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U.S. legislators introduce bipartisan IoT security standards bill

Lawmakers have introduced legislation in a bipartisan effort to establish national standards in the U.S. for the cybersecurity of internet-of-things…

 

Nepal government’s roll-out plan for national biometric ID cards criticized

The decision by the Nepal government to expand the distribution of biometric national identity cards throughout the country is drawing…

 

Little overlap between NIST facial recognition testing leaders and U.S. government providers

Wired is asking “Why Chinese Companies Plug a U.S. Test for Facial Recognition” in an article highlighting the placement of…

 

Gov.UK digital ID service has fraction of intended users and verifies less than half successfully

The UK government’s National Audit Office has slammed the Gov.UK Verify authentication platform in a report, saying it will not…

 

Israeli government requests information for planned new National Biometric Laboratory

The Government of Israel is planning to establish a National Biometric Laboratory to support government missions by conducting tests of…

 

Mastercard video demonstrates biometric cards as tool for government benefits distribution

A new video by Mastercard introduces its biometric card technology to the public, presenting it as a tool for government…

 

Singapore Home Affairs creates science and tech agency as biometrics use increases

The new science and technology agency of Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs will focus on biometrics and other advanced technologies…

 

EU moves closer to requiring biometrics on national ID cards

The EU Council Presidency and European Parliament have reached an informal agreement on the introduction of mandatory biometric national identity…

 

Thermo Fisher and American genetics expert awaken to misuse of DNA technology by China

Yale University geneticist Dr. Kenneth Kidd, who along with Thermo Fisher Scientific provided China’s government with the materials it needed…

 

Testing of biometric registration plan in Kenya begins

A pilot project to test the US$60M biometric registration plan to enroll more than 50 million Kenyans in a digital…

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