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High-tech IDs planned for U.S. government workers

posted by:Jennifer Manning // 01:38 PM // April 16, 2005 // Surveillance and social sorting

By Stephen Manning, Associated Press
As part of the Bush administration's effort to tighten security at U.S. federal facilities, millions of federal employees and contractors will later this year start receiving ID badges with chips storing information such as digital fingerprints.

The "smart card" IDs will have security features designed to keep outsiders from breaking into federal buildings or computer systems.

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In addition to the close surveillance that government employees will be subject to, we may expect some odd incidents similar to the one Adam Shostack described earlier on his blog http://www.emergentchaos.com/archives/001136.html

Posted by: Mohamed Layouni at April 18, 2005 11:12 AM

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