Biometrics Brings a New Level of Security to Transactions

Every individual has a set of unique characteristics that can be used to confirm his identity. Fingerprints, the pattern of the iris, and DNA can all be captured, filed, and then compared at a later date.

In the words of Mike Kirkpatrick, assistant director of the FBI’s criminal justice services division, “The only way to trace a terrorist is through biometrics. Passports are pretty damn meaningless.”

Kirkpatrick told The Guardian that the FBI has been collecting biometric data from terrorist suspects that are being.....

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