Archive for ID Cards

06 May 2013

National ID: far-reaching federal interference

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Hillsdalecollegian. com reposts that  if you are following the national ID debate you are probably familiar with both the potential and possible dangers of theproposed introduction of a new national ID. Aaron Sandford thinks that a new government ID program would  be dangerously far-reaching. Every worker in the country would need to have a card. […]

06 May 2013

HID Global expands government solutions portfolio

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Securityinfowatch.com has published an interesting article. HID Global announced that it expanded its portfolio for government solutions when ti comes to full Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) functionality. Their new software solutions allow customers to harvest cardholder data and enroll the information into a variety of physical access control systems. Read […]

06 May 2013

Palm scanners to pay for school lunches

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KRQE.com has provided this interesting article. Technology is being rapidly enrolled in three New Mexico schools where palm scanners are now being used as an identification tool. According to Lysee Mitri, the move represents a new step for the school districts, but at the same time, some of the parents expressed concern with the potential […]

03 May 2013

Now Your iPhone Can Read Fingerprints, Scan Irises and ID Your Face

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Interesting article on wired.com. The next generation of suspect and terrorist identification is about to become far more mobile and accessible all around the globe. AOptix, recipient of a research contract from the Department of Defense, has developed easy to use biometric software and peripheral technology which will allow agents access to real-time tracking of […]

03 May 2013

Pizza boxes help lead Auburn detectives to man accused of identity theft

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I just read this article on syracuse.com that I wanted to share with you. Eric Hall, a transient who was wanted on an outstanding warrant was arrested on March 30, in a hotel room he was hiding out in. When the officer saw all the empty pizza boxes in the room, the authorities were able […]

03 May 2013

Why fake ID is an American rite of passage

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Interesting article on BBC news. Using fake ID is standard practice in the United States for those under the age of twenty one. This is especially common on college campuses. Some states, including West Virginia and New York, are trying new security features on their driver’s licenses to prevent this. As soon as the licenses […]

28 Feb 2013

National ID Card Cons: The Case Against National ID cards

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As we round out another week of debates it is time to look at the national ID card cons and the case against having a national ID card. The primary argument many people make is that they are a false insurance package and more of a surveillance charter than an effective security aid. After all […]

27 Feb 2013

National ID Card Pros And Cons

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I was asked by a very concerned lady about a month ago why an officer stopping her for a traffic violation, wanted the social security number. She said it made her uncomfortable and initially refused to give that information. Fast forward to last week. Same lady reports she was a victim of fraud. Guess what […]