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."

 

NY Police Chief argues facial recognition improves safety without infringing rights

Policing has changed a significantly over the past few decades, and biometric facial recognition has become a highly valuable tool…

 

Innovatrics launches platform to intelligently link biometric technologies

Innovatrics has announced the launch of a new Biometric Ecosystem platform to intelligently link independent multimodal technologies and customer-based services…

 

More than 4 in 5 Americans support airport biometrics, Unisys survey shows

A large majority of Americans support the use of biometrics to verify their identities at airports, amid growing concern about…

 

Verato signs partner and wins top ranking among patient matching services

Cloud-based patient matching company Verato has signed up advance care planning company ADVault as the first partner in its Powered…

 

HID launches miniature device for privacy-preserving age checks with mobile ID

HID Global has launched a small device called the HID goID Simple Verifier to enable anyone to quickly perform an…

 

UK government launches plan to save its Verify digital identity service

The UK government has announced a series of steps to revive its flagging Gov.uk Verify digital identification service, including an…

 

Investment in Chinese biometrics firms Megvii and SenseTime by U.S. institutions draws scrutiny

Several U.S. lawmakers from both parties have expressed concerns about investment in Chinese facial recognition unicorns Megvii and SenseTime by…

 

Civil society and industry tackle issues with biometrics and digital ID for social development

What do we mean by digital identity? Can institutions and governments be trusted to run ID systems? Who should implement…

 

Element to provide mobile biometrics for Indonesian bank for digital financial services

Element’s mobile biometric platform will provide customers of Bank Central Asia (BCA) with digital authentication in a pilot launched under…

 

Breached CBP contractor may have been training biometric facial recognition algorithm

Facial images of travelers and license plate data have been stolen from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) subcontractor,…

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