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Large coalition of groups calls on tech giants to commit to no facial biometrics for government

A coalition of more than 85 advocacy groups has written Amazon, Google, and Microsoft to ask them not to provide…

 

Emotion and accent voice recognition capabilities patented by Amazon concern privacy experts

A recent patent issued to Amazon which would allow Alexa to recognize a range of user characteristics, including accent and…

 

Facial recognition deployed for curb to gate automation at Shanghai airport, planned for Heathrow

Self-service facial recognition kiosks have been deployed at Shanghai Hangqiao International Airport for flight and baggage check-in, security clearance, and…

 

Privacy groups call on Amazon to stop marketing facial recognition technology to police

Privacy activists including the American Civil Liberties Union are asking Amazon to stop marketing its Rekognition technology to police, out…

 

Iris recognition integration with Chinese national ID scheme proposed

Lawmakers in China have suggested that the country’s national identity system should be expanded to include iris recognition at the…

 

U.S. Senator expresses concerns to Thermo Fisher Scientific over DNA sequencer sales to China

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has asked Thermo Fisher Scientific to explain its role as supplier of DNA sequencing equipment to…

 

Biometrics Institute discusses importance of informed consent and purpose

The Biometric Institute has responded to an article by Human Rights Watch (HRW) alleging the widespread collection of biometric data…

 

NSA voice recognition capabilities appear to be more advanced than previously thought

The National Security Agency has had voice recognition technology since 2006, and developed capacities to identify previous recordings of individuals…

 

China expands biometric collection program in Xinjiang

Authorities in China’s Xinjiang region are gathering DNA samples, fingerprints, iris scans and blood types from all residents between ages…

 

Yitu Technologies’ AI powers massive facial recognition capabilities

Yitu Technologies’ Dragonfly Eye facial recognition platform has logged 1.8 billion photographs stored in a government database, including Chinese nationals…

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