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Trying to disguise your identity? Hide your ears!
Posted by Jennifer Spiller on September 11, 2020
Just like fingerprints, no two ears are alike. There are many ridges and contours that set our ears apart. Technology has been around since the 1960s to identify ear characteristics, but now security groups and law enforcement have access to a system that can work with a variety of cameras (including cell phone cameras) to help differentiate individual ears. And although some people will cut their hair or wear contacts to avoid detection, changing the shape of the ears requires more effort. Future applications of the technology could include passport and securing clearance.