Articles By Chris Burt

Chris Burt is a writer and contributor to Biometric Update. He has also written nonfiction about information technology, dramatic arts, sports culture, and fantasy basketball, as well as fiction about a doomed astronaut. He lives in Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter @AFakeChrisBurt."

 

Microsoft and Amazon under fire over facial recognition technology

Criticism of technology companies based on the applications their facial recognition products are being used for is growing, with Amazon…

 

New South Wales allocates AU$52.6M for national biometric system rollout

The state government of New South Wales has allocated AU$52.6 million (US$38.8 million) over four years, beginning in 2018-2019, to…

 

Signicat integrates Belgian eID itsme to extend digital identity service across Europe

Signicat has partnered with Belgian Mobile ID to integrate the itsme digital identity scheme with its Digital Identity Platform, enabling…

 

Indian IT Minister says Aadhaar saves government millions per year, backs 880 million bank accounts

Indian IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad defended the Aadhaar program at a ministry conference and declined to say what the…

 

Acuant integrates selfie and ID document verification with Experian fraud prevention platform

Acuant is integrating its Assure ID with Experian’s CrossCore to bring its machine learning-powered facial recognition and ID document verification…

 

NEC responds to Australian biometrics services contract termination

NEC has responded to the recent cancelation of its biometric identity services (BIS) contract with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission…

 

Driver’s license photos increasingly used by U.S. police for identification with facial recognition

Police in Hagerstown, Maryland have arrested a robbery suspect identified by comparing a photo from Instagram to the State’s database…

 

Czech bank adopts Nuance voice biometrics for secure and easy contact center authentication

Voice biometrics technology from Nuance Communications has been adopted by the Czech Republic’s largest bank, Česká spořitelna to increase the…

 

Google to open its first Africa AI research center in Ghana

Google has opened an AI research center in Ghana’s capital of Accra, to take advantage of the cities educational ecosystem…

 

European Council receives mandate to develop framework for biometric data interoperability

The Permanent Representatives Committee of the European Council has endorsed a mandate for talks on two regulations to provide a…

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