Arghya Goswami

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India launches biometric data project to make every citizen count in official eyes

Could a semi-Orwellian programme to collect biometric data for 1.3 billion Indians become a key tool to pull people out of poverty and integrate them into the global economy? The world's largest democracy is betting that it will and that it could benefit other countries.<p>In this case, Big Brother …

The Immigration Bill Does NOT Create a 'Biometric Database of All Adult Americans'

Did you hear about how the proposed immigration reform bill will create, in the words of the headline writers at <i>Wired</i>, a "Biometric Database of All …

Google biometrics tests show there's no magic pill for passwords

While passwords fall short of the tight security businesses would like, the use of electronic tattoos and pills that Google is experimenting with …

Information Systems

Iris Scans to Replace School IDs?

Being a college student (yes, I’m only 22) I’m well aware of the hassles of a college ID. 90% of the time you never need it, so 50% of the time, when …