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Biometrics in the New World: The Cloud, Mobile Technology and Pervasive Identity

Julian Ashbourn

Format: Hardcover

Language: English

Pages: 236

Publisher: Springer; 2014 edition (February 20, 2014)

ISBN: 3319041584

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 8.9 MB

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This book takes a fresh look at biometrics and identity management, extending the dialogue beyond technical considerations, and exploring some of the broader societal and philosophical aspects surrounding the use of biometric applications. Features: presents a brief history of the development of biometrics, and describes some of the popularly held misconceptions surrounding the technology; investigates the challenges and possibilities of biometrics across third party infrastructures and on mobile computing devices; provides guidance on biometric systems design; explores the mechanisms necessary to enable identity intelligence, including logging mechanisms, data communications and data formats; discusses such usage issues as collaboration frameworks, and messaging and data translation; examines the impact of biometric technologies on society, covering issues of privacy and user factors; reviews the current situation in identity management, and predicts where these trends may take us in the future.

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