Archive for the ‘Biometrics’ Category

More Disney: How does Mickey fingerprint me?

November 16, 2017

The tech behind biometric fingerprints
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Note: We’ve been doing an amusement park case in my current course.  So, we’re reprising a post from the archives.
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In prior posts, I gushed over the technology applications at Disney World … and recounted the plausible explanations for why Mickey digitally records guests’ fingerprints when then enter the park.

Ostensibly, the purpose is fraud protection – keeping folks from passing along their partially used tickets for reuse.

Of course, there are other sorts of uses for digital fingerprints (e.g. catching bad guys) … and ways that the information can be misused.

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With my curiosity aroused, I did some digging re: digital fingerprints.

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More Disney: How does Mickey fingerprint me?

March 30, 2017

The tech behind biometric fingerprints

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In prior posts, I gushed over the technology applications at Disney World … and recounted the plausible explanations for why Mickey digitally records guests’ fingerprints when then enter the park.

Ostensibly, the purpose is fraud protection – keeping folks from passing along their partially used tickets for reuse.

Of course, there are other sorts of uses for digital fingerprints (e.g. catching bad guys) … and ways that the information can be misused.

clip_image002

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With my curiosity aroused, I did some digging re: digital fingerprints.

(more…)