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Technology and the state

Posted by hkarner - 24. März 2018

Date: 23-03-2018
Source: The Economist

The apps that put public services in citizens’ pockets
Digital innovations are making government cheaper and more effective

IF LANDING in soggy Britain after a holiday in the sun is not enough to sap the soul, spending an hour queuing at border control does the trick. Eyn, a British startup, hopes to speed things up with a phone app. Passengers use the app to take a picture of their passport, then scan the chip which contains their facial biometrics. Finally, they take a selfie, to ensure the two faces align. Tapping their phone on electronic gates at the airport is then all that’s required. Eyn reckons such gates might not even be needed, if sensors prove capable of reading passengers’ faces instead. The firm is in talks to test its technology at the border. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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