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Facial biometrics training dataset leads to BIPA lawsuits against Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft

Despite being conceived of as a way to make biometric facial recognition more equitable, IBM’s Diversity in Faces is continuing…

 

Could COVID-19 be the challenge IT can’t (or won’t) solve? Spoiler alert: Yes

Domestic U.S. IT companies, at one time seemingly invincible, globally admired and widely envied, today might as well be standing…

 

TypingDNA webinar: Seamless authentication with typing biometrics

Seamless authentication with typing biometrics Webinar June 30, 2020 at 10am PDT During this webinar, TypingDNA, and Microsoft will share…

 

TypingDNA’s behavioral biometrics now available for Azure AD clients to leverage 2FA

Microsoft Azure Active Directory B2C customers can now leverage behavioral biometrics through TypingDNA’s Authentication API to ensure a frictionless two-factor…

 

Some surprising questions, fewer insights after Deepfake Detection Challenge

Few if any unique or actionable insights have resulted from a lengthy contest created by Facebook to defang deepfake content,…

 

Microsoft joins the crowd in declining to sell facial biometrics to U.S. police until federal law in place

Microsoft has followed Amazon and IBM in declaring it does not sell facial recognition technology to police in the United States,…

 

Amazon pauses sale of facial biometrics to police while advocates push Microsoft and Ring to follow

Amazon has put a one-year moratorium on direct sales of its biometric facial recognition service to law enforcement to allow for…

 

Facial biometrics study suggests Amazon performance unchanged as Microsoft launches antibias tool

Comparitech has released a report on biometric bias in Amazon’s facial recognition offering, similar to previous reports from the ACLU comparing…

 

Microsoft patent filing shows fingerprint biometrics for authentication on over-ear headphones

Microsoft is looking into upgrading its Surface Headphones by embedding a biometric fingerprint reader for authentication, according to a new…

 

Camera-makers and Microsoft work to enable edge COVID-19 prevention processing with installed base

Smart cameras equipped with computer vision could help enforce mask-wearing and social distancing by detecting people violating them and sending…

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