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an impression taken of the indents present on the finger tips. These have been used in the detection of crime since before the Fingerprint Bureau at Scotland Yard was established in 1901, relying on the hypothesis that no two people have the same fingerprint. The first conviction was secured in 1902. The process works by comparing distinctive features of the suspect print with a print found at the scene of the crime. Palm prints were used in 1931. In 2002 it was accepted that ear print evidence might be admissible but that scientific misgiving meant that it could be subject to critical cross-examination. The process is now computerized. See e.g. AUTOMATED FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (AFIS). While the roots of the use of fingerprints are in criminal investigation, computerization means that the same concept and technology can be used for basic civilian identification purposes, even secure use of personal equipment.
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Syed Masud ul Hassan said that why thumb impressions were taken on ballot papers if ECP lacked means of finger prints verification in the disputed constituencies.
That of course would sound really cool and seem really safe for today's young generation, but I recently came across a real life situation when the finger print lock and iris recognition ended up being a curse and major problem for the family and police who were trying to open the phone and laptop of a murder victim.
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The suggested an association between finger print pattern and blood group.
From 19 February 2015, customers of both RBS and NatWest will be the first of any UK-based bank to be able to login to their mobile banking app with just their finger print. Using Apple's new Touch ID fingerprint sensor, customers of the banks who have an iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, will be able to access their mobile banking app within seconds as the technology recognises the customer's unique finger print, removing the need for remembering a passcode.
EMKA BioLock provides for the first time unique finger print technology stored and processed in the handle on the cabinet with an “Indisputable Audit Trail” to protect valuable data.
According to a police official working with the Delhi Finger Print Bureau, the police of several countries use this chamber for investigative purpose.
According to Cnet, the free app initially 'enrolls' a person's fingerprint by taking two photos of a finger and every time one needs to unlock the phone, they need to place the finger exactly the same way within an onscreen oval, and wait for the app to match it with the 'enrolled' finger print.
This shortcoming has forced the company to use the finger print scanner instead.