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What's Hiding in the Barcode on Your Driver's License?

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Date: Thursday, August 4th, 2005, 00:47
Category: Hack

Decode Your BarcodeThe SWIPE Toolkit is a collection of web-based tools that sheds light on personal data collection and usage practices in the United States. The tools demonstrate the value of personal information on the open market and enable people to access information encoded on a driver’s license or stored in some of the many commercial data warehouses.
Decode Your Barcode unveils the mystery of the 2D barcode. Currently 39 states use 2D barcodes to digitally store personal information on the backside of drivers’ licenses. What information is encoded on your license that machines can read and you cannot?


Where did Apple go Wrong?

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Date: Thursday, August 4th, 2005, 00:38
Category: Opinion

With the success of the iPod and iTunes, and the growing support for Mac OS X in the software industry – one still has the proverbial question. Where did Apple go wrong?