US State Dept. said it plans to issue the first full-validity US electronic passports in December and by October 2006 all domestic passport agencies will issue e-passports. The new passport will combine facial recognition and contactless chip technology with antiskimming technology to prevent unauthorized reading. State said it also is considering incorporating basic access control technology in the new passport.
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