But now that I think of it, I would rather tell someone the password rather than have them take my thumb or my face with them when they left. It is still losing face, but at least not literally.
Man's got a good point there...I'd listen to him.
It sounds to me like an argument for not setting up facial recognition in the first place, so you don't get into a situation where someone wants to grab you by the neck and hold your face to the camera (or chop your fingers off).
BTW, some good questions there, Stoic Joker!
It's more different security. Biometrics are more difficult to crack
Imagine though if Snowden had biometrics set up on his laptop when he got to Russia. It would have taken huge self-control for the FSB not to grab him by the neck and push his face to the camera... Biometrics is the easiest thing to crack when you have the biological specimen in your custody...
P.S. Anyway, sorry, got a bit off topic there. My main point was that this article put too much of a positive spin on the biometric login, without considering some of the pitfalls.