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How to Know a Loved One Is Using Drugs and Ways to Help Them

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kiernan Hopkins

I love my family, just as I'm sure you love yours. Then there are the multitude of close friends and other loved ones who are family by choice. We pro...

Why Your Next Phone Will Include Fingerprint, Facial, and Voice Recognition

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 06.01.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

In some ways, it's a marvel that even half of consumers bother to lock their phones. You would think the benefits would be obvious enough: by entering a few numbers, you can achieve a basic level of protection from prying eyes.

The Washington Post Got It Wrong: We Don't Need a National ID Card

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

The Washington Post editorial board jumped into a center of a decades-old debate by declaring their support for a universal national identity card. In reality, implementing an American national identity card would be an expensive logistical and bureaucratic nightmare.

Is High-tech Surveillance in Schools a Security Need or a Money Scam?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.03.2013 | Education
John W. Whitehead

Without strong safeguards for privacy now, it will not be long before these technologies -- sold to us as being for our good and aimed at making our lives safer, easier and more efficient -- will come to dominate every aspect of our lives.

IBM Predicts Biometric Takeover

Posted 01.04.2012 | Science

Passwords have been around since ancient history, but they may become obsolete sooner than you think. According to a recent prediction by IBM Speech C...

Why Eyewitness Memory Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be (Part I)

Sam Sommers | Posted 10.30.2011 | Crime
Sam Sommers

Few moments in a courtroom are as compelling to a jury as seeing a confident witness point out a defendant and say, "that's the man I saw at the crime scene."

How Homeless People Feel About Having ID

Christine Schanes | Posted 06.03.2011 | Impact
Christine Schanes

Homeless people need identification documentation for the same reasons that housed people need ID: to prove who they are, to become eligible for services and for their own self-esteem.

It's Easier to Vote in Colorado Than to Get a Denver Library Card (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 11.15.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

Colorado is among the states that doesn't require a picture I.D. to vote. So I took my apartment utility bill to my voting location in Denver today an...

Without Identification, People Can't get off the Streets

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Replacing a lost ID can be one of the biggest road blocks to getting a homeless person off the streets. One organization in Central Florida, however, helps the less fortunate get over this hurdle.

You Are Not Your Personality

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Personality is usually understood as a set of characteristics or traits that distinguishes one person from another. Personality is information about...

Puerto Ricans, ID Theft Targets: Hispanic Last Names Sought To Hide Illegal Immigrants

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 02.13.2014 | New York

Born in a U.S. territory where he has lived all his life, Jose Marrero Rivera didn't know his name and social security number were racking up thousand...

Video: Jim Wallis Talks About Arizona's New Immigration Bill on CNN

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

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India's census fights caste system with technology

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Someday soon a man in a pressed cotton shirt and tie will arrive in Gayriawas, India. This is an uncommon sight in the rural village with its dry fi...

Passports are Passé

Mark A. Shiffrin and Avi Silberschatz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark A. Shiffrin and Avi Silberschatz

What undermines the security of border crossings is that we have no established means of effectively verifying the identity of individuals. Relying on passports for that purpose is not going to cut it anymore.

Of No Fixed Address: Red Tape

Christopher Devine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Christopher Devine

Overpriced ID cards may not be at the root of homelessness, but they do make for one hell of a stumbling block.

UK Spends Billions On Controversial High-Tech ID Cards, Forgets Card Readers

Crunch Gear | Devin Coldewey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This has to be one of the dumbest things I've heard in a long time. The UK has spent £4.4 billion ($6.6bn US) on a controversial high-tech National I...