Articles By Anthony Kimery

Anthony Kimery is the former Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Homeland Security Today. He managed the magazine, daily online news operations and wrote the award-winning "Kimery Report," which covered a broad spectrum of HS-related issues, from public health preparedness to intelligence collection. He has 30-plus years of broad institutional knowledge and expertise in homeland/national security matters and issues as an editor, analyst, and consultant. He also serves as Advisory Board Member of Mississippi College’s Center for Counterterrorism Studies.

 

Google hit with new biometric data privacy class action under BIPA

On the heels of a proposed $550 million settlement that Facebook recently agreed to settle lawsuits under the controversial Illinois…

 

Facial recognition issues to be studied by new National Sheriffs’ Association working group

Continuing with its educational program for its members on facial recognition and associated issues it initiated several years ago, the…

 

New U.S. travel restrictions on six nations cite ID authenticity, vetting problems

In a background briefing just hours before President Donald Trump issued a proclamation imposing new travel restrictions on six countries…

 

USCIS revises biometrics collection guidance on fingerprint waivers, mobile service policy

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Thursday issued new policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address the…

 

OBIM is the big winner in DHS’s FY 2020 funding budget for biometrics

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) wins big under DHS’s proposed Fiscal Year (FY)…

 

House Intelligence Committee chairman praised Facebook policy on deepfakes

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Facebook’s announcement this past week of its “new…

 

Army issues SIPRGuard biometric desktop access control RFI

A Sources Sought/Request for Information (RFI) was issued this past week “for potential vendors that can provide … a SIPRGuard…

 

CBP begins assessing collection of DNA samples from persons in custody

Effective this week, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began collecting DNA from any person in CBP custody who is subject…

 

US defense bill requires comprehensive deepfake weaponization, countermeasures initiative

On December 20, President Donald Trump signed into the law the historic $738 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for…

 

Federal, state court rulings on whether biometrics protected by Fifth Amendment get murky

A recent 4 to 3 ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court noticeably declined to address the matter of whether law…

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