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WIRED: 11 Body Parts Biometric Systems Can Use to Track Your Every Move

WIRED: 11 Body Parts Biometric Systems Can Use to Track Your Every Move | People ID | Scoop.it

Cell phones that can identify you by how you walk. Fingerprint scanners that work from 25 feet away. Radars that pick up your heartbeat from behind concrete walls. Algorithms that can tell identical twins apart. Eyebrows and earlobes that give you away. A new generation of technologies is emerging that can identify you by your physiology. And unlike the old crop of biometric systems, you don't need to be right up close to the scanner in order to be identified. If they work as advertised, they may be able to identify you without you ever knowing you've been spotted.

 

Biometrics had a boom after 9/11. Gobs of government money poured into face and iris recognition systems; the Pentagon alone spent nearly $3 billion in five years, and the Defense Department was only one of many federal agencies funneling cash in the technologies. Civil libertarians feared the worst as face-spotters were turned on crowds of citizens in the hopes of  catching a single crook.

 

But while the technologies proved helpful in verifying identities at entry points from Iraq to international airports, the hype -- or panic -- surrounding biometrics never quite panned out. Even after all that investment, scanners still aren't particularly good at finding a particular face in the crowd, for example; variable lighting conditions and angles (not to mention hats) continue to confound the systems.

 

Eventually, the biometrics market -- and the government enthusiasm for it -- cooled off. The technological development has not. Corporate and academic labs are continuing to find new ways to ID people with more accuracy, and from further away. Here are 11 projects.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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e-IDs: the Future Of Secure Digital Identification? - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

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e-IDs: the Future Of Secure Digital Identification?
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In sum, e-IDs have the potential to simplify the lives of cardholders – but only if those issuing the cards are willing to take the appropriate security precautions and work to achieve mutual recognition of other countries' IDs.

e-IDs: he Future Of Secure Digital Identification?

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The Need for Biometric National ID Cards in Africa | TechMoran

The Need for Biometric National ID Cards in Africa | TechMoran | People ID | Scoop.it
Fair electoral processes might not be possible due to inability to identify citizens. ...
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The Value of a Biometric National ID card System

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The government drone is on its way: UAE plans to use biometric ...

The government drone is on its way: UAE plans to use biometric ... | People ID | Scoop.it
The government of the United Arab Emirates hopes to deliver official documents such as ID cards and driving licenses via drone, Reuters reported on Monday. The quadcopters will apparently carry fingerprint and retina ...
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This is the first case of a government revealing plans to use drones for logistics, as companies such as DHL and Amazon also hope to do.

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Mass smart ID card rollout begins - ITWeb

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ITWeb Mass smart ID card rollout begins ITWeb According to home affairs minister Naledi Pandor, 100 000 smart ID cards are expected to be issued by the end of March and applicants can expect a paperless process using biometric technology to record...
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"The rollout of the smart ID cards to all eligible South Africans will take a few years and the department, accordingly, makes an appeal for the public to exercise patience," continues the statement.

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Many view electronic voting as more accurate and confidential ...

Therefore, if all states adopted an e-voting system, future elections could see higher voter turnout for a fraction of the cost. Citation: Choi, S., & Kim, B. (2012). Voter intention to use e-voting technologies: Security, technology ...
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After the problems with the Florida ballots in the 2000 presidential election, many voters have welcomed the use of electronic voting machines. 

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Gemalto sélectionné pour le passeport électronique belge

AMSTERDAM - Mercredi 2 Octobre 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), leader mondial de la sécurité numérique, fournira à la Belgique son passeport électronique Sealys, dont le lancement est prévu pour mai 2014. Selon les termes de ce contrat pluriannuel, Gemalto livrera chaque année au Service Public Fédéral des Affaires Etrangères de Belgique plus de 400 000 passeports électroniques et Zetes jouera le rôle d’intégrateur système.

Le « ePasseport », appelé également passeport électronique ou passeport biométrique, contient un microprocesseur et peut être vérifié par des lecteurs sans contact homologués. Le passeport électronique intègre le logiciel embarqué hautement sécurisé de Gemalto et stocke les données personnelles uniques, telles que les empreintes digitales, qui permettent l’authentification fiable de l’identité de son titulaire. Dans le cadre d’un contrat de cinq ans, Gemalto fournira sa gamme Sealys de livrets hautement sécurisés et durables, ainsi que la toute dernière version de son logiciel embarqué ICAO. La société Zetes assurera la personnalisation et l’émission des passeports électroniques. L’expertise combinée de Gemalto et de Zetes a été démontrée au cours d’une série d’audits rigoureux du Service Public Fédéral des Affaires Etrangères de Belgique sur les sites de Gemalto et de Zetes.

