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By Glynn Cosker
Managing Editor, In Homeland Security

One of the biggest takeaways from last week’s 10th Annual Homeland Security Week conference in Pentagon City, Va., was the fascinating subject of biometrics and the new mobile devices on offer to quickly obtain and analyze personal data from an individual.

Biometrics are technologies that capture and confirm the identity of people by analyzing their physical characteristics and comparing those attributes to records found in a database.

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

It is certainly an interesting time where personal data is increasingly being sucked up everywhere. This is instigated against the general public by governments, thieves and crackers and hackers; and sometimes all of them together simultaneously.

NSA leaks covered the USA but overlook the many more sinister programs in operation by foreign governments.