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U.S. senators, states want to know about edtech biometrics use

In just weeks, edtech has gone from being a university recruitment perk in the minds of parents and their high…

 

New York state halts funding for biometric facial recognition system in schools

The New York State Education Department is not giving the green light for funding of projects under the Smart Schools…

 

Speech recognition for kids draws $6.3M

A specialized voice technology startup in Ireland just closed a €5.8 million ($6.3 million) round, and executives say they are…

 

Yoti AI age estimation used in BBC investigation of underage porn on social media

Yoti’s anonymous age estimation technology dubbed Yoti Age Scan has helped the BBC investigate a social media trend where people…

 

Facial biometrics loophole highlighted by World Privacy Forum report on U.S. schools

One of the top biometrics news stories of the young 2020 calendar year pops up in the middle of the…

 

Amazon Alexa voice biometrics privacy lawsuit judge rules terms of service do not force arbitration

A federal judge has ruled that a biometric privacy lawsuit against Amazon over children’s voice recordings does not need to…

 

DHS, ICE have been fingerprinting unaccompanied alien children longer than reported

Reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials only recently began fingerprinting unaccompanied alien children, or UACs, who are 14…

 

Simprints to provide biometric tech and expertise to Bangladesh government for newborn healthcare

Simprints and the ICT Division of the Government of Bangladesh have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), under which the…

 

Police use of facial biometrics draws scrutiny; helps rescue thousands of children in India

Clearview AI has been telling prospective clients that it is offering or planning to offer facial biometric technology to at…

 

Researchers find biometric, biographical and location data of thousands of China’s school children unprotected online

A database of Chinese school children’s faces and their locations on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. servers has been found online…

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