Busted: Bankers and The Global Economy

January 11, 2008

The Joy of Electronic Passports

Filed under: government, money, passport, security — Tags: , , , , , , , , — digitaleconomy @ 12:00 am

passportchip.jpgThe U.S. passport is almost ready to join the digital age. After more than three years of research, discussion and the typical indecision expected, the State Department has finalized most of the technical and logistical details of new, supposedly tamper-proof passports embedded with a smart-card chip. This “contactless smart chip and antenna” is flexible enough to embed in the cover of a standard passport booklet. These electronic issue passports have supposedly been available through the U.S. Passport Website, but have not yet entered the mainstream just yet.

Proponents of the new passport say (more…)

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