This Facial Recognition Software Signals the End of the Security Guard

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Minority Report references are old hat in the tech world. In fact, it's often a great way to describe technology that, as the cliche goes, "sounds like something out of a Philip K. Dick novel," yet is destined to remain a fiction. But this futuristic facial-recognition security system is the exception. It exists, and… » 3/20/14 5:20pm 3/20/14 5:20pm

Biometric Fingerprint Sensor For iPhone “Leaked” In Latest iOS 7 Build

Somewhere in the bowels of iOS 7 Beta 4 is a folder labeled "BiometricKitUI," which lends a bit of credence towards the rumors that the next iPhone might have a biometric sensor embedded in the Home button. » 7/29/13 2:35pm 7/29/13 2:35pm

The Pentagon's Putting Its Big Brother Data Collection in the Cloud

News emerged this week that the U.S. Army, which has been collecting biometric data of locals in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, is going to start storing that data in the cloud. Put simply, biometrics is the collection of personal, physical data using devices like retina scanners, and no matter what way you spin the … » 5/31/13 10:20am 5/31/13 10:20am

Your Voice Is Your Password with Barclay's Phone Verification System

The days of having to remember your childhood dog's mother's maiden name or what street your first high school mascot lived on could soon be a thing of the past. Barclay Wealth has recently introduced a verification system that uses biometrics, rather than random facts, to confirm your are who you say you are. » 5/09/13 6:40pm 5/09/13 6:40pm

America's Battlefield Biometric Scanning Keeps Perfect Record of…

Distinguishing friend from foe has been one of the greater challenges through years of American military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan. But science fiction-worthy biometric scanning, the NYT reports, is changing the face of warfare, two irises at at ime. » 7/14/11 1:00pm 7/14/11 1:00pm

WikiLeaks Diplomatic Bombshell Reveals Strange Tech Snooping Schemes

Today's not a good morning to wake up as an American diplomat. The weekend's WikiLeaks disclosure of covert communications has revealed some strange tech plots surrounding world figures—Bluetooth bugs implanted in prisoners. DNA gathering. UN stalking. Weird stuff. » 11/29/10 10:40am 11/29/10 10:40am