« Gemalto et Zetes disposent du savoir-faire nécessaire pour offrir à notre client le bénéfice de notre expérience acquise lors du déploiement réussi de la carte d’identité électronique belge. C’est pourquoi les pouvoirs publics font confiance à notre équipe d’experts », explique Alain Wirtz, Chief Executive Officer du Groupe Zetes. « Avec 80 références en programmes gouvernementaux dans le monde entier, Gemalto s’est imposé comme partenaire de choix pour répondre aux exigences du projet de passeport électronique belge ».

« Le passeport électronique belge est sans aucun doute l’un des plus sophistiqués créés à ce jour », ajoute Frédéric Trojani, vice-président exécutif Programmes Gouvernementaux chez Gemalto. « Cette réalisation remarquable est clairement le fruit de notre expérience réussie acquise au travers d’un grand nombre de programmes de passeports nationaux, pour le bénéfice des citoyens belges et les Services Publics ».

À propos de Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) est le leader mondial de la sécurité numérique avec un chiffre d’affaires 2012 de 2,2 milliards d’euros. Présent dans 43 pays, Gemalto emploie plus de 10 000 salariés travaillant depuis 83 bureaux et 13 centres de Recherche et Développement.

Nous nous développons au coeur du monde numérique en évolution rapide et constante. Des milliards de personnes à travers le monde revendiquent de plus en plus la liberté de communiquer, acheter, voyager, faire des transactions bancaires, se divertir et travailler – à tout moment et en tous lieux - de façon agréable et sûre. Gemalto répond à leurs demandes croissantes en matière de services mobiles personnels, paiement sécurisé, authentification des accès au « cloud », protection de l’identité et de la vie privée, services d’e-santé et d’e-gouvernement performants, billettique des transports urbains facile d’utilisation et applications M2M fiables. Nous développons des logiciels embarqués et des produits sécurisés que nous concevons et personnalisons. Nos plateformes logicielles et nos services gèrent ces produits, les données confidentielles qu’ils contiennent et les services sécurisés qu’ils rendent possibles pour les utilisateurs finaux.

Nos innovations permettent à nos clients d’offrir des services numériques de confiance et faciles d’utilisation à des milliards de personnes. Gemalto continue de croître avec le nombre grandissant d’utilisateurs de ses solutions pour interagir dans le monde numérique et mobile.

Pour plus d’informations, visitez nos sites www.gemalto.com/france, www.justaskgemalto.com, blog.gemalto.com, ou suivez @GemaltoFrance sur twitter.

Contacts

Gemalto Media Contacts:

Europe, Middle East & Africa

Peggy Edoire, +33 4 42 36 45 40

peggy.edoire@gemalto.com

 

Asia Pacific

Pierre Lelievre, +65 6317 3802

pierre.lelievre@gemalto.com

 

North America

Nicole Smith, +1-512-758-8921

nicole.smith@gemalto.com

 

Latin America

Ernesto Haikewitsch, +55 11 5105 9220

ernesto.haikewitsch@gemalto.com


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WIRED: 11 Body Parts Biometric Systems Can Use to Track Your Every Move

WIRED: 11 Body Parts Biometric Systems Can Use to Track Your Every Move | People ID | Scoop.it

Cell phones that can identify you by how you walk. Fingerprint scanners that work from 25 feet away. Radars that pick up your heartbeat from behind concrete walls. Algorithms that can tell identical twins apart. Eyebrows and earlobes that give you away. A new generation of technologies is emerging that can identify you by your physiology. And unlike the old crop of biometric systems, you don't need to be right up close to the scanner in order to be identified. If they work as advertised, they may be able to identify you without you ever knowing you've been spotted.

 

Biometrics had a boom after 9/11. Gobs of government money poured into face and iris recognition systems; the Pentagon alone spent nearly $3 billion in five years, and the Defense Department was only one of many federal agencies funneling cash in the technologies. Civil libertarians feared the worst as face-spotters were turned on crowds of citizens in the hopes of  catching a single crook.

 

But while the technologies proved helpful in verifying identities at entry points from Iraq to international airports, the hype -- or panic -- surrounding biometrics never quite panned out. Even after all that investment, scanners still aren't particularly good at finding a particular face in the crowd, for example; variable lighting conditions and angles (not to mention hats) continue to confound the systems.

 

Eventually, the biometrics market -- and the government enthusiasm for it -- cooled off. The technological development has not. Corporate and academic labs are continuing to find new ways to ID people with more accuracy, and from further away. Here are 11 projects.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Yasmina @Zetes's insight:

Eventually, the biometrics market -- and the government enthusiasm for it -- cooled off. The technological development has not. Corporate and academic labs are continuing to find new ways to ID people with more accuracy, and from further away. Here are 11 projects.

