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You could soon be unlocking your bank account using a fingerprint scan.
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Studies have shown that on average, we have to enter passwords eight times per day for the 10 different online accounts or applications we regularly use every week. You could use the same password for each, putting you at increased risk for fraud, or you have to rely on your memory for longer or more complex passwords. That's where biometrics come in.
Under privacy by design, technology companies must account for human values when creating their systems and ensure they have engineered for maximum individual privacy in every step of their process. It's a costly and time-consuming measure, but it's one of the only measures standing in the way of a digital Wild West.
You know them as MasoniChip, or perhaps you've been led to believe it was a state and provincial endeavor intended to protect your little ones. They set up fairs, forge partnerships with law enforcement and even strive to distribute their services through North American public school systems.
In Massachusetts this Freemason program was promoted by CBS News from the steps of the official State House and included their police dog, coincidentally named Mason. Reporters only failed to mention the private nod to those promoting him or that government had little to do with it.
OTTAWA - Saying no biometrics system is perfect, an internal report urges the federal government to create an avenue of appeal for visa applicants who are rejected because of a false fingerprint match...
The reality of the post-9/11 world (and the post-26/11 world, from India's point of view) is that technology plays a role in transborder travel. But Indian travellers being singled out for fingerprinting would create unnecessary distrust.