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The book of science

Tom Sharp

Nehemiah Grew biometrics

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Dactyloscopy

Loop, whorl, and arch

Introduction of biometrics has proceeded slowly. Fingerprinting has been used for tracking criminals; it is not widely accepted that everyone should be fingerprinted. Token-based and knowledge-based identification systems have not raised the same privacy issues and fears of authoritarian control, although I have known people who did not want their children to be issued social security numbers.

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