Academia Sinica highlights problems in Taiwan's digital ID scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan's Academia Sinica on Thursday (Nov. 5) released a list of policy recommendations for the government in regard to its planned introduction of the new electronic n...

Lawsuit aims at pressing Taiwan's government to halt digital ID plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A court battle began on Monday (Nov. 2) as Taiwan's privacy advocates pushed to know how their government will meticulously prevent personal data theft when it rolls o...

Taiwan to roll out electronic ID card in July 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new generation of Taiwan’s national electronic identification cards (eID) will be officially introduced in July of next year, according to the Ministry of the In...

Technology infuses ancient hajj rites amid global pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The vast white marble floors surrounding Islam’s holiest site, the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca, would normally be packed with hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from a...

Taiwan postpones electronic ID card until 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Interior (MOI) is postponing the introduction of electronic identity cards (eID) from October until the first half of 2021 due to the Wuhan coronavirus (CO...

Indonesia celebrates as President Widodo heads towards victory

Only a celebration of this scope could clear the notoriously congested streets of Jakarta. At a polling station in the district of Menteng on election day, a live band struck up a rendition of La Bamb...

Indonesia celebrates as President Widodo heads towards victory

Only a celebration of this scope could clear the notoriously congested streets of Jakarta. At a polling station in the district of Menteng on election day, a live band struck up a rendition of La Bamb...

Sanctioned Putin ally Vladimir Yakunin granted German visa

A close ally of President Vladimir Putin and the former longstanding head of state-owned Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin, was recently spotted at the German embassy in Moscow as he was receiving a ...

Afghanistan rolls out electronic ID cards despite opposition

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan is rolling out long-delayed electronic ID cards as a measure President Ashraf Ghani insists is "important to help fight terrorist attacks." Ghan...

Indonesia politician's graft trial delayed by stomach woes

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A top Indonesian politician accused of involvement in one of the country's biggest corruption scandals told a court on the first day of his trial he's suffering a stomach com...

Chinese military reportedly has access to Taiwan's e-Gate system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Biometric equipment used in Taiwan's e-Gate border control system was manufactured by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) with pre-installed backdo...

Taiwan Nat. Immigration Agency under investigation, possible breach of national security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some top former officials at the National Immigration Agency (NIA) are under criminal investigation, it was announced by CNA on Sunday Dec. 3. The investigation is look...

Taiwan to issue electronic ID cards in a year: minister

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) Taiwan's Interior Minister Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) announced Thursday at the Internal Administration Committee of the Legislative Yuan that electronic identity cards (eID) will ...