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The government's single sign-on identity scheme will get £10m from the £650m cybersecurity budget, according to Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude
Target for Greater Manchester cards is missed
Home secretary Alan Johnson has unveiled what ID cards will look like for UK citizens, amid Tory complaints that the scheme has already cost the taxpayer over £200m
But will they want it?
Former home secretary David Blunkett tells ZDNet UK why there has been a marked decline in public confidence in ID cards over the past two years
A single, compulsory document combining passport and driving license would prove more popular than proposed ID card, says U.K. Member of Parliament.
A single, compulsory document combining passport and driving licence would prove more popular than the proposed ID card, according to David Blunkett
IBM will build and run the biometrics database behind the National Identity Register, while CSC will implement processing and enrollment systems, including online passport applications.
Reading a paper by the European Network and Information Security Agency (Enisa) last week on privacy guards in EU ID card schemes raised some interesting questions for me.The thing that jumped out, aside from the lack of encryption on the European cards, was that Enisa, a well respected security organisation, had obviously not got any response from the UK government over what privacy guards were in UK ID Cards.
Yep - unfortunately it seems that although the country is mortgaged to the hilt, the pound is worth about the same as it was in 1978, and job losses indicate that only PoundStretcher and McDonalds will be employing anyone by the end of the February, the government still thinks we want to hear about the benefits of ID Cards.
1000 plus people queuing to sign up
Although the Touch HD's 3.8in. display makes it big and difficult to pocket, it also makes data-rich activities like web browsing much more rewarding than they are on smaller devices.
The first UK ID cards, issued to people from outside the European Economic Area, rely on visual checks, with scanners for reading the cards unavailable
Enrollment for foreign nationals starts at month's end. By next fall, workers at two U.K. airports will be using the cards as part of a pilot program.
That was the warning from security guru and BT chief security office Bruce Schneier who said that in five years or so, people won't have to worry about ID cards anymore.Not because libertarians will triumph and prevent the technology from being developed, but because ID checks will happen in the background without us even realising.
Britain's Home secretary Jacqui Smith has unveiled ID cards for foreign nationals, drawing criticism from opposition parties and campaigners.
Not got time to digest this at the moment but here's the information from the government press office on the trial of the ID Card scheme which happened a couple of hours ago:(Home Office) First ID card unveiled by Home Secretary as scheme builds momentumThe first UK Identity Card was unveiled today by the Home Secretary. Building on the Government's commitment to begin issuing the first ID cards to foreign nationals from November 2008, the card's design was revealed for the first time.
Design shown for first time
You can either look at this as a pilot which may completely fail or the first beach-head in the government's attempt to get us to all to adopt ID Cards.At 11.
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