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On-board biometrics: The next-gen ID card? - ATM marketplace.com (press release)

On-board biometrics: The next-gen ID card? - ATM marketplace.com (press release) | People ID | Scoop.it
On-board biometrics: The next-gen ID card?
ATM marketplace.com (press release)
"This is a natural evolution of the ID card," said Kim Humborstad, CEO of Zwipe.
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"the biometric card provides an easy, low cost way for organizations to provide a biometric upgrade to access control systems using smart card readers or multi-technology readers that also read smart cards."

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INEC will use electronic voting if electoral law permits – Official - Premium Times

INEC will use electronic voting if electoral law permits – Official - Premium Times | People ID | Scoop.it
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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday said it would use the electronic voting system if the electoral law permits it.
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Biometrics, people ID, electronic voting and much more: We do that too!

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Biometric identification of customers—Pathway to greater financial inclusion?

Biometric identification of customers—Pathway to greater financial inclusion? | People ID | Scoop.it
In many developing countries, the identification of poor people is a challenge. The poor often do not hold formal identity documents such as birth certificates, ID cards, driver’s licenses or passp...
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President Uhuru Kenyatta uses ID card as travel document in trip to Uganda

President Uhuru Kenyatta today used his national identity card to travel to neighbouring uganda in a move aimed at encouraging cross border travel. The use o...
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President Uhuru Kenyatta today used his national identity card to travel to neighbouring uganda in a move aimed at encouraging cross border travel. The use of identity cards for travel within the EAC took effect last month with Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda citizens readily taking advantage of the new requirement. Kenyans and Rwandese use the national ids while their Ugandan counterparts use their voting cards. In Kigali, Rwanda, President Paul Kagame too used his national id to travel to Kampala, Uganda.The common market protocol provides for the use of a machine readable national identity card for travel within the EAC, but only for citizens of those partner states that have accepted the use of such cards among themselves. The president is in Uganda to attend an EAC summit to discuss the progress made in the implementation of the joint visa between Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

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Barcode of the Animal Kingdom

Barcode of the Animal Kingdom | People ID | Scoop.it
Identifying an organism is not always a simple task.  Animals can be
cryptic and physical characteristics are not always enough.  One possible
solution has arisen from the field of molecular biology, DNA Barcoding.
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DNA barcoding!

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Body odor as a biometric identifier - Phys.Org

Body odor as a biometric identifier - Phys.Org | People ID | Scoop.it
Body odor as a biometric identifier Phys.Org Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, along with the Ilía Sistemas company are making progress on the development of a new biometric technique that would allow to identify people through...
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Several biometric techniques like the iris and fingerprint have a low error rate. However, these two techniques are usually related to criminal records and for this reason when a person is required to identify himself is reticent to collaborate. On the other hand, other recognized biometric techniques like the face recognition have a high error rate. Therefore, the development of new sensors that allow the capture of body odor can provide a less aggressive solution because the identification could be at the same time when crossing the system stall.

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Ugandan president calls for digital identification to fight crime - HumanIPO

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HumanIPO Ugandan president calls for digital identification to fight crime HumanIPO Speaking at the NRA/NRM victory day anniversary celebrations over the weekend, Museveni said records of all people living in Uganda should be digitalised to allow...
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“One solution for crime is identification. Identification enables us to fight crime accurately and promptly. Hence, the importance of the identity card project,” Museveni said.

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eID protects identity on the net - Security Document World (press release)

eID protects identity on the net
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One recent example of such an eID implementation is in the Slovak Republic, which is using eID cards to store the personal and confidential data of its citizens.
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How long until you can vote on your smartphone? | The Daily Caller

How long until you can vote on your smartphone? | The Daily Caller | People ID | Scoop.it
A Clemson University professor is developing a new electronic voting system that will allow voters to cast their ballots from home computers, tablets, and smartphones.
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ID cards to replace passports in EAC | Iwacu English News

ID cards to replace passports in EAC | Iwacu English News | People ID | Scoop.it
Deus Ngerageze, Technician Coordinator of the Biometric ID Project: “… but only the names, gender, issue and expired date of the ID, date and place of birth will appear on the card. Other computerized databases will be ...
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“The identification is ongoing in Burundi”

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UAE Emirates ID will replace bank cards

UAE Emirates ID will replace bank cards | People ID | Scoop.it

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Abu Dhabi: Are you tired of carrying multiple bank cards and remembering personal identification numbers (PIN)? Your plight will end soon.

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