There’s a lot of confusion around the Internet about the FBI’s recently announced idHSC program (seen by some as ldHSC), where you can voluntarily submit your fingerprints at the post office (USPS) to find out what agencies have associated with your fingerprints. Here’s the real info.
Canvas fingerprinting has been on the news a lot lately, described as the alternative to Internet tracking cookies that is impossible to turn off. But it’s actually not that hard to block canvas fingerprinting.
Mere days after Apple released the iPhone 5s, with its new “Touch ID” fingerprint identity sensor scanner, the Chaos Computer Club announced that it had “successfully bypassed the biometric security of Apple’s TouchID using easy everyday means”. But does this mean the fingerprint recognition technology is useless? We say not.