Biometrics leap forward on fingerprint project

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A handful of companies have been rewarded financially for taking the next step in biometrics, the development of expanded fingerprinting processes, says a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

Officials with the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, which is in the office of the director of national intelligence, have announced the winners of the Nail to Nail Fingerprint – “N2N” – Challenge.

The competition aimed to develop and enhance automated methods to capture accurate nail-to-nail fingerprints comparable or better than the existing standards for accuracy, speed and invisible, “latent,” capture accuracy.

Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin earlier reported about the start of the competition to develop a better method of ID.

Fingerprints have been used since ancient times for identification and have been found on clay tablets from Babylon.

These days their use includes as passwords on high-tech devices.

The chase for a better fingerprint and the

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