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Articles By Masha Borak

Masha Borak is a technology journalist. Her work has appeared in Wired, Business Insider, Rest of World, and other media outlets. Previously she reported for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Reach out to her at masha@biometricupdate.com.

 

Paris rolls out AI surveillance for Taylor Swift

Pop superstar Taylor Swift had her concert in Paris guarded by AI-powered video surveillance as the city prepares for heightened…

 

Australia outlines new budget for digital ID scheme

Australia’s federal government has earmarked AU$288.1 million (US$190.9 million) for the national digital identity program which will begin its rollout…

 

US, UK digital systems for immigration biometrics draw criticism

Amnesty International says that the biometric asylum app CBP One, created by the United States Customs and Border Protection, fails…

 

Steps forward for Belgium, Estonia digital IDs as adoption grows in Nordics

European national digital identity projects are advancing across Belgium, Estonia and the Nordics. Belgian digital identity app Itsme has been…

 

Selfie biometrics tailored to different sectors but must defend against fraud and lawsuits

Innovatrics presents a use case, AuthID nabs a new deal and another BIPA lawsuit has been filed over selfie biometrics…

 

European digital ID project offers grants for more pilots

The pan-European digital identity project will receive another cash infusion for its pilot programs. The European Union has published a…

 

Peru’s digital ID under magnifying glass after national identification registry hit by criticism

The Peruvian national identification registry, which issues the country’s digital IDs, has found itself in turmoil after its employees initiated…

 

Stytch adds B2B authentication options for multi-tenant apps

Identity and access management infrastructure company Stytch has announced major updates for its B2B authentication product for multi-tenant apps. The…

 

UK voter verification: Boris Johnson turned away from polls after forgetting ID

The UK’s introduction of photo ID for voting in elections continues to stir public opinion. Last Thursday, Brits received a…

 

Police in Germany using live facial recognition

Police in Germany are employing high-definition cameras and live facial recognition to catch suspects, raising legal questions in the wake…

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