Under President Donald Trump, technology companies have started cashing in on a little-noticed government push to ramp up the use of biometric tools — such as fingerprinting and iris scanners — to track people who enter and exit the country. Continue reading
New biometrics technology could open your bank account, email, or help you play “World of Warcraft”. Continue reading
With power of facial recognition and high-tech surveillance, where to draw the line between safety and spying?
The FBI’s Next Generation Identification program, officially launching this summer, will give police access to more data than ever before by way of biometrics—biological marks from facial scans and palm prints—to identify suspects. Some opponents worry this growing web of security will give police too much personal information without a warrant. The Center for Investigative Reporting’s Amanda Pike reports. Continue reading