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Feds have spent 13 years failing to verify whether passport data is legit

2 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Leonel Cordova and Noris Cordova, who are not plaintiffs in this lawsuit, speak to a CBP officer at Miami International Airport on March 4, 2015 in Miami, Florida.
For over a decade, Customs and Border Protection has failed to properly verify e-passports as "it lacked the software to do so," according to a new letter sent by two top senators.
According to a 2010 report authored by the Government Accountability Office, the problem needed fixing then-and eight years later it still hasn't been resolved.
An e-passport is essentially a passport that includes machine-readable RFID...
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