Pentagon Wants Smartphone Biometric Scanning Tool

The Pentagon wants soldiers to be able to scan people’s faces, eyes and thumbs with their smartphones

That’s why the Department of Defense has inked a $3 million deal with California-based tech company AOptix, to develop its “Smart Mobile Identity System,” as first reported by Wired's Military blog Danger Room

AOptix is working on a tool that can be added to a regular smartphone and turn it into a device that can scan eyes, thumbs, voices, and faces. “They’ve asked us, based on what they’ve seen of our product, to work on some more specific needs and requirements for DoD,” Chuck Yort, AOptix’s vice president for identity solutions, told Wired.



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