Digital Passports Land in U.S.

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American travelers have begun receiving a new RFID-equipped electronic passport in mid-August, according to an announcement from the U.S. Department of State. Right now, the only people receiving the new passports, which are embedded with...

RFID Chips in New US Passports Starting Next Year

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All U.S. passports will be implanted with remotely readable computer chips starting in October 2006, the Bush administration has announced. Sweeping new State Department regulations issued Tuesday say that passports issued after...

US pushes forward with biometric visas and passports

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Biometric technology that scans faces, fingerprints or other physical characteristics to confirm people's identities is about to get its biggest, most public test: at US border checkpoints. Yet significant questions loom about whether the US...

Passports and Visas

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Microsoft hopes to extend its Passport online identification system into authorizing credit card payments. The software giant will strike a partnership Tuesday with security-software maker Arcot Systems, which builds online payment systems...

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