Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Biometric Snake Oil

Slashdot has a good discussing going on biometrics and its' shortcomings. The long and short of it is that those who, in the name of "security", would undermine our privacy by imposing biometric identification requirements, are selling false hopes. We will end up no safer, but considerably less free, if we go along with the plans of those pushing biometrics as wonder-weapons in the fight against crime, illegal immigration, terrorism or whatever new bugaboo is topmost in the news coverage at any given time.

NB: I suggest following the discussion by setting the filter threshold to 3 or 4.