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(Updated on 09/10/2013)
EXAMPLES of BIOMETRIC SYSTEMS :
Forget fingerprints – banks are starting to use vein patterns for ATMs
"New technology is thought to be as accurate in identifying individuals as iris scans and is making a European debut in Poland."
ATM = Automated teller machine, a cash dispenser or cash machine.
Hello, is that really you? - 12 November 2013
"Big business wants your voice - not for customer feedback, but to tackle fraud...
Voice biometrics - the recording and analysis of unique voiceprints for authentication purposes - is one of the latest technological weapons being deployed in the war against fraudsters..."
- Fingerprint breakthrough offers new forensic evidence - 4 August 2011
"A technology to extract fingerprints from a crime scene could show if a criminal suspect has taken drugs or been in contact with explosives.
This could provide new information about a suspect's actions and habits."
- Foreign national ID card unveiled - 25 September 2008
"The first identity cards (biometric cards) from the government's controversial national scheme are due to be revealed."