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Identity Theft Fears and Online Shopping

Your Evil Twin Beyond the Idenitity Theft Epidemic

From a recent survey:

Nearly half of U.S. voters say they don’t shop online because they fear identity thieves may capture their bank-account information, according to a survey released on Wednesday by a technology-industry trade group.

These fears are heightened because of the rash of security breaches in recent months.   I previously posted about these breaches here and here.

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Biometrics and the “Titanic Phenomenon

Biometric Privacy and the Titanic Phenomenon

Washington Post article discusses the growing use of biometric identification, which involves authenticating identity by using immutable characteristics of the human body.  Some methods include fingerprint readers, iris scanners, and facial recognition systems.  According to the article:

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