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Militaries around the world use biometrics for secure access control to facilities, equipment, and IT systems, and to identify adversaries in the field.

The U.S. Air Force wants to hear about possible commercial-grade wearables that can help contain dangerous virus infections. It has…

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Evaluation ordered of biometric screening of displaced Afghans

The Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced it is beginning an evaluation of the screening…

 

Greater threats identified for Afghanistan’s highly detailed biometric databases

Further threats have been unearthed for government biometric databases in Afghanistan, which could allow the identification of millions of people,…

 

U.S. Army base childcare center again tenders for biometric surveillance system

The U.S. Army is going ahead with research into the impact of facial recognition surveillance on children in a Fort…

 

Biometrics will find niches in new cold, warm and hot wars — report

An interview with the U.S Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency predicts how warfare will need to change as in the…

 

Concerns over Taliban accessing aid agency biometric data

People in Afghanistan are fearful of the Taliban accessing personal information captured and stored by aid agencies including biometric data…

 

Biometric data privacy could be life or death in Afghanistan ruled by Taliban

The threat of being identified against one’s will by a violent authoritarian regime through biometrics is one of the nightmare…

 

U.S. plans combat cloud upgrade for secure biometric logins from anywhere

General John Hyten, vice chairman of America’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently called for improvements on the U.S. enterprise cloud…

 

‘Looming dangers’ of biometrics collection under guise of counterterrorism studied

A series of global events have led to the growing and untransparent use of biometrics collection under the pretext of…

 

Like a nightmare come true: Killer robots fighting humanity’s wars

There is a lot to consider in news of at least one hunter-killer quadcopter participating autonomously in factional warfare in…

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