Report: Half the World’s Population Will Have Chip-Based National ID Cards by 2018

PR Newswire | October 23, 2014

Leading identity analyst firm Acuity Market Intelligence forecasts that in five years time half of the world’s population will have a chip-based National eID card, including near-complete regional coverage in Europe. Asia, with its vast population, is expected to dominate the market accounting for more than 60% of all National eID cards issued between 2014 and 2018.

White House Emergency Alert Interrupts TV Viewers Across America

Infowars | October 23, 2014

By Paul Joseph Watson

Weird message warns viewers not to use phones amidst Ebola concerns

Hospitals Threaten to Fire Workers for Using the Word ‘Ebola’

Infowars | October 23, 2014

By Kit Daniels

Kansas City, Mo., hospital workers are being threatened with termination if they do not refer to suspected Ebola cases as “viral illnesses” instead of Ebola.

Interpol facial recognition experts meet to develop global guidelines

Biometric Update | October 23, 2014

By Stephen Mayhew

Biometric experts recently gathered at the first meeting of the Interpol Facial Expert Working Group to begin development on international facial recognition standards, according to a report by Eurasia Review.

BLACKWATER GUARD FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER IN IRAQ SHOOTING

Bloomberg | October 23, 2014

By Andrew Zajac

A former Blackwater Worldwide guard was convicted of murder and three co-workers of manslaughter in the 2007 shootings of 14 unarmed civilians in a Baghdad square – – an incident that stained the U.S. record in Iraq and led to new controls on military contractors.

Brookings Institution: Our Cyborg Future – Law and Policy Implications

Brookings Institution | September, 2014

There is, however, another way to think about all of this: what if we were to understand technology itself as increasingly part of our very being?

Afghan opium poppy yield hits all-time high

Reuters | October 21, 2014

Farmers grew 209,000 hectares of opium poppy despite US spending $7.6bn on counter-narcotics efforts since 2001