Schools

News and information about the use of biometrics in schools, or for the purpose of collecting biometrics from students. These systems can range from time & attendance systems, access control systems or cafeteria point-of-sale systems.

 

Gates Foundation gives $1.1M for Biometric Mood Bracelets

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a total of $1.1 million for two grants to the National Center on…

 

UK Schools use Biometrics For Lunch Money

Some UK students can now pay for their meals at the school cafeteria by using their fingerprints. Two schools, Nova…

 

TechConnect will host Biometrics Forum next week

The Times West Virginian reported there will be a forum next week determining how to move West Virginia’s biometrics industry…

 

Facebook’s Biometric Facial Recognition Feature Comes Under Fire

Facebook’s facial recognition feature has come under fire from Irish regulators and now Germany as well. However, the German privacy…

 

Microsoft Files Biometric Emotion Monitoring Patent

This week, Microsoft filed a patent for tracking systems that detect a user’s emotions to match online advertisements to moods….

 

Government Industry Panel discusses Challenges in Biometrics Systems

The IJIS Institute will lead a new joint Government Industry Panel to discuss interoperability issues in biometric systems on July…

 

Privacy Compromised by Sharing of Biometric Databases

U.S. citizen’s privacy can be compromised by sharing of biometric databases among law enforcements and security agencies. That was a…

 

Kansas Colleges use Biometrics to Catch Cheaters

Biometric Signature ID has been added by at least six Kansas State community colleges in the EduKan consortium. The move…

 

English Students Able to Opt-Out of Biometrics at School

New guidelines for English schools will make clear that they will no longer be able to use pupils’ biometric data…

 

eduKan Adds Biometric Technology to Deter Student Cheating

Online enrollment has gone up says eduKan, a consortium of colleges in Kansas that has been delivering online education since…

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