iPhone Biometrics

Dozens of police departments around the country will soon begin using iPhones to identify criminals and suspects. The Mobile Offender Recognition and Information System, or MORIS, snaps onto an iPhone to acquire retinal scans and face scans that can be quickly compared to a database of criminal photos. The technique is said to be much more accurate than traditional finger-printing technologies. Some privacy advocates are concerned that the technology may be abused.
Police to begin iPhone iris scans amid privacy concerns [Reuters]