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New biometric technologies and old controversies top this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

The most widely read articles on Biometric Update this week cover new innovations and solutions for liveness, facial recognition, vehicles…

 

AnyVision facial recognition deployment controversy pulls in Microsoft

Microsoft is receiving criticism for its involvement in biometric facial recognition, due to its investment in Israeli company AnyVision, Forbes…

 

OneLogin launches passwordless device authentication for Windows PCs without Active Directory

OneLogin has launched an access and identity management product for companies to authenticate Windows PCs for cloud applications with their…

 

Feitian AllinPass launched as company joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

Feitian Technologies has been selected to join the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) and has released a new FIDO2 biometric…

 

MS Celeb and other facial biometrics datasets taken down

Several public facial recognition data sets have been deleted, including a Microsoft database of 10 million faces which is reported…

 

Microsoft VP calls for U.S. to align privacy laws with GDPR

May 25 is the first anniversary of the EU’s GDPR taking effect, and in its first year, 18 million people…

 

Microsoft receives FIDO2 certification for Windows Hello

Microsoft has achieved FIDO2 certification for Windows Hello, FIDO Alliance announced today. Any compatible device running Windows 10 is now…

 

Microsoft launches machine learning computer vision toolkit

A preview of Windows Vision Skills has been launched by Microsoft to help developers implement and integrate machine learning and…

 

Microsoft has turned down California agency and foreign government contracts for facial biometrics

A California law enforcement agency was denied the use of Microsoft biometric facial recognition technology in car and body cameras…

 

Tech giants and civil society seek to institutionalize AI ethics

As artificial intelligence becomes more controversial, tech giants are putting together councils and review processes to ensure ethical uses of…

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