Fleas, Please

Quite a few years back, I took a rare vacation abroad to France for a leisurely cruise through Burgundy. The weather was fine, the food divine and then, I went shopping. Confidently, I pulled out my U.S. credit card. The cashier examined it suspiciously and then asked...

ID Checker in your Pocket

In the last ten years, forty million travel documents have been reported lost or stolen. In 2013, almost 10,000 people crossing EU borders were found using false or stolen documents. The numbers of people seeking asylum is staggering and circumstances in the countries...

Password Purgatory

With every new smart phone app I download and online account I create, I need to come up with a password. Something robust, sufficiently long, a mix of symbols and characters and hack-proof yet … one I can actually remember. For security purposes, I keep my passwords...

The Star Nosed Mole

The Condylura Cristata (commonly known as the star nosed mole) is a species of mole whose claim to fame is the weird looking multi sensors on its nose. These extremely sensitive nasal tentacles allow it to decode sensory information at the speed of neurons. This...

Big Border

Watchdog groups and government officials have been sounding the alarm about security on the 4,000 mile long Canada – U.S. border. We have been hearing about security gaps along this critical boundary on a regular basis, for decades. Between the two dozen...