The 3 Core Types of Biometrics

Biometrics involves taking measurements from humans' bodies, behaviors or both. Then, people can use them for authentication purposes, or to help identify individuals in crowds, for example. Here are the three types of biometrics and some examples of methods that fall under each category. 1. Physiological Biometrics People frequently refer to physiological biometrics as static

Twitter Embraces Censorship, Protecting the Political Elite

Earlier this year, Twitter made headlines—however muted—when it decided to suspend access to Politwoops, an account run by the Sunlight Foundation and overseen by the Open State Foundation (OSF), which stored tweets that U.S. politicians published but subsequently deleted. Fast forward to August, and the social media company—which happens to be struggling on Wall Street—decided