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Israeli cyber experts call on government to cancel planned biometric ID system

Seventy four Israeli cyber experts have requested Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, cabinet ministers and Knesset members to immediately cease plans…

 

Biometric database pilot continues in Israel despite negative report

Israel Interior Minister Silvan Shalom announced he is extending the biometric database pilot program for identity cards for a nine…

 

Digital Rights Movement report criticizes Israel’s national biometric database

The Digital Rights Movement has published a new report that criticizes the biometric database that Israel’s Interior Ministry is currently…

 

Israel rolls out biometric passport kiosks at Ben-Gurion Airport

Israel rolled out 17 biometric passport kiosks in the Passport Control section of Ben-Gurion airport, in addition to the four…

 

State comptroller urges delay of Israeli biometric database due to ‘fundamental problems’

In a report titled “National Biometric Documentation – A Trial Period”, Israel’s state comptroller Joseph Shapira highlighted the “fundamental faults”…

 

Israel Interior Minister presenting legislation for mandatory national biometric ID system

Israel Interior Minister Gilad Erdan is presenting legislation to enforce a mandatory national biometric identification system, according to a report…

 

Researchers develop way to identify first-person filmmakers from the camera wobble

Two researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a way to identify first-person filmmakers based on the wobble…

 

Israeli banks Discount Bank and Bank Leumi to use biometric data to identify clients

Two major banks will soon become Israel’s first commercial institutions to use biometric data to securely authorize the identities of…

 

Israel sees drop in registration for biometric ID cards and passports

The Israel Central Bureau of Statistics has released new data that shows a significant decline in the number of Israelis…

 

Participation picks up for Israel’s biometric database program

Two hundred-thousand Israelis have applied for biometric identity cards or ePassports, following last year’s launch of a biometric database pilot…

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