Safran, APD deploy MorphoBIS in the Cloud

MorphoTrak, a subsidiary of Safran Identity & Security, and the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) have successfully deployed MorphoBIS in the Cloud, the flagship offer of the MorphoCloud platform. The MorphoCloud solution provides APD with the latest automated biometric identification system (ABIS) functionality available today in a highly scalable and secure architecture. According to a statement from the company, this marks the first deployment of a criminal ABIS system in a secure commercial cloud environment. Scientists at the Albuquerque Police Metropolitan

Crossmatch introduces latest ten-print mobile fingerprint technology

Crossmatch unveiled its latest ten-print sensor technology that it is designed to further innovate mobile livescan. The new FAP60 thin film transistor (TFT) sensor provides enables law enforcement, military and border management officers to process FBI compliant enrollments and rapid ID checks on a single device, all without the weight and bulk of optical-based sensors. “There are several ten-print devices on the market today that claim to be the lightest and smallest,” said Ben Ball, government market director at Crossmatch.

Local U.S. police use of “stop-and-spit” DNA collection unrestrained

According to an article published by ProPublica, over the last decade, collecting DNA from people who are not charged with, or suspected of any particular crime has become an increasingly routine practice for police in smaller cities in Florida, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. An investigation by the independent, Pulitzer-prizing winning, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest found that smaller police forces within those states have been building “databases of their own, often in partnership with

ACLU against FBI request to access Ohio facial recognition database

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has recommended that the state denies the FBI from accessing its law-enforcement database due to privacy concerns over facial recognition technology, according to a report by AllGov. Public records requests have revealed email exchange between the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and the FBI discussing access to the state’s OHLEG database. In a letter sent Monday to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, the ACLU of Ohio addressed its concerns regarding the FBI’s potential

NEC Australia wins award for facial recognition solution

NEC Australia and the Northern Territory (NT) Police Force were recognized for their facial recognition solution at the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) 2016 iAwards. The pair were awarded the Infrastructure and Platforms Innovation of the Year iAward for the Watch House project, an Australian first facial recognition solution designed, customized and implemented by NEC and the Northern Territory Police. It accurately identifies people being brought into custody in under 10 seconds, in a dramatic speed improvement from standard system

Apple files patent for iPhone security feature that records fingerprint of thieves

In its continuous effort to advance the security features of its devices, Apple recently filed a patent application titled “Biometric Capture for Unauthorized User Identification” that covers “systems and methods for capturing biometric information for identifying unauthorized users,” according to a report by Patently Apple. Originally filed in April and published last week, patent application 20160248769 describes a process designed to identify unauthorized users of computing devices, and more specifically to capture biometric information for identifying unauthorized users. As lead

Unisys study finds law enforcement will lead incorporation of biometrics into wearables

Unisys Corporation has published new research that reveals that law enforcement is expected to lead the incorporation of biometrics into wearable technology. However, as the adoption of biometrics becomes a mainstream practice, privacy concerns regarding the security of biometric data stored in the cloud must be addressed, according to the study. Unisys conducted the survey of 54 biometrics professionals at the Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference in Sydney from May 24 to 26. The study finds that 63 percent of

LIVETOUCH quattro from JENETRIC now FBI-certified

The LIVETOUCH quattro from JENETRIC has been FBI-certified for capturing rolled fingerprints. “Our LIVETOUCH quattro not only has an intelligent, error minimizing algorithm” says Roberto Wolfer, one of the founders and managing directors of JENETRIC. “The integrated user guidance, already simplifying the capture of plain fingerprints, now also supports officers during the roll capture process.” According to a company statement, officers don’t need to divide their attention between the rolled finger and an external screen to control the capture process.

Vision-Box biometric solution used to identify criminals in Brazil

Vision-Box announced that Mato Grosso State in Brazil recently selected the company to design and provide an integrated biographic and biometric enrollment solution to speed up the identification process for criminal suspects. Vision-Box’s vb e-pass portable captures biographic and biometric data in real-time, allowing the Forensic Office of Technical Identification (POLITEC) technicians to capture instant face and profile photos, fingerprints, and digital signature from the prisoners, along with all biographic data registered on their ID cards. In addition, the solution

Bangladesh mobile users only allowed to register 5 SIMs against each NID

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has decreased the maximum number of SIMs that prepaid mobile phone customers can register against their national identity number from 20 SIMs down to just five, according to a report by The Daily Star. Meanwhile, the telecom regulator has not yet placed a limit on post-paid or corporate users, according to an email sent to telecom operators. The Commission previously sent out a notice in June stating that prepaid mobile phone customers could register a