people

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A joint venture between Carnegie Mellon University and the Canadian company Autonomous ID is working on a shoe insole that identifies the wearer in high-security areas. The insole would act as clearance and be able to detect an unauthorized entrant immediately. Although the technology faces moral and privacy issues, it would still show a remarkable […]

23 Jul 2012

Study: Minorities more likely to be disenfranchised by Voter ID laws

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New laws requiring voters to show photo ID are said to help prevent voter frauds, but opponents claim they will also pose undue hardships for many minority voters. Minorities and the poor, they claims, are likely to have more difficulty obtaining photo identification than other voters, and these laws erect an unfair obstacle to their […]

20 Jul 2012

Five Ingredients For Virtual Success

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There are identifiable practices businesses can implement to successfully utilize and manage virtual workers and telecommuting. Successful virtual teams trust each other to get the job done. They have created clear and effective communication, decision making and problem solving processes. Good virtual teams are self-motivated, understand their roles in their company, and are superb collaborators. […]

20 Jul 2012

When The Talent That Works for You Has Their Own Side Projects…

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An article aimed at the human resources side of business discusses the pitfalls of having rules about allowing or disallowing side business projects by employees. This writing uses the example of some high end talent at Digg that did just that, angered the board by conducting this independent business, was forbidden from doing so again […]

20 Jul 2012

HOW TO: Tell If Your Company Needs Leadership Training

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Leadership plays a vital role in companies, their business goals, and overall growth. There are some common indicators that might tell you that you’re in need of leadership training. If you’re hearing comments from employees about their management, you might want to think about why those comments are being made in the first place. Specifically, […]

19 Jul 2012

Government, Healthcare & Citizen ID Market Worth in Excess of $86 Billion

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It has been a good year for ID card creators. Contact-less cards are being the new must have for anything requiring identification. NXP, being one of the most heavy producers, has a foothold with a 48% share over last year. There is a lot of money to be made in ID cards, an estimated $86 […]

19 Jul 2012

Iris Imaging is In for Federal ID Cards

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has requested comments on a new draft of its Biometric Specifications for Personal Identity Verification (Special Publication 800-76-2). The publication’s current draft adds iris and face identification methods as alternatives to fingerprint scans. The draft also deprecates the use of swipe scanners for fingerprint-based identification. Read the […]

18 Jul 2012

Criticism Voiced for College Deals Enticing Student ID Debit Card Use

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In the next decade, Arizona State University could collect millions of dollars thanks to its contract with a bank offering student IDs that are also debit cards. Many other colleges and university have similar plans to help bing money to their institutions. However, US Public Interest Research Group has questioned the practice, accusing schools of […]