Earlier this year a man claimed he had used his iPad to cross the border from Canada into the United States. Border Protection later denied Martin Reisch’s story, explaining he had provided a birth certificate and driver’s licence in addition to a scan of his passport.
Whether the iPad helped him cross the border or not, the buzz around Reisch’s claim forced us to imagine a world in which a digital scan of government document is as legitimate as a printed copy. Read more here.
Date: February 27, 2012