RFID Passports & the Need for Values in Design

Prof. Ed Felten has an excellent post on the RFID-enabled passports debate, criticising the decision to use RFID (contactless) technology rather than a more secure contact technology, such as smart card standards.His closing statements struck me:It seems that the decision…

No Encryption for E-Passports

Serious privacy concerns have emerged from the government's decision not to include encryption in the next generation of electronic passports. Wired News reports:Despite widespread criticism from security experts that a proposed high-tech upgrade to Americans' passports actually introduces new security…