Even parents of identical twins have trouble telling their children apart. But how similar are monozygotic twins really? Biometric identification systems may provide some answers.
Facial recognition technology is taking hold in China, while in Europe it's considered a sign of a looming surveillance state. DW's Frank Sieren thinks there might be a happy medium.
The social media giant Facebook will have to go to court over its "tag suggestions" tool after a US judge approved a class action lawsuit against the company. The company has been grappling with a privacy crisis.
Compulsory fingerprinting in ID cards are aimed at countering terrorism in the bloc. A media report suggests the EU Commission will propose the measure as part of its security concept on Tuesday.
Privacy activists hate the idea of using biometric ID software in public places. But DW's Jefferson Chase says that it's better to test whether it can help prevent terrorism and major crime than to reject it out of hand.
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