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Joel McConvey is a creative content producer and digital specialist who helps people and organizations tell their story across platforms, and meet the challenges of a digital culture that changes quickly and often. Reach him on Twitter @jrmcconvey.

Apple has been granted a pair of new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for novel biometrics…

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Breath recognition shows promise as secure chemical biometric identifier

Researchers at Kyushu University, in Fukuoka, Japan, have developed a new way to scan and identify people’s breath. The olfactory…

 

Biometric surveillance normalization in China could spread, Brookings warns

A new investigation by the New York Times has revealed how China is conducting biometric mass surveillance on a scale…

 

Aussie state plies state police with AUS$14M for biometrics

The Australian state of New South Wales plans to create a program for “integrated connected” police officers, with body cams…

 

Microsoft restricts facial recognition services, sunsets facial analysis

Microsoft has released their Responsible AI Standard, a framework to guide the company’s work in artificial intelligence. Calling it “an…

 

Suprema ID appoints sales rep to target aviation market with biometric passport scanner

Pascal Thomas has joined Suprema ID as a sales representative for digital document readers for the global market, in a…

 

SITA expands airport biometrics portfolio with new partnership, self-serve solutions

The air transportation industry continues to invest heavily in digitization and IT infrastructure, with the announcement that SITA and Skyports…

 

Adelaide considers CCTV system with facial recognition as calls for regulation intensify

New deployments of facial recognition technology continue to raise questions in Australia, as experts call for changes to privacy law…

 

Idex Biometrics and Linxens partner to ease smart card development, adoption

A new partnership between Idex Biometrics and Linxens Holding SAS will make Linxens a global provider of Idex’s biometric smart…

 

Canada’s proposed new data privacy rules tackle biometrics bias, illegal training data

New proposed data privacy legislation tabled as part of the federal government’s Bill C-27 aims to firm up restrictions around…

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