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Biometric Identification

Will Biometric Logins Replace Your Passwords?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.27.2016 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Bank notes and silver coins are starting to feel incredibly primitive or quaint at best to an increasing number of shoppers. Many are happier using th...

Cash vs. Blankets for Syrian Refugees?

Khaled Hosseini | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Khaled Hosseini

UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, estimates that two-thirds of Syrian non-camp refugees live below Jordan's poverty line, one out of six below the abject poverty line.

Timothy Stenovec

Passwords Are Terrible -- And These Companies Want To Kill Them | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.06.2015 | Technology

The race to kill the dreaded password is on.

Apple Wants To Beam Your Fingerprint To New Devices

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.15.2015 | Technology

Apple may be envisioning a world where buying a latte is as easy as holding up your index finger.

A Free Retina Scan with Your Next Purchase?

Adam Levin | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

The recent data compromises at Kmart and JPMorgan are in no way similar, except they share a common enemy. And while free retina scanners are probably a stretch, biometrics -- the use of your biological data like fingerprints -- may well be the next "less hackable" thing.

Biometrics: The Final Frontier

Raquel Regalado | Posted 09.11.2013 | Technology
Raquel Regalado

The use of biometrics in schools is ever increasing because biometric identification can provide security, accountability and most importantly, speed.

Matt Sledge

Immigration Reform Could Lead To Biometric ID Cards | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

If one part of some lawmakers' plan for comprehensive immigration reform goes through, Social Security cards could soon come with a fingerprint. S...

How Technology Can Limit India's Rampant Corruption

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

To combat corruption, a small group of entrepreneurs in the Indian government has been rolling out a program to use biometrics -- a technology that was once a hallmark of science fiction -- to accurately identify its 1.2 billion residents.

A Biometric Tower of Babel

Shelly Yachimovich | Posted 03.11.2012 | Technology
Shelly Yachimovich

The unrestricted flow of information over the Internet and social networks provides an opportunity to one of mankind's most glorious times. If we don't protect the public, this could easily become a mean of chaos, repression and dominance.

The Democrats' New Immigration Plan: Outdoing Arizona in Bigotry

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

The "Democrats" finally revealed their immigration plan today. What's not to like about this proposal -- if you're that bigoted woman poor Gordon Bro...

Obama and the Arizona Immigration Law

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

It's been Obama, far more than Bush, who has successfully implemented the idea at the practical level that local law enforcement is the appropriate agency to enforce immigration laws.

The National Biometric ID Card: The Mark of the Beast?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

When all is said and done, the adoption of a national biometric ID card serves one purpose only: to provide the government with the ultimate control over the American people.

India's census fights caste system with technology

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Someday soon a man in a pressed cotton shirt and tie will arrive in Gayriawas, India. This is an uncommon sight in the rural village with its dry fi...

Is Now the Right Time for Immigration Reform? Chuck Schumer, the Sensenbrenner in Liberal's Clothes

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

The Schumer mandate for the undocumented to register within a short period of time, or else be permanently barred from becoming U.S. residents, is a prime example of the law run amok.