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        8/8/2013, Elul 2, 5773

      10,000 Register for Biometric Database ID Card


      A small card can now record your name, address phone number, fingerprints, medical information, family history and more. For some, the new biometric database ID cards are scary, but for others, it's a brilliant new way to fight identity theft. Despite the concern over privacy, the Immigration and Population Authority stated on Thursday that over 10,000 Israeli citizens have signed up for the new smart ID card in the first month. The new card is being offered in selected cities before going national.

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