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U.S. Senator calls on regulators to consider bias in facial recognition and AI

American Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has sent letters to the FBI, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Equal Employment…

 

U.S. House passes bill to expand biometric technology, training, data sharing with foreign partners

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan bill to share biometric technology, training, and data with allied countries…

 

U.S. Department of Defense will invest up to $2 billion in AI research

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will invest up to $2 billion in artificial intelligence…

 

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and CBP unveil new biometric screening system

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, have unveiled a new biometric screening system…

 

Universal Power Industry Corp unit to sell Weibridge facial recognition technology in North America

Universal Power Industry Corporation (UPIN) division Advanced Technology Group has reached a deal with Shanghai Weibridge Network Corp. to be…

 

Hikvision hires lobbyist to fight U.S. government surveillance technology ban

Mercury Public Affairs will represent Hikvision USA under a one-year, $840,000 agreement, to determine the impact of National Defense Authorization…

 

Concerns raised about voting infrastructure security in mid-term elections

In the wake of mounting concerns over the security of the nation’s voting infrastructure during the 2018 midterm elections –…

 

DHS works to strengthen election security on heels of bipartisan legislation

What one congressional observer called, “a day late and a dollar short,” the bipartisan Prevent Election Hacking Act of 2018…

 

West Virginia to offer Voatz biometric voting app statewide for overseas military

Military service personnel from West Virginia serving overseas will be able to vote in the November U.S. midterm elections with…

 

U.S. visitor overstays motivating biometric exit continue gradual decline

The number of suspected in-country overstays by U.S. visitors in 2017 declined to just under 607,000 from just under 629,000…

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