29 Dec '16, 8am

[Mothership] ICA announces iris scans from Jan. 1, 2017, netizens start quoting Goo Goo Dolls

Singapore will start collecting iris scans every time a passport or NRIC is applied or renewed from Jan. 1, 2017 onwards. This affects all Singaporeans and PRs. This is to boost photographs and fingerprints verification methods already in use by the Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Sounds good for the ICA? For the rest of us, well, reactions varied, when the news was shared on Channel NewsAsia Facebook page on Dec. 28. There were practical concerns, such as possible admin fee adjustments: Then there was the perennially paranoid: There was one who brought up another possible practical problem: And a few who were excited at the prospect of Hollywood crossing over to real life: Gif via Gif via Of course, what a let down it would have been, if there wasn’t at least one reference to the Goo Goo Dolls song: Can we have this playing in the background while our eyes g...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/12/ica-announces-iris-scans-fro...

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