2011 is shaping up to be a big year for NFC, and it’s possible that the technology could be used in identity applications, says Goode. Though largely touted as a tool to replace payment that use contactless systems, there’s no reason NFC...
Researchers working with the Japanese Ministry of Self-Defense have created what they claim is the worlds first completely spherical flying robot. The robot, which has roughly the same dimensions as a soccer ball...
Homeland Security head, Janet Napolitano, continued her campus tour in a recent stop at NYU Law School where she gave a speech about the state of security as we approach the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Social network turns on new feature to automatically identify people in photos, raising questions about privacy implications of the service
Biometrics—where the photos, fingerprints and iris scans are used to verify a person’s identity—are another possible application for a military smartphone. The military already uses portable biometric collection kits to identify suspected...
Facebook has rolled out its facial recognition technology to countries outside of the US, but has switched the feature on by default without telling its users first.
I discovered requiring license applicants to provide a SSN# or W-2 forms is part of a State's ability to become Real ID certified or materially compliant. This particular benchmark may sound redundant if your State has adopted E-Verify.
As the US plans to increase drone aircraft usage abroad, now law enforcement in the States is getting ready to adopt robotic planes back home for surveillance purposes.
Google said its goal is to add more banks, allowing consumers to potentially register any card they have currently. Other experts say that Google's size and its strength in paid search and advertising provide financial institutions with a much...
The new biometric database, approved last Thursday, is a threat to the privacy and freedom of every Israeli. It is our duty to refuse it
The good ol' days... What have we become?
Editor Note: This reminds me of a 10 year old Disney show called Rolie Polie Olie, where everything you saw was alive and communicating with one another. The main characters were cute robots with antenna sticking out of their heads.
The basic idea behind the Internet of Things is that virtually every object would in some fashion be tagged, whether through RFID or some other method, and you could therefore easily pull up information about anything you're in close proximity with.
The internet shouldn't be "a parallel universe outside laws and morals," he said, adding that now "the internet is an integral part of most people's lives, it would be contradictory to exclude governments".
It’s a fully-fledged war on the internet. It is fought across multiple fronts, as governments respond to the threat posed by their citizens connecting up with one another and with citizens of other states. And it is being fought in the US, the EU...
Besides allowing the IT managers to leverage the cost-effective security platform across a variety of computer product families, the new SoCs also permits netbooks and tablets to exploit NFC technology for payments, virtual currency transactions...
PROTECT IP Act would give the Department of Justice the power to force ISPs and search engines to block access to infringing sites. Bill now moves forward to a full vote by the Senate.
The Customs and Immigration Union wants more intensive screening of travellers, including a biometric face-recognition tool to pinpoint security threats and wanted criminals.
In America, ‘Big Brother’ has a mobile and he’s learnt how to text. The U.S. government now has a system which can send emergency alerts to everyone.
Thought military tracking technology couldn’t get any creepier? Hold onto your tinfoil hats and hide behind the nearest curtain because the next generation of manhunting gear just took another step closer to reality.
"It's about the customer journey. It's quicker than the chip-and-pin transaction," he said.
With integrated near field communication (NFC) technology, a secure processor and biometric capabilities all on one chip, the new SoCs isolate user authentication from the host computing system through a multi-factor, multi-choice authentication...
Though little used in the U.S., Google officials said they expect NFC to roll out on 50 million smartphones in the next few years.
They aren’t looking for terrorists…..they are looking for you.
If Oscar Wilde had been able to see the president of France going on last week about bringing the internet to heel, he might have updated his hunting metaphor to "the clueless in pursuit of the unattainable" perhaps.
Delivery of first-class mail is falling at a staggering rate. Facing insolvency, can the USPS reinvent itself like European services have—or will it implode?
Never before in history have the mechanisms for absolute total global control and oppression been within such close reach. We are seeing the emergence of this 'new society' in which governments are increasingly imperialistic abroad and militaristic..
The box of tricks, around the size of a small shoe box (but will eventually be the size of a matchbox), comes with a GPS sensor, built-in mobile phone, and uses the new 802.11p wireless protocol - one you’ll find in the latest smart phones...
Thanks to privacy concerns and infrastructure issues, iris scanners aren't planned for the U.S., a DHS spokesman told FoxNews.com. Airports and security checkpoints could use the machines, which take an instant picture of the eyeball...
Sarkozy's problem is that, like other political leaders, he doesn't like a medium over which the government does not have final authority. With the Internet's arrival, lofty concepts such as freedom of speech and freedom of thought are actually gaini