Tag: Identification

Why 1984 didn’t happen

1984 – published on June 8 1949 – painted a bleak picture of a world where every move was electronically monitored. But e-ID has shown that managing citizen identification is possible without infringing upon civil liberties.

Trust in mobile messaging

Thanks to smarter devices and wider availability of connectivity, whether through WiFi services or 4G/LTE, we are communicating more than ever before especially through mobile phones  We send ten billion messages per day on Facebook, and recently acquired popular messaging platform WhatsApp processed 27 billion messages in a period of 24 hours last year. However, […]

A smarter US social security card

The United States social security card dates back to 1936 and it hasn’t changed much since then. A small piece of paper the size of a ticket stub holds one’s social security number that is an American’s life line for identity verification, employment eligibility, and citizenry. The paper card is not quite up to date […]

Footstep Identification: Can you Walk the Walk?

In 1991, Phil Collins told us: ‘The only thing about me is the way I walk’. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOyF4hR5GoE It seems he was one step ahead of the game. It’s taken 20 years for the security industry to catch up with Phil and his Genesis bandmates, but an article published this week by the New Scientist claims […]