Passports without smart card IC chips might be perceived as being less secure; are criminal elements favoring those passports? Is there evidence that non e-passports are receiving closer scrutiny at the borders? What is the weak link in the security chain now? A/ do people use fake identification to get real passports or B/ have they found an easy way to replicate the smart card IC chips and make fake e-passports?
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.