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Chris Burt is the editor of 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.

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Macy’s blasts ‘legal gamesmanship’ in biometric data privacy suit, seeks dismissal

A lawsuit alleging the use of Clearview AI’s face biometrics service by Macy’s Retail Holdings in violation of the Illinois…

 

Face biometrics systems shut down in Washington, DC and São Paulo, Brazil

The National Capital Region Facial Recognition System (NCRFRILS) operated in the U.S. Capitol will be discontinued due to a new…

 

EAB sets June 6 deadline for Max Snijder biometrics awards applications

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) has pushed back the deadline for the ‘15th European Biometrics Max Snijder, Research, and…

 

Cloudflare launches cryptographic humanity authentication test to eliminate CAPTCHAs

Making people complete CAPTCHAs to prove they are not bots wastes 32 seconds, on average, and could be costing years’…

 

National identity systems still works in progress, biometrics investment market strong

Government digital ID efforts and investments in biometric technology made up most of the top stories on Biometric Update over…

 

Major biometrics revenue gains reported for Safr and BIO-key

In an upbeat round of earnings announcements from publicly traded companies in the identity space, Safr biometrics offset declines elsewhere…

 

Researchers urge protection of athletes’ biometric data amid legal uncertainty

The increasing tracking and use of athletes’ biometric data, combined with growing interest in the data for a range of…

 

US military integrates biometrics-enabled watchlist with DoD ABIS

Current DoD biometric initiatives, including the expansion of DoD’s Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) were outlined at a recent online…

 

Yoti updated transparency report on biometric age verification shows further accuracy gains

Yoti has improved the accuracy of its biometrics-based age estimation algorithm for the important 13 to 15 year age group,…

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