October 16, 2001
Nothing to lose with digital IDs
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes "In the wake of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, many have expressed a need for increased security. While passports are a relatively effective means of identifying travelers, they have been only marginally effective at keeping individuals out of locations where they are not welcome. Last Thursday, Scott McNealy, chairman and chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems, expressed his belief that the world -- and especially the United States after the recent attacks -- needs a new identification system to supersede the standard passport to increase security."