Hope To The End..................Chip Index ........................ Smart Card Index ................... Verification ID
Biological Identifiers such as the iris of the eye, fingerprints, voiceprint etc.
New Biometric Center West Virginia -- August 2015
"If you want to prevent identity theft, then you have to introduce two factor identification, which negates the benefits of having a chip at all because third parties would be introduced, making the entire system less secure than advertised. "
Its also no surprise that no one wants this from VeriChip. We are already uniquely identifiable by a dozen or so different processes. We have retina scans, fingerprints, DNA and voice recognition. Then, there are the minor unique characteristics such as race, hair color, eye color, height, weight, and shoe size. The only thing an RFID chip can do is put this into one place, making it easier than ever to track every single thing you do in life.
[ Ed: biometric ID negates the necessity of artifical ID ]
International Information Consortium
" There are countless applications for biometricsin border control, medical records, computing, and commercial transactionsand many experts predict it won't be long before such scans are part of everyday lives.
Meantime, the FBI has formed an international agency with Australia, Britain, and Canada to set up a "Server in the Sky"a network for sharing biometric data on criminals and suspected terrorists. The group, called the International Information Consortium, asserts that a global biometric clearinghouse would help nations combat terrorism and rapidly identify victims in large-scale disasters such as Hurricane Katrina.
UC Irvine students place hands in scanner for ID -- Hand geometry system
" Campus officials said the "hand geometry" system has been available for less than two months and almost 9,000 students have signed up to use it. With it, people no longer have to worry whether they have carried their ID or not. Their fingers are their IDs. "
The hand scanner does not take fingerprints of handprints. It records a series of specific measurements and analyzes more than 31,000 points and 90 measurements on the hand, including length, width, thickness and surface area and compares the data with that on file for a member's personal identification number (PIN). It is also called the "hand geometry" system"
Right now, only a few special facilities or places have used the hand geometry system. But possibly people will soon find they do not have to bring their ID cards with them when they go to the airport, check in at hotels or draw money from banks.
The system will have a wider application in the military. The Pentagon has developed its own Defense Biometric Identification System, also called DBIDS, which has already been introduced to U.S. Air Force bases around the world.
Many biometric Identifiers
LINKS : http://members.ziggo.nl/henryv/biomeng.html
Biometric ID cards coming for Israel
One reason for this reluctance is that biometric identity cards require establishing a centralized database with biometric data on every citizen and legal resident of the country.
The Knesset passed it into law a few days before dissolving for the elections.
The law requires the state to take the fingerprints of both index fingers from every resident of the country, on top of the standard facial photograph
Human rights groups fiercely oppose the law. "It's not for nothing that no Western democracy has dared to institute such a dangerous database," said attorney Avner Pinchuk of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, adding that he feared the data would leak to the Internet.
However, the study found, a few European countries are now considering biometric IDs.
The European Union has ordered all of its member states to introduce biometric passports that include fingerprints and facial features by this May.
EU has largest biometric database
The EU bloc has taken the final step towards having the world's largest biometric database with 70 million sets of fingerprints, designed to boost border security by allowing EU states to share data on short-stay visas and visa applications from non-EU citizens who wish to enter the Schengen free-travel zone. On Tuesday (12 June 2007 ), EU interior ministers gave their backing to the so-called visa information system (VIS), which stores fingerprints and photos of people applying or holding a Schengen visa, and accessed by EU states participating in the Schengen free-travel zone as well as by the European police office, Europol.
All Israeli citizens to have biometric ID --minority report
Knesset okays controversial biometrics bill, turns it over to Constitution, Law and Justice Committee for further legislation. If passed, will compel citizens to make fingerprints available to government, or risk jail
The bill's foremost goal it to tackle forgeries: "The advantage of using biometric features in order to ascertain someone's identify stems from the fact that biometric information in constantly 'on' your person, as opposed to other types of identification measures, which may be subject to alterations and a limited ability to detect forgeries," said the brief
Ed: The Verichip will be IN the person which includes "on" the person .
...and allowing law enforcement agencies access to it would make potential criminals out of every law-abiding citizen," Attorney Dan Chai, of the Israeli Bar Association, said in August.
Biometric global IDs; Jms. Ziglar ID World Congress
Cross Match Technologies, Inc. announced today that Chief Executive Officer, James W. Ziglar, will deliver a keynote address on the Future of Biometrics at the ID WORLD International Congress 2007 on November 27, 2007 in Milan, Italy. Mr. Ziglar will participate on a four-person cross-sector panel, entitled "The Future of Identification: CEO Vision", where he will share his vision regarding the challenges involved in integrating biometrics into global identity management and security systems.
Cross Match also will be represented on the Electronic Passport Forum on November 28, 2007 by Dr. Andreas Wolf, Vice President Border Control Solutions. Dr. Wolf will discuss how standards lead the way to global e-passport interoperability.
"Automatic identification technology has become pervasive in everyday life and represents a fundamental building block of every information and communication system in the public and commercial sectors, both domestically and internationally"
Interrogation quarters included
Ministers plan to force all adults to travel miles at their own expense to fingerprint scanning units so their details can go onto an identity card database. From 2009, everyone will have to attend one of 69 "interview centres", whose locations are revealed today for the first time.
Fingerprinting the EU ( Ed: England - US endeavors )
"Britain would be expected to contribute all the details held by police."
The sensitive information it contains could be shared with third parties, such as US law enforcement authorities
"Eurosceptics criticized them as the trappings of a super-state, while some of Europes most ardent supporters complained of a threat to civil liberties."
"Skin Deep" by Linda Sargent
Hand and Iris scans paving the way for the MOB
Biometric ID better than a number -Amal Graafstra
Ed: Amal thinks this is not a government agenda ( history does not confirm that opinion )
" Personally, I still think this is a moot point as biometric systems get better at detecting fakes and eliminating false positives. It is much easier to identify people based on facial structure, chemical scent, finger print, iris scans, and eventually real-time DNA scans than to get them to concent to an implant proceedure, and it is infinately easier to enroll people in these types of programs sometimes without their even knowing it.
People in the UK are tracked all the time using facial recognition via the huge network of city-wide video cameras, even though the people being tracked have never surrendered their picture to the system......
"So, the best way for his[ Silverman] controversial product to get to market in the US is to work with the government to ensure the government can enforce implantation programs on non-US citizens who want to enter and work in the US.
Biometric ATMs -- enabling a police state -- Kim Nimmo
In a day not too far off in the future, fingerprint analysis, iris recognition, voice recognition or combinations of these technologies will come to the rescue. DieBold, the friendly voting machine folks, are working on this for us. Standard Bank in South Africa has fingerprint verification ATMs manufactured by DieBold in use and the company is fast at work figuring out what technology works the best. Once they do, you may see biometric ATMs in your neighborhood
According to Citibank, biometric ATMs "have been tailored to meet the needs of the under-banked, lower income segment" and will feature "voice-enabled navigation facility aimed at illiterate customers," Moneycontrol reports. "Citibank plans to establish a network of 25 to 35 such ATMs within a year," for now in Mumbai and Hyderabad
Of course, this gets the "tech-savvy consumer" prepared for biometric technology everywhere, not only at the airport but the grocery store and bank. Biometric will connect to every possible aspect of life that requires a transaction or security requirement.
Its a small step from a biometric ATM card to a subdermal microchip.
Seems Applied Digital is positioned to cash in on the coming electronic panopticon,"a police state characterized by omniscient surveillance and
mechanical law enforcement,[ Ed: automated ] " as Charlie Stross characterizes it.
Applied Digital, Citibank, Disney, and other corporate behemoths may attempt to sell us on biometric convenience and safety, but the eventual use of these technologies will ultimately fall in the domain of surveillance and control.
"Surveillance need not even stop at our skin," with the collection of fingerprints and iris scans, Stross notes, because "the ability to monitor our speech and track our biological signs (for example: pulse, pupillary dilation, or possibly hormone and neurotransmitter levels) may lead to attempts to monitor thoughts as well as deeds. What starts with attempts to identify paedophile predators before they strike may end with discrimination against people believed to be at risk of 'addictive behaviorhowsoever that might be definedor of harboring anti-social attitudes," for instance disagreeing with the government.
"A Panopticon Singularity [ Ed: all pervasive ID finder ] is the logical outcome if the burgeoning technologies of the singularity[ Ed: targeting individuals ] are funneled into automating law enforcement. Previous police states were limited by manpower, but the panopticon singularity substitutes technology, and ultimately replaces human conscience with a brilliant but merciless prosthesis."
[ Ed: arbitrary; without mercy , or extenuating circumstances; unreasonable ]
It will not take another forty years to realize the panopticon singularityit is right around the corner, beginning with the Real ID Act in 2008, a biometric scheme approved by our wonderful "representatives" that will be implemented and supervised by the Orwellian Ministry of Homeland Security, a massive federal bureaucratic boondoggle created to protect us from non-existent "al-Qaeda" terrorists.
It makes perfect sense Real ID was slipped into a $82 billion military spending bill.
In Philip K. Dicks short story, Minority Report, set in 2054, as realized by Steven Spielberg in his 2002 film, everyone is automatically
[ Ed: without knowledge or consent ] eye-scanned and tracked in public, thus not only allowing the police state to keep tabs on every individual, but also target them for odious marketing efforts. It is a prefect marriage of corporations and the state, both fascist in character, as Mussolini described fascism as corporatism and vice versa.
the reality of a biometrically scanned and chipped future is almost too hellish to imagine, far worse than anything Steven Spielberg could possibly dream up
"GeoSlavery" ... workforce monitoring
Biometrics expert Jim Wayman, who consults for the U.S., British and Australia governments, said mobile phones and credit cards were the "No. 1 enemies" for workers worried about geoslavery, not biometrics" ...
He said monitoring computer and phone usage were the "tools by which an employer would seek to enslave the workforce -- it would not be done through biometrics
The survey of 526 U.S. companies also showed 36 percent of employers track computer content, keystrokes and time spent at the keyboard, while half store and review employees' computer files and 55 percent retain and review e-mail messages
Biometric ID for US military
Freeland, WA, USA, October 26, 2006 -- The United States Military Central Command is deploying soldiers to Iraq with the latest technology in biometric security to secure their personal and private information. Commanders at CENTCOM are distributing the BioCert(r) ClipBio(tm) Pro 1GB fingerprint flash drives to soldiers being deployed to Iraq.
US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and other coalition forces are using the ClipBio Pro as shown on the BioCert(r) ClipBio Pro Website to secure their personal communications with their families, personal files, create, store and email documents and to store confidential information all protected with their fingerprints. The BioCert ClipBio Pro is designed to secure up to 1Gigabyte of information with a simple swipe of your finger.
Unlike previous generations, today's soldiers have the ability to communicate from the field via the Internet with their families through the use of email, video email and other high tech methods on a regular basis. In years past, these messages from loved ones in the battlefield used to take months to get from a combat zone to the recipient. Now they take nano-seconds.
Todays soldier can carry everything they need to do everything they would normally do with a PC, all in under 2 ounces - in the palm of their hand for under a hundred dollars. Members of every branch of service are carrying their ClipBio Pro with them in the field." claims James Childers - CEO of Artemis Solutions Group, makers of the BioCert ClipBio Pro Flash Drives
but also to conduct other personal business such as balancing the checkbook, budgeting, checking or repairing their credit report, online banking and all of the other activities that they would perform on their PC at home.
Identity management ; Biometrics
Titaniam Access Control
Titanium's state-of-the-art face recognition system will be instituted in all access points where every individual entering the premises will have their facial landscape verified against the pre-registered database. To ensure the highest degree of security, the solution will be used in conjunction with a personal smart card for all participants. The whole transaction is required to be completed in less than 3 seconds.
"We view this as a golden opportunity for us, as meetings of this type are also held in thousands of other cities in China. http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=203600
Used for : Civil ID
Access Control / Attendance
Device / System Access
Biometric markets addressed in the Report include the following:
Law Enforcement ; Military
State and Municipal Government ; National Government
Financial Services ; Retail
Gaming and Hospitality
High-Tech and Telecom
Gen. Dynamic Vein-scan, ROME
Many governments around the world are using smart cards with embedded biometrics as IDs for homeland security and other purposes. In the United States, smart-card computer chips typically contain fingerprints and facial photographs. Several countries are testing an array of newer biometrics, including those based on patterns in irises, retinas, veins in fingers and palms, hand geometry, 3-D facial images, voice, gait, odor and ear shape
Fingers are first
Of all the biometric technologies used widely today, the most popular is the fingerprint scan, said Al Vrancart, industry adviser for Princeton, N.J., trade group International Card Manufacturers Association.
Fingerprint biometrics are accurate, inexpensive and adaptable for one-time or multiple usage, he said. http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/21_10/cover-stories/28640-1.html
BioCertŪ product line the BioCertŪ ClipBio™ Pro 1GB Secure Fingerprint Flash Drive.
Secured using AES 128 bit encryption, the secure partition of the BioCertŪ ClipBio™ Pro 1GB is only accessible when an authorized user swipes their fingerprint over the BioPrintŪ Sensor through the included Odyssey™ software
Our BioCertŪ ClipBio™ Pro 1GB Flash Drive is designed to allow only authorized individuals to have access to your encrypted data stored on the secure partition. Customers have to authenticate their identity with a swipe of their fingerprint on the sensor. The ClipBio Pro is automatically recognized by PCs running the Windows XP operating system and the secure partition is only visible once the user is authenticated
The BioCert ClipBio and the new to be released iQBioDrive™ thwarts the would-be thieves and secures this confidential data with biometric security states James Childers CEO of Artemis Solutions Group (iQBio, Inc.)
Produced in conjunction with Symwave Corporation of San Diego California, the BioCert ClipBio Pro is powered by the Symwave BioPrint SW6888 swipe fingerprint IC.(www.symwave.com) -
SW6888 swipe sensor from Symwave including a 100GB iQBioDrive™ Secure Portable Storage™ Drive, desktop fingerprint sensor, integrated keyboard and optical mouse for PC Login, drive,
( www.clipbio.com. .... (www.iQBio.com) - ASG (www.artemis-usa.com)
is file and folder encryption and single sign on (SSO) password capabilities for applications and websites. These products already in development and testing phases are expected to be released late Q2 or early Q3 2006.
VIDEO included :
Biometrics ID System Debuts At Orlando Airport -- "CLEAR"
Those passengers who pay $80 a year to join the traveler pilot program called "Clear" register by computer either at home or at the airport and give their biometric data at an airport kiosk resembling an oversize ATM machine.
The information is then submitted to the Transportation Security Administration. If the passengers are approved, they get a baby blue translucent card that holds a computer chip containing their fingerprints and iris image for quick identity verification
Registered Traveler Program http://www.flyclear.com
They also earn the right to go through a separate, quicker security lane as soon as July, although they still will need to pass shoeless through an airport metal detector.
MidEast National ID -- ABIS Identix --
Identix' ABIS(TM) biometric data-mining platform and search engines
ABIS provides a biometric knowledge discovery platform that enables users to harness the powerful identification and security tools encompassed in the unique physical characteristics of each individual that are inherent in biometrics.
facial recognition and skin biometric technology
We are seeing significantly increased opportunities throughout the world for large-scale biometric data-mining capabilities," said Identix President & CEO Dr. Joseph J. Atick. "Countless databases totaling hundreds of millions of biometric images exist across the world today. Nations are realizing at the highest levels of government that the ability to tap into this information can potentially provide a powerful tool towards heightened national security, as well as for regulating critical internal programs
Atick continued. "Identix is the only company to fuse face and skin biometrics into a single powerful offering
Identix' internal tests utilizing FaceIt G6 have demonstrated that for most data image populations - including the databases utilized in the latest US government Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT 2002) - the typical Correct Match Rate (CMR) increases substantially.
Facial Recognition : VeriLook by Fulcrum
Fulcrum : VeriFinger
Fulcrum : FingerCell Embedded
It's those databases !
The purpose of the conference is to harmonize human and facility resources between clients and supplier (I.D.ology Labs and/or Globe Staff Consulting). ....
However, when those same citizens are polled on the question of how their personal information will be managed in a large national database they quickly become negative sighting the real potential for abuse as they also believe that a National ID card will very rapidly become a National Medical card, credit card, Driver's license, and Passport etc. This mixing of database history in a large national database that can be accessed by all service contributors has resulted in wide spread disapproval of the concept.
They store your mathematical fingerprint on your ID card
What makes the proposed biometric technology that Sure Trace has targeted for acquisition so attractive is that it does not require a back-end database to store fingerprint images, as images are stored in an alphanumeric encryption code on a tiny computer chip on the card itself. This not only eliminates concerns expressed by the public with respect to privacy but also significantly reduces the cost of the overall system, as a large national database is not required. All that is required is the cardholder and simple and inexpensive power source much like commonly used magnetic card readers found in many retail operations globally. Existing readers can be easily and cheaply retrofitted to accommodate the new technology
We see large-scale demand on a global basis and that this demand will continue to grow rapidly."
Ed. note: Maybe it doesn't need a back-end database for strictly ID checking, however when verichip is added to the mix ( required on the right hand or forehead) , all databases become available.
Since two formats will be required for authentication , verification and validation, then VeriChip will be there to open Pandora's Box.
Biometric ID cards tested around the country
Government -worker ID card
A biometric identification card being tested at 34 of the nation's ports of entry may become the government-worker identification card of the future.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential
TSA officials say they hope TWIC will reduce the need for multiple cards being used by truckers and other workers in charge of transporting material.
Here's how TWIC works: Workers enroll in an account with either their employer or the locations they will access. During the enrollment process, applicants need to show valid forms of identification such as a driver's license or passport. Their names are crosschecked with various terrorist databases, most notably TSA's "no fly list" (search). Workers cleared for enrollment have their fingerprints and photograph taken, then their credential is issued. The card is swiped through a reader at the given facility, and if the credential is approved, the worker can gain access.
National Biometric Security Project ( Michael Yura ) D.C and W. Virginia --NBSP
Another tester in the United States, the National Biometrics Security Project (NBSP), was formed shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks. The private, nonprofit organization is a collaboration between academia, industry, and government for biometrics testing, says Dr. Michael T. Yura, senior vice president for the groups West Virginia operation. Yura compares NBSP to Underwriters Laboratories, the U.S.-based not-for-profit product safety testing organization that bestows the UL seal of approval on many products. "We make sure that the vendors systems do what they say they do," Yura says.
NBSP was incorporated in January 2002 and has offices in Washington,
D.C., and in West Virginia, where the state
university is an academic partner.
The group is funded partly by government agencies, but also accepts contract work, Yura says.
The goal is to ensure that new biometrics programs are accepted by citizens
International Association for Biometrics ( IAfB) http://www.afb.org.uk/
European Biometric Forum http://www.eubiometricforum.com/
Technology driven Global Economy -- John D. Rockefeller 4 (Jay)
Inside ID http://www.insideid.com/
Fingerprint biometric systems generally work by reducing the image of a print to a template, a mathematic algorithm that gets stored in a database and can be checked when the person returns for later scans. In applications like the biometric lockers, the print itself is not stored or sent to authorities.
However, prints are being run through terrorist watch lists in the biggest deployment of biometrics yet the federal government's new system for tracking foreign travelers.
Other pay-by-fingerprint systems, including one tested several years ago at a McDonald's in Fresno, Calif., haven't met with much enthusiasm.
But that could change now that credit card fraud and identity theft have emerged as bigger problems, said Dean Douglas, a services vice president at IBM Corp., which is handling the back-end technology for Piggly Wiggly's finger-scanning system.
"Within the next five to 10 years," Douglas predicted, "we're going to see biometrics play an increasingly large part of consumer transactions." [ meaning the 666 Mark of the Beast for all financial transactions]
Biometric Identification systems
Paying with Thumbprint -- .."BioPay"
Customers at Fox Mill Pets can pay for the doggy in the window by placing a thumb on a fingerprint scanner at the register.
The scanner is connected to a computer, which analyzes the print. Because thumbprints are unique, the computer can match the print to a customer and deduct the price of the puppy from that customer's checking account.
Trials, such as Fox Mill Pets' partnership with biometrics firm BioPay, may prove otherwise. Eleven Food 4 Less stores in the Midwest and three Kroger grocery stores in Texas are trying fingerprint scanners, as are other shops.
It improves productivity, reduces operating costs, improves cash flow and lowers fraud," says Ron Smith, CEO of
Biometric Access, which makes fingerprint systems similar to the one at Fox Mill Pets. "It puts the 'express' in 'express lane.' " Pay By Touch is another player in the market.
Emerging Technology http://www.usatoday.com/tech/bonus/2003-11-17-emerging-tech.htm
U.are.U Digital Persona (logon verification)
ISL Biometrics has installed fingerprint-recognition technology at over 60 British hospitals, McDermott said.
Some 11,000 National Health Service employees must press their finger to a tiny finger pad on a computer before gaining access to patient information or physical access to the prescription drugs ward, he added.
McDermott said privately held company ISL Biometrics has begun working with large banks and retailers interested in an extra layer of security for the growing number of transactions that take place on the Internet and other data networks. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=569&ncid=738&e=1&u=/nm/20031015/tc_nm/tech_biometrics_dc
Paying Bills with the Blink of an eye
Veriprint 2100 Biometric ID
At Comdex/Spring, Southern California-based Biometric Identification introduced Veriprint 2100, a self-contained fingerprint and verification device. Rather than using the conventional method of scanning "points" on the finger print image, Veriprint 2100 uses a patented ridge recognition algorithm to verify the accuracy of a print image. The unit, which can allow employee access or track employee attendance, includes a fully programmable processor, a 32-character display, and a 12-digit keypad.
The company also showcased its embedded
biometric system to OEMs. Its silicon-based MV1100
technology will be available to companies hoping to control
access and to increase security. Whether you're securing access
to your credit card, computer, cellular phone or your automobile,
this technology will ultimately give consumers added security and
SmartCards and bio-technology
Ashcroft confers on anti-terror laws
Facial Recognition System for U.S. airports
Face ID more acceptable since Sept. 11-2001 (Visionics)
DMV and in airports
Biometric Access Corporation's SecureTouch-n-Pay
Brings Enhanced Transaction Processing to Kroger Grocery Stores, Texas
at Point of Sale (POS)
Identix, Inc. Empowered Identification
Identix and INS Scans
Identix and Face Recognition : Image Ware ....Face ID (TM)