Thursday, December 23, 2004

Paris in the Spring -- With A High Tech Passport

The US starts issuing biometric passports next spring. They'll feature personal identifying data and a microchip embedded in the cover. It'll take nearly 10 years to convert the nearly 60 million passports already in use to the new standard. The main effect of the change will be to prevent the tin foil hat crowd from leaving the country. (IHT)

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