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Megvii, Yitu among companies slapped with fresh U.S. sanctions

Washington has added more names to a list of Chinese firms that could be supporting Beijing’s military-industrial complex, including facial…


Amendments to UK data protection bill could give more power over biometrics to police

The UK government is planning to introduce changes to its data protection laws giving counter-terrorism police more power over biometric…


Nigeria’s Borno State to capture biometrics of nearly 7k ex-Boko Haram fighters

The Commissioner for Information and Internal Security in Nigeria’s North Eastern state of Borno, Usman A. Tar, said over the…


4th Annual Digital Forensics for National Security Symposium

4th Annual Digital Forensics for National Security Symposium College Park, MD August 2-3, 2023 DSI’s upcoming 4th Annual Digital Forensics…


Cambodia’s dark history a pall over govt surveillance plans

Government critics and human rights advocates say Cambodia’s push to introduce facial recognition surveillance could be used against political opponents….


Biometrics office seeks info on new support tool for DHS and partners

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is preparing to enter the market for technology to help manage its biometric identity…


EU US data flow agreement at risk as committee finds protections not equivalent

A committee of the European Parliament finds that the proposed Data Privacy Framework (DPF) for the flow of personal data…


Deepfake protocols for world leaders needed now: Brookings

A United States think tank analyzing the global economy says it is beyond time for national security and policymaking officials…


Delays, extortions, and voter exclusion: Cameroon’s national biometric ID card conundrum

Ashu M. just clocked 20 years this November, the legal age for voting in the central African nation of Cameroon….


Securing democracy requires trust, biometrics commissioner warns new UK taskforce

“As almost all of our technological capability is in private ownership, the people we trust (police, emergency services, local and…

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