Social Issues

Visa Introduces EMV Chip-based Biometrics in South African First

Visa Inc. introduced a new specification to use biometrics with chip card transactions. The specification can enable palm, voice, iris, or facial biometrics. This first-of-its kind technology framework is designed to work with the EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) chip industry standard to help ensure open, globally interoperable solutions. Biometric verification is intended to prevent fraud as well as make it easier to pay securely. The architecture Visa has designed enables fingerprints to be securely accepted by a biometric reader, encrypted, and then validated.

ConCourt dismisses Legal Aid's leave to appeal

In a majority ruling, the Constitutional Court has ruled that Legal Aid SA's case was moot, and that its appeal had no prospects of success.

EFF's 'calculated moves' to make Zuma pay

The actions and words of the EFF often catch public interest, but it is rare to get a glimpse into why they do the things they do.

New evidence in Fifa probe may result in more charges

Co-operation from Swiss authorities has resulted in new evidence emerging about Fifa activities, Loretta Lynch said at a press conference in Zurich.

The inconvenience of good journalism

Journalism will soon lose the ability to tell the difference between a good report in the public interest and propaganda meant to manipulate the public

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