As if face, fingerprints, and iris scan weren’t enough for Identification. Now the Vietnamese government wants its citizens DNA too.

  • RBG
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    282 months ago

    Uh, wow. Dystopian as fuck. What exactly do they think this is needed for? Also, they just collect some material or are they sequencing every single sample? How deep are they sequencing? This is going to be expensive. Maybe its to get people to not get passports anymore? I don’t know, makes no sense.

    • @Lmaydev@programming.dev
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      02 months ago

      If you ignore the privacy issues having everyone use biometrics for everything would massively cut down on fraud.

      I’m not advocating for it at all. But you can’t deny it would ruin a lot of scams.

      • Radical Dog
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        82 months ago

        Not really, except for where they re-take your biometrics to confirm. More often, biometrics get turned into digital info which can’t be changed. If a scammer gets your DNA biometric, tough shit, you’re now unable to change it and deny the scammer access. It is a huge boon for some forms of fraud.

        • @Lmaydev@programming.dev
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          If they’re checking against DNA they’ll need to present your DNA for those checks.

          You wouldn’t be able to do anything with a signed DNA code right?

          You can’t change your DNA anyway haha but you could rotate the key it’s signed with I guess.

      • @EngineerGaming@feddit.nl
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        22 months ago

        Nah, the scammers would use a bum from the street to register. Or buy stolen data, like people already do with ID scans.

      • @DoucheBagMcSwag@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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        22 months ago

        The loss of their brutal regime via revolution is worth it.

        It’s obvious they are scared and want to keep the public in check and want to make sure that any online dissidents can be instantly identified for subjugation or execution