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Biometrics deployed by Interpol to fight terrorism in Africa’s Sahel region

The breadth of applications of biometrics is evident in this week’s roundup of news in Africa, from counter terrorism activities…

 

DHS S&T seeks submissions for COVID-19 mitigation and prevention

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is using its Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) to issue a call…

 

Facebook biometric data collection practices investigated by Texas AG

Facebook’s collection of biometric information is under investigation by The Attorney General of Texas to see if it violated the…

 

Biometrics in counter-terrorism report raises human rights, ethical issues

A new report on extreme surveillance and biometric data collection in the process of countering terrorism, and how human rights…

 

Examining the legal landscape for companies using biometrics in the United States

The use of biometric technology in everyday life has increased dramatically over the last few years. As a result, private…

 

Aussies look into TikTok, Weibo and WeChat over data privacy concerns

The Australian federal government is expected to investigate Chinese social media platforms including TikTok, Weibo and WeChat, looking for evidence…

 

Is the Facebook biometric data privacy lawsuit in Illinois going to trial after all?

That $550 million that Facebook Inc. agreed to pay in January to settle claims that it violated its Illinois members’…

 

Biometrics enable researchers to identify individuals from exposed video conference data

Israeli researchers from Ben Gurion University of the Negev warn that third-parties can easily infiltrate video conference meetings and can…

 

U.S. government acts against TikTok, as accusations of face and behavioral biometrics collection levelled

Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is now under the microscope of the Trump administration and facing a ban due to security…

 

Biometric surveillance systems cause concerns in Russia, Thailand

A pair of Russians have filed a complaint against the mass use of facial recognition at a protest in Moscow…

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