The Veins In Your Hand Are The Next Target For Dystopian Biometric ID Scanning

Forget face, iris, and fingerprint biometric scans. Are you ready for the veins in your body to be “photographed,” cataloged, and made available to – in reality, eventually, or soon enough – who knows who, who knows for what purpose, depending on circumstances/price, at any point in time? You’re probably not, but there is a Switzerland-based biometrics startup called Global ID that is certainly ready to provide a way of collecting that – very – personal data. And the company says – now is your turn to believe it, of course – that the (sole) purpose is to authenticate systems and enterprise access control methods. But how many “innovative” methods of performing this same task do we actually need? Don’t we already have “IT admins” controlling every employees’ computer, locked down? What we do know right now is that Global ID is not toiling alone, on the margins. To help this effort along, the US has recently approved two patents for technology that its makers say is created for the purpose of said system authentication – via finger-veins. Let’s look at what Global ID has in store for the world, should its approved patents work out. One – US2023094432 – is about “storing vein biometrics on the chip of an ‘electronic identity object’.” A lot of people who know what they’re looking at, when they look at the overall tech industry today, justly don’t like centralization – of pretty much anything. It’s just inherently dangerous. “The match would be carried…The Veins In Your Hand Are The Next Target For Dystopian Biometric ID Scanning