Biometrics

  • Is that really you?

    (this page is part of the Family Guide to Digital Freedom, 2007 edition. Please do read that introduction to know more about the Guide, especially if you mean to comment this page. Thanks) In a digital world, complete and real anonymity online is a mere illusion unless you take a lot of steps, including several ones which may very likely be illegal or not allowed by the contracts offered by any Internet Access Provider.
  • (this page is part of the Family Guide to Digital Freedom, 2007 edition. Please do read that introduction to know more about the Guide, especially if you mean to comment this page. Thanks) You are a password. Always the same Originally, biometrics was that branch of science which performed statistical analysis of biological characteristics. Later on, the word started to indicate any technique for identifying people, with a computer, against unique physical characteristics like fingerprints, voice or retina.