Hi-tech 'threat' to private life

Tuesday, 27 March 2007, 1:27 AM EST

Bombs triggered by the presence of people with specific biometric traits may soon be feasible, warns a report. Written by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the report looks at how technology is eroding personal privacy.

It shows how abuse of technology can expose people to harm by, for instance, terrorists crafting bombs that use the biometric data stored on passports to target specific nationalities.

At the BBC.

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