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Can UK’s proposed age checks for social media work without biometrics?

Social media companies and “tech giants” may voluntarily make age verification compulsory via physical credentials to prevent children encountering harmful…

 

TikTok draws the ire of senators for collecting biometrics

Not so fast, a pair of U.S. Senators are telling TikTok executives. The video-first social media service has begun collecting…

 

Neither AI inaccuracy nor FOIA requests nor human rights stays USPS surveillance

For some privacy advocates in the United States, news that the U.S. Postal Service is accused of using facial recognition…

 

Biometrics or emojis and URLs? Better online identity verification needed

The use of social media sites as hubs for services from banks and other businesses is creating demand for better…

 

UK age-verification firms join related EU project

Members of a UK online safety association are part of an EU group working to create a reliable age verification…

 

UK security bill to introduce biometric age verification for social media registration

New Online Security Bill published by UK government this week will see the introduction of comprehensive rules to prevent online…

 

Consumers recognize biometrics security tops passwords, