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Articles By Frank Hersey

Frank Hersey is a London-based reporter for Biometric Update. He previously covered biometric and digital identity issues in Africa from Côte d’Ivoire. Before that he covered tech news in China from Beijing. He has worked for the BBC, RFI and France 24.

Scientists have long been researching what sorts of sounds a dinosaur made or how a person’s voice may sound based…

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China surveillance policies follow facial recognition spread along Silk Road: activists

Chinese technologies and tactics to tackle dissent and control internet use are spreading to countries along its Digital Silk Road,…

 

Australia readies for modified, more expensive two-step Idemia biometric airport SmartGates

Australia’s plan for biometric passenger identification for arrivals at its international airports is back on track with a revived deal…

 

Almost a third of UK employers believe loyalty cards are acceptable right to work ID

Close to half of employers surveyed by Xydus, a certified identity service provider (IDSP) and agent for the UK’s new…

 

India claims to effectively meet SDG16.9 of legal ID for all, expands authentication methods

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the agency that implements the country’s Aadhaar identity system, claims to have reached…

 

Prominent facial recognition researcher scraped videos of trans people, left dataset exposed

New research finds that a controversial facial recognition dataset of trans people remained available online for years after the initial…

 

Pakistan disburses over $100M in flood relief via biometric ID

Pakistan has so far disbursed 24.5 billion Pakistani rupees (US$103 million) to families affected by floods across the country via…

 

Campaign groups demand new London police boss end facial recognition use on first day in job

Fourteen campaign groups including Big Brother Watch, Liberty and Black Lives Matter wrote an open letter to new London Metropolitan…

 

Singapore, UK renew MoU on digital services for three years to tackle exclusion

Singapore’s GovTech and the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) have renewed their collaboration for a further three years, reports PublicTechnology,…

 

Socure increases security, automation of KYC solution

Socure’s KYC solution has been upgraded with greater security and transparency such as the addition of full access to the…

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