- Signature checkers. Free, John; Antonoff, Michael // Popular Science;Oct92, Vol. 241 Issue 4, p46
Gives details on a new technology--signature verification--that exploits the unique way everyone signs their names. Demonstration of the technology; Possible applications.
- A fledgling technology. // Newsweek;4/15/1985, Vol. 105 Issue 15, p88
Biometrics is an example of a fledgling technology that identifies people through their physical characteristics--anything from the blood-vessel patterns on the backs of their eyeballs, to the way they sign their names. It is a powerful new tool in law enforcement. In a few years biometrics...
- Fingerprint facts. // BioScience;Nov90, Vol. 40 Issue 10, p799
Summarizes a report on the use and history of fingerprints. Early classification systems; Diagnostic uses.
- Child identification kits to be provided. // Clarendon Enterprise (TX);5/3/2007, Vol. 18 Issue 20, p5
The article reports on the partnership between the Donley County Child Welfare Board and the Donley County Sheriff's Department to provide child identification kits for children in Donley County, Texas.
- Guard your Social Security number with your life. Smith, R.E. // Consumers' Research Magazine;Dec91, Vol. 74 Issue 12, p20
Comments on the many reasons not to give out one's Social Security number. Intense debates about the possibility that the Social Security number (SSN) could become a de facto national identifier; How to become exempt from being required to have an SSN; Crimes committed with SSNs; Who can use...
- Eye I.D. Kantrowitz, Barbara; Tanaka, Jennifer // Newsweek;8/22/1994, Vol. 124 Issue 8, p10
Reveals that two scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have devised a way to identify people by patterns in the colored part of the eye, the iris. Why the device is hard to fool.
- 1,000 Unidentified Bodies: Cold Case Review Launched. // ConVerse;Sep2010, p19
The article reports that police officers have launched a cold case review using the latest forensic techniques which could identify more than 1,000 bodies found across England and Wales.
- Foolproof ID lock. // U.S. News & World Report;12/17/84, Vol. 97 Issue 25, p76
Open a lock with your body. A person's voice and touch are among traits being used to establish identification that cannot be faked. Will personal rights be infringed by electronic intrusion? The success of these devices depends on the cooperation of the user.
- The case for national ID verification standards. Vartanian, Thomas P. // American Banker;9/24/1997, Vol. 162 Issue 184, p14
Opinion. Explores the need for a national identification verification standards in the United States. Proposals on the use of digital certificates to combat fraud in electronic commerce; Efforts of Congress to address identity verification in the context of immigration and employment...
- Attempts to identify culprits may not be in `vein'. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;02/01/97, Vol. 156 Issue 3, p340
Reports on the use of vein patterns on the back of the hands for identification purposes. Impact on credit card and cash dispensing crimes; Development of a scanner for vein print map identification; Advantages.