Thursday, September 08, 2005

New Scientist

New Scientist has the first of a two part series on biometrics and identity cards. The piece does rely heavily on the companies who are pushing the technology but it does include some of the arguments against. It still features several obvious mistakes (well, obvious to everyone who has studied the issue) such as the claim that iris patterns do not "change and wear down as fingerprints do".

The second installment concerning the implications may be more interesting.


P.S. Scribe, we really should do something about that name change. It's getting beyond a chortle.

1 comment:

Scribe said...

True. I have some time coming up, when I might come up with a new style, but it should be easy enough to make the switch before then. Mabye tonight, even.

Assuming it works ;)