Not long ago, fingerprints were the cutting edge of biometric profiling. Today, the use of biosignatures to identify individuals has expanded to include everything from iris and facial scans right through to DNA profiling and even the unique shape of a person's ass. Here's what you need to know about how companies and governments are tracking your biometrics.
Facial patterning is a particularly powerful biometric technique, mostly because of how easy it is to have our pictures taken (both knowingly and covertly) and how often our mugs appear on the internet. What's more, mobile devices and laptops are potent and ubiquitous vectors for acquiring and disseminating this information. It's also not easy for us to hide our faces.