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By Joseph Pugliese

Biometric applied sciences, similar to finger- or facial-scan, are being deployed throughout quite a few social contexts as a way to facilitate and warrantly id verification and authentication. within the post-9/11 international, biometric applied sciences have skilled a rare interval of development as issues approximately safeguard and screening have elevated. This booklet analyses biometric structures when it comes to the appliance of biopolitical strength – company, army and governmental – at the human physique. It deploys cultural concept in reading the style during which biometric applied sciences represent the physique as a objective of surveillance and as a data-information item. The publication thereby offers a entire review and important research of either the neighborhood and worldwide ramifications of biometric applied sciences.

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