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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.

 

Privacy rights groups call for ‘day of action’ to ban facial recognition at all schools

Fight for the Future (FFTF) and Students for Sensible Drug Policy are organizing what they call a ‘National Day of…

 

Voatz blockchain voting app security questioned in new study; DHS seems unconcerned

As if voting security concerns weren’t already on high alert for the potentially pivotal 2020 U.S. elections, widespread controversy has…

 

AI bias creep is a problem that’s hard to fix

On the heels of a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) study on demographic differentials of biometric facial recognition…

 

Fate of ‘draft’ law restricting Minnesota law enforcement use of facial recognition unclear

Draft legislation out of Minnesota’s relatively obscure Legislative Coordinating Commission Subcommittee on Data Practices would prohibit law enforcement agencies from…

 

Lawmakers grill DHS head on New York trusted traveler ban as state AG files suit

U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), as well as New York freshman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a…

 

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)…

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