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NYPD accused of violating best practices and law with DNA and facial biometrics databases

The NYPD is building a biometric DNA database without informing people of their inclusion, and is allegedly adding mugshots which…

 

China ramps up nationwide biometric data collection

China has started collecting citizen’s DNA to allegedly build a male DNA database, a biometric collection scheme that human rights…

 

Facial recognition for travel and onboarding top this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

Stories on biometrics use cases from flight boarding to onboarding, and surveillance to aid delivery made up the most-read news…

 

Researchers develop new technique for matching DNA to faces

A team of Belgian and American researchers have developed an algorithm that matches DNA to potentially-matching facial images, which they…

 

Thermo Fisher and American genetics expert awaken to misuse of DNA technology by China

Yale University geneticist Dr. Kenneth Kidd, who along with Thermo Fisher Scientific provided China’s government with the materials it needed…

 

Advocacy groups warn Democrats’ proposal would increase border biometrics

Facial recognition, DNA collection, and other biometric systems are not needed at the U.S. Southern border and should be opposed…

 

Home DNA test company courts controversy with FBI partnership

Home gene testing company Family Tree DNA is working with the FBI and providing access to its genealogy database for…

 

DNA processing carried out by DHS S&T for FBI, intel agencies

DNA “bio-forensic” data is being used by the FBI — and other law enforcement and intelligence agencies – to determine…

 

Facial recognition and DNA sequencing technology used to generate facial images from genetic material

Researchers have developed a way to use facial recognition and DNA sequencing technology to create a portrait of an individual…

 

Canada using DNA searches of ancestry websites to identify refugee claimants

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has been using DNA searches of ancestry websites to attempt to identify refugee claimants…

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