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    UK gov offers passport reader

    June 18th, 2013

    The UK Home Office’s Identity and Passport Service has created an Android app that allows citizens to read the embedded NFC chip present in most passports issued since 2006. The app is a proof of concept that displays the data held on the passport once a user has entered their passport number, date of expiry and date of birth. The passport cannot be verified as genuine by this method, although future versions of the app might do so, the Home Office says.

    UK government, operators and banks agree NFC payments rules

    UK government, operators and banks agree NFC payments rules

    September 3rd, 2009

    New fraud prevention guidelines aim to ‘design out opportunities for crime and reduce harm to consumers,’ says the UK’s Home Office. More

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