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How Do You Write About A Man Who Doesn't Know Who He Is?

The Huffington Post | Samantha Storey | Posted 12.05.2016 | Home

NEW YORK ― Here’s a mystery. In 2004, a Burger King employee discovered a naked man lying unconscious near the restaurant’s dumpsters. The polic...

How Sixty Million Refugees Can Prove Who They Are

Apolitical | Posted 11.24.2016 | Home
Apolitical

Edge himself is profoundly committed to the project. PTB ventures, a company he cofounded with David Fields, has invested in GovCoin, a blockchain app that the UK government is trialling for welfare claimants.

Cities Of Invisible People

Toby Norman | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Toby Norman

Today, over a fifth of the world's population remain perpetually invisible, over one in five people do not officially count. But they do, because every person counts. We need to give them the option to take off their invisibility cloaks when and if they choose.

Facial Recognition Will Soon End Your Anonymity in Public

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 06.06.2016 | Home
Tarun Wadhwa

We accept the fact that we are constantly being recorded because we expect this to have virtually no impact on our lives. But this balance may soon be upended by advancements in facial recognition technology.

Technology: Killer or Savior?

Shelly Batra | Posted 06.01.2016 | Home
Shelly Batra

Technology is a two edged sword. It is up to humans to decide what they will do with it. We can use it for the betterment of mankind, or we can use it...

Biometrics technology promises to end long lines at the airport and increase personalization

Chris Lopinto | Posted 05.09.2016 | Home
Chris Lopinto

Fascinated by the promise of streamlined airport checkpoints, improved security and greater personalization in air travel, we interviewed Joey Pritiki...

Will Biometric Logins Replace Your Passwords?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.27.2016 | Home
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...

Saint or Sinner, Government Eyes Are Watching Every Move You Make

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.19.2016 | Home
John W. Whitehead

Government eyes are watching you. They see your every move: what you read, how much you spend, where you go, with whom you interact, when you wake up...

New MasterCard Security Measure: Pay With A Selfie

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.25.2016 | Home

MasterCard is rolling out a new strategy in the fight against credit card fraud: It wants you to pay for things with your face. At the Mobile World Co...

Wells Fargo Wants to Let You Make Million-Dollar Wire Transactions with Your Face and Voice

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home
Tarun Wadhwa

"My voice gives me access to proceed, please verify me," I announced to the phone in my hand. It scanned my face to see if my lips were moving. I then read aloud series of numbers. The voiceprint was a match, and the app unlocked itself - the demonstration was a success.

What Back to the Future Got Right... and Wrong

XPRIZE | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
XPRIZE

Twenty-six years ago, Marty McFly and Doc Brown climbed into their time-traveling flying DeLorean and set the controls to the distant future -- October 21, 2015 -- which happens to be today.

3 Big Things 'Back to the Future' Got Right (Thanks to Government)

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

In celebrating our technological advancements, it is important to remember that none of these innovations happened by chance. They are the product of an enormous amount of investment in research and development -- much of it seeded by the federal government.

Minority Report Is 40 Years Ahead of Schedule: The Fictional World Has Become Reality

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
John W. Whitehead

Seemingly taking its cue from science fiction, technology has moved so fast in the short time since Minority Report premiered in 2002 that what once seemed futuristic no longer occupies the realm of science fiction.

Did You Know That Websites Can Identify You by the Way You Type?

Jeff Fox | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Jeff Fox

Every new technology can be used for good or ill. Such is the case with the newly developing field of behavioral biometrics, a technology that's not the same as the physiological "biometrics" many of us know well. The chart below differentiates the two categories.

Are You Listening to What Your Heart Is Telling You?

Chris Eschbach | Posted 08.27.2016 | Home
Chris Eschbach

Wearable technology is getting a lot of attention these days and for good reason. These devices are becoming increasingly more integrated into our daily lives and are providing new insights into our personal activity and fitness levels.

More Campuses Are Scanning Students' Eyeballs Instead Of IDs

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.31.2015 | Home

Blink and you'll miss dinner. Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond is the latest institution to jump aboard the biometrics bandwagon. On Wedn...

Facial Recognition Technology Is Secretly Tracking You, Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 06.22.2015 | Home

Smile! You're on candid camera.

Free Speech, Facebook and the NSA: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.04.2016 | Home
John W. Whitehead

What remains to be seen is whether, when all is said and done, the powers-that-be succeed in distracting us from the fact that the government's unauthorized and unwarranted surveillance powers go far beyond anything thus far debated by Congress or the courts.

Cash vs. Blankets for Syrian Refugees?

Khaled Hosseini | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
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.

Smartwatches Do Little for Journalists But More Useful Wearables Are on the Way

Kerry J. Northrup | Posted 06.13.2015 | Home
Kerry J. Northrup

Don't look to this first wave of wearables for much that changes how journalists do their jobs gathering news. Coming next, however, are things such as a wrist-launched personal drone and jersey-mounted sports cameras that could open up whole new editorial approaches.

How DNA Is Turning Us Into a Nation of Suspects

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.09.2015 | Home
John W. Whitehead

With such a powerful tool at their disposal, it was inevitable that the government's collection of DNA would become a slippery slope toward government intrusion.

Timothy Stenovec

Passwords Are Terrible -- And These Companies Want To Kill Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.06.2015 | Home

The race to kill the dreaded password is on.

Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.22.2015 | Home
John W. Whitehead

On any given day, the average American going about his daily business will be monitored, surveilled, spied on and tracked in more than 20 different ways, by both government and corporate eyes and ears.

Iowa Wants to Let You Carry Your Drivers License On Your Phone

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.15.2015 | Home
Tarun Wadhwa

There's now a technology to replace almost everything in your wallet. Your cash, credit cards, and loyalty programs are all on their way to becoming obsolete.

Apple Wants To Beam Your Fingerprint To New Devices

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.15.2015 | Home

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