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Berkeley bans facial recognition use by local government

The City Council of Berkeley, California has banned all use of biometric facial recognition technology by government agencies, Gizmodo reports,…

 

NHS enhances app with biometric security and releases code to developers

The National Health Service in the United Kingdom has released two pieces of open source code that developers can use…

 

Biometrics to step in when CCPA kills the password, ImageWare exec says

The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020, and brings a set of data privacy…

 

Kneron partners to accelerate edge facial recognition and computer vision

Kneron has partnered with industrial PC manufacturer Aaeon to develop an artificial intelligence accelerator card for edge applications, particularly for…

 

Idex Biometrics starts production ramp preparations to fulfill multi-year order commitment

Idex Biometrics reported today that it has received a purchase order and initiated production ramp preparations to fulfill a multi-year…

 

Facial recognition systems can be vulnerable to deep morphing, researchers say

Some 95 percent of deepfakes are accepted by biometric facial recognition systems, found a study conducted by Pavel Korshunov and…

 

DISA seeks white papers on secure identity management across Department of Defense

The U.S. Military’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has posted a request for white papers on “Identity, Credential, and Access…

 

Facial biometrics from Authenteq integrated with vaping products to cut underage use

With e-cigarettes and particularly their use by minors an increasing health concern, Hauni Maschinenbau GmbH, which makes electronic components and…

 

Brazil plans massive centralized biometric database of all citizens to improve agency data sharing

The government of Brazil intends to collect a broad range of biographic and biometric information, including fingerprint, iris, face, voice,…

 

Taiwan to investigate biometrics company Megvii following U.S. blacklisting

After Chinese biometrics company Megvii was blacklisted by the U.S. government last week, Taiwan Economics Minister Sheng Jong-chin announced at…

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