Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Webcamming your ID: Good thing or bad? - Technolog on msnbc.com


A patent-pending technology turns your webcam into an instant ID reader, which its makers say is a good thing if you don't want to fax in your ID when a business asks for verification that you are who you say you are. But it could also be a bad thing if you don't want the info on that ID stored somewhere "for future reference."

Jumio, a company that last summer introduced Netswipe, a way to use webcams as instant credit card readers, has now announced Netverify, which incorporates the same technology into using cameras on laptops, desktops, tablets and mobile phones for instant ID captures.

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