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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 2/19/09

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Topic: Come summer of 2009, if you want to get into the U.S., you’ll need a passport or a passport card. The passport cards differ in some important ways from regular passports. For one thing they are significantly cheaper.  For another, the information on the chips in them can be read from 30 feet away, and that is making some folks nervous. Here’s why.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 7/24/08

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Today, a few items from the ever growing digital pile at the Electronic Cottage: a look at the “anomaly” of unauthorized access to people’s passport records which emerged during the presidential primaries and which turns out to be not such an anomaly at all; how a GPS tracking device installed by his parents in his car saved a teenager from a big speeding ticket; and a look at the Save Christian Radio web site which is outraged at the FCC’s proposals to increase localism in radio that might require stations to have a community advisory board, and even require that there be a live human being at a radio station when it is on the air!