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Articles By Alessandro Mascellino

Alessandro Mascellino is a freelance multimedia journalist focusing on emerging technologies. His work has been featured on The Independent, The Mirror Online, and The Sun, among others. Alessandro is also the author of TÉKUNI, a newsletter about technology in Japan.

 

Explainer: What is a biometric passport?

Also called ePassports or digital passports, biometric passports differ from older types of IDs in that they have an embedded…

 

OCR Labs, ID.me, IDnow, Idex Biometrics announce new executives

Businesses operating in the busy biometrics and digital ID markets have recently unveiled new executive hires to expand the reach…

 

SITA signs $400M revolving line of credit to develop biometrics

Biometrics vendor SITA has signed a $400 million inaugural three year-plus revolving credit line that is linked to the company’s…

 

Carnegie Mellon draft policy would allow biometric surveillance on campus

Campus police would be allowed to use biometric surveillance on campus for criminal investigations under a new draft policy. The…

 

iProov, CyberLink, Shufti Pro each chosen for biometric verification of remote transactions

Biometric solution providers have unveiled a series of new customer sign-ups, all focused on user verification for either cryptocurrency, gaming…

 

Transforming air travel in India with Digi Yatra and Amadeus software

Passenger aviation in India is on track to use more biometric technology. The country’s planned largest airport, Noida, currently under…

 

China develops face biometrics, AI tool to test Party member loyalty

New research from the Hefei Comprehensive National Science Center hints at the development of a new biometric device allegedly capable…

 

Lovelace Institute calls for stiff regulation covering biometric data in US

UK-based tech research and advocacy organization The Ada Lovelace Institute has posted a critique of biometrics oversight in America, written…

 

RecFaces partners to develop face biometric solutions in Southeast Asia

Dubai-based facial recognition vendor RecFaces is partnering with security systems firm T-Sign Solution aimed at developing face biometrics applications in…

 

Native face biometrics still a maybe at Google. Maybe Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7… Pixel 17?

Google may still be working on face biometrics unlocking for the Pixel 6 Pro, according to 9to5Google. According to the…

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