European country forbids its citizens from smiling for passport photos

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Sat Sep 17 12:30:13 EDT 2005

On Sat, Sep 17, 2005 at 10:52:48AM -0400, William Allen Simpson wrote:

> Do you really need to click on this link to know which one it is?


All of them? US and Canadia as well?
> I guess we should give neutral facial expressions for the photo, then
> smile (or frown) while in the airport....

We should violet-wand the smartcard pads. Or sever the antenna for the RFID.
Or just use the dead tree one, and not reapply when it expires.
> Sounds like the technology (still) isn't ready for prime time.

Not ready for 1984? One sure would hope so.

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