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."

Following recent reports of facial recognition technology being misused, The Biometrics Institute is urging law enforcement agencies, border management agencies…

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U.S. Senators propose $2.2B bill to maintain AI leadership

The U.S. Government could spend $2.2 billion on advancing artificial intelligence over the next five years if a new law…

 

CBP rules bar airlines from using Biometric Exit data for advertising

Airlines using facial recognition as part of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency’s (CBP’s) Biometric Exit program are contractually…

 

OmniVision launches sensor for Windows Hello facial recognition on 2-in-1 laptops

OmniVision Technologies has launched a new image sensor for 2-in-1 convertible laptops to provide greater accuracy for infrared (IR) Windows…

 

Card vendors seek higher margins with biometrics as India and U.S. adopt contactless payments

Embedded biometric technology is one of the key next-generation form factors for payment cards vendors are focused on to stop…

 

Revenues rising and cost reduction on track for NEXT Biometrics

NEXT Biometrics has reported revenues of NOK 27.5 million (roughly US$3.2 million) in its first fiscal quarter of 2019 for…

 

Tonga digital identity plan granted $4.65M by World Bank

Tonga is set to receive a $4.65 million grant from the World Bank to improve the country’s capacity for digital…

 

Marines run simulations to evaluate new biometric systems

A group of U.S. Marines and civilians recently participated in tactical exercises in rural Indiana to evaluate a pair of…

 

IDEMIA files motion for Judicial Review of Kenyan National Assembly censure

IDEMIA has formally filed a motion for a substantive Judicial Review by Kenya’s High Court of the decision by the…

 

ICE seeks proposals for biometric tracking tech as alternative to immigrant detention

Immigrants in the U.S. could be tracked with biometric technology or GPS monitoring instead of being detained in government facilities,…

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