May 12th, 2004

cea pro choice

____________________[PRO] EU Aiming for Biometric Passports by End-2005

"British Passport Office volunteer has his fingerprints scanned for a biometrics enrolment card in London, April 26, 2004.

The British government outlined plans to introduce identity cards for the first time in 50 years, in an attempt to clamp down on the threat of terror attacks and illegal immigration. (Peter Macdiarmid/REUTERS)

Из той же области:

"The European Union expects to start issuing new biometric passports with digital photographs and fingerprints by the end of 2005 and hopes the United States will continue to allow visa-free travel as a result, a top EU official said on Wednesday." - EU Aiming for Biometric Passports by End-2005

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смешное словечко - grandfathered.

cea pro choice

____________________[PRO] swivels & cell-phone camera snoop ban

ещё к вопросу о swivel:

"[in the US] The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would outlaw 'upskirt' photos and other forms of video voyeurism made possible by cell-phone cameras and other miniaturized technology. The bill, which passed the Senate September 2003, would prohibit taking covert pictures in locker rooms, bedrooms and other places where people have a reasonable expectation of privacy." (Issei Kato/Reuters)

Однако в последнее время только и разговоров, что про "фотографии" и "фотографов".

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Да, кстати, а как она с такими ногтями может пользоваться всеми этими кнопками и колёсиками? Здесь кто-нибудь есть с ногтями (или ex-ногтями?), кто мог бы прокомментировать?

Помню, здесь как-то уже обсуждалось про пальцы.