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Al Jazeera – All Hail The Algorithm: #4/5 – Is biometric technology protecting or seriously compromising our privacy?

29/07/2019

The advent of Big Tech and data harvesting has brought a number of factors into sharp focus

Follow Me’: You Can Run But You Can’t Hide

I can unlock my phone with my face, you can access your bank account with your voice and fingerprints are often the key piece of information on a national ID card. All of this – face, voice, fingerprints – they’re our biometrics.

Unique algorithmic measurements of us that are revolutionising the process of identification. But biometrics are far from perfect – their convenience and seeming infallibility comes at a price – most crucially, our privacy.

Join Ali Rae in episode 4 of ‘All Hail The Algorithm’ – a 5 part series exploring the impact of these invisible codes on our everyday lives.

In this episode Ali speaks with researcher Stephanie Hare, Stephano Santoro from Jordan’s World Food Programme, Griff Ferris from UK privacy group Big Brother Watch & British campaigner for children’s rights, Pippa King.

 

 

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