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[SINGAPORE] Visitors to the showroom of security technology company Morpho in the Parisian suburbs might feel somewhat unnerved.

Once their fingerprint details, facial and eye structures are stored inside Morpho's system (which it assures will be deleted after the trial), being identified is a piece of cake.

Swipe your fingers over a sensor without touching it, and your passport details appear on a screen. Look in a camera and the image of your iris is captured within a second. Once categorised as a suspicious individual, Morpho's face screener can pick you out from a crowd.

"We have the technology to identify people or goods, to make sure you're really the person you pretend to be," said Olivier...

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