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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…

 

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…

 

Controversy and innovation in biometrics and digital ID top most read interviews of 2019

Biometric payment cards, the emerging automotive market for fingerprint recognition, the quality of datasets for training artificial intelligence algorithms, the…

 

From big data to video biometrics, NtechLab CEO on safe cities, business analytics and regulation

NtechLab has built its reputation for facial recognition technology over the past several years with impressive results in testing and…

 

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…

 

Hearing on facial recognition threats pushed back as chair questions Apple, Google

Friday, shortly after Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on National Security,…

 

House unanimously passes deepfake bill; Senate version still in committee

The bipartisan House Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks Act (IOGAN Act), which supports critical research to accelerate the development…

 

Women in Identity co-founder Emma Lindley urges biometrics industry to slow down and fix things

When Women in Identity co-founder Emma Lindley climbed Mt. Toubkal, the tallest mountain in North Africa, raising awareness about diversity…

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