Tag: ID

Can anyone make security cool?

I made my first Internet purchase in 1993, a T-shirt for the nascent music-sharing site IUMA (Internet Underground Music Archive). The founders of IUMA, all from the University of California, Santa Cruz, had thought a lot about their venture, and understood many things about the Internet, the law and risk. First of all, IUMA didn’t […]

Smart ID cards for smart South African citizens

As the former President of South Africa recovers in hospital, having fought for and overseen the breakdown of apartheid in his country, it’s somehow fitting that Mr Mandela was among the first to receive the country’s new identification (ID) smart cards recently. Coinciding with International Nelson Mandela Day, other notable recipients of the smart technology […]

Securing mobile banking for the ‘unbanked’

On this blog we often write about NFC technology, mobile payments and the latest technologies using smartphones and digital security to empower our everyday lives. A lot of the time, these innovations and technological advances relate to more developed regions, whether North America, Europe, the Middle East or Asian countries such as South Korea and […]