IPad used as a form of identification? Not a good idea!

<em>Have you ever traveled and somehow lost or forgot your drivers license? Identification? Passport? What did you do? How did you get back home? I never experienced that & hope to never and I hope you haven`t either!</em>

However, recently a Canadian man named Martin Reisch entered the US by only showing his passport via iPad because he claims to have forgotten his passport... and guess what? He was accepted [however now the news is saying he had both his birth certificate and passport on him, not quite sure if this is to cover the borders faults tush or the man is trying to be well known. The man did tweet that he didn`t have any identification on him so who to believe? Border patrol or the man.]

Either way lesson learned and now that technology is advancing... <strong>Do you think digital scans of your passport should be accepted, why or why not?</strong> In my opinion, I think digital scans of your passport or identification [especially for traveling shouldn`t be allowed because with technology, software and programs you can easily change/alter the photo, edit your name, age or whatever and make fakes for someone else to use it and how can someone tell if its a real or fake passport? It`s just a scanned copy on a iPad screen... it`s not a physical paper! However, I do think it`s a smart idea to bring back up copies just encase for your own personal use in advent of losing your passport or some sort occurs. The only thing I see acceptable is maybe having a drivers license scanned to your phone but only if you`re in your state then that`s fine because if you`re pulled over by a cop they will enter the number to see if it`s really you anyway but entering different countries, that doesn`t seem very safe even if they`re legitimate documents. Now a days with threats, 9/11 how can you trust every individual!

Article via http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-01-03/canada-ipad-passport-crossing/52367734/1?csp=34news&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomWorld-TopStories+%28News+-+World+-+Top+Stories%29
Photo & Article via http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2012/01/should-border-security-allow-digital-copies-of-your-personal-id.html

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