The Chaos Computer Club, an organized group of hackers, went on the WDR TV channel recently and publicly hacked Germany’s brand-new 24 million euro smartcard.
ID News Archive for September, 2010
City vehicles in Nairobi, Kenya had been using fuel inefficiently, with drivers lacking an organized system of fund distribution to pay for gas.
In sub-Saharan Africa, individuals living in rural areas have few ways to access banks. Currently, less than 10 percent of people in the region have bank or savings accounts.
A plan is in its early stages in Egypt to provide subsidized food to impoverished citizens through a smartcard system that could eventually lower food prices.
In malls throughout Japan, billboards are being installed that use biometrics to determine what demographic a viewer fits within, and show an appropriate advertisement.
The Uzbek government has announced a plan to install new biometric devices to help with the process of creating passports.
National Express Dundee, the National Entitlement Card and smartcard vendor are combining to create the first-ever smartcard system for buses in Scotland.
Leon, Mexico, a city with more than 1 million citizens, is being equipped with iris scanners to provide an increased level of biometric security in public and private areas.
Public transit systems around the world are increasingly adopting smartcard systems, as they allow passengers to avoid the hassle of paying regularly for tickets with cash or credit, while also increasing the security of purchases by providing a contactless, pre-paid plastic card to use when paying fares.
A number of banks in India are considering the adoption of a smartcard system for transactions.