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accepted Should I be afraid of biometric IDs?
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comment Should I be afraid of biometric IDs?
You came in late, after the "Hot Network Questions" viewing frenzy, so you missed out on most of the upvotes. But I'm going to give you the answer credit for giving the most detailed and helpful explanation of the risks. Thanks!
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comment Should I be afraid of biometric IDs?
@D.W. Meta question here
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comment Should I be afraid of biometric IDs?
Submitting for reopen. @D.W. I hear your criticisms, and I acknowledge that according to the "rules", you have a fair point. Nonetheless, I humbly suggest that when a question racks up 2,500 views, 47 upvotes and 6 favorites within 48 hours, the community is saying loud and clear, "This is a good question, and we are also interested to hear what the experts have to say." I therefore submit that this is an occasion to relax the rules somewhat and let the community have what it wants.
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comment Should I be afraid of biometric IDs?
Thanks for your additional comments. In our particular case, they only want to use a photo and two fingerprints. Do you feel that this poses any risk in the event that a future government goes full totalitarian on us?
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revised Should I be afraid of biometric IDs?
Grammar & spelling
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revised Should I be afraid of biometric IDs?
I guess it's not so OT after all :)
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comment Should I be afraid of biometric IDs?
Can you please elaborate on the slogan "Freedom before Fear"? You've given a great rational cost/benefit analysis above, but the final line seems to fall back to an emotional argument. What, specifically, is the "freedom" that you're concerned about losing? And do you not feel that the "fear" of identity theft is a clear and present danger?
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comment Should I be afraid of biometric IDs?
So @Stephane, to be clear, are you saying that the government (or any other entity that has my biometric credentials) will not in fact be able to use those credentials elsewhere, but rather that this just means they'll have a hash to verify my identity?
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comment Should I be afraid of biometric IDs?
That last edit is perhaps the first concrete argument I've heard against the government having your biometric ID. OTOH, wouldn't the same principle allow Company A to log into your account at Bank B using your biometric ID?
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