Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Better Biometrics

OKI Introduces Japan's First Iris Recognition for Camera-equipped Mobile Phones
Is just a matter of time now, before devices not only use this technology for authentication for the device's access, but for other purposes as well. I'm not quite sure what other mobile applications this technology might hold, but I have a feeling this will be one of those features we'll see a lot more of in the future.
Gizmodo | SlashPhone

Sheriff's Office Eyes Iris Scans For Kids
Penobscot County Sheriff's Department (Maine) is the first in the state to adopt iris scanning technology to build the Children’s Identification and Location Database (CHILD) project, which is intended to aid in locating and identifying missing children. It will be interesting to see how people will react to this type of "safety" measure as it begins to spread to other areas. I think it should be up to the parents to decide if they want to let their children to be entered into the new database. Some might think of it as a privacy violation, but I see it as just another method of identification that happens to be more precise.
Engadget | Bangor Daily News


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