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Electronic U.S. passports coming in December

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Electronic U.S. passports coming in December

The U.S. government plans to begin issuing electronic passports in December that feature a built-in chip that contains information about the passport holder and facial-recognition capabilities.

In an announcement Tuesday, the U.S. Department of State said the first electronic passports will be issued only through the department; By October 2006 domestic passport agencies, such as local government offices and post offices, will be able to provide them.

Read the complete story. (Computerworld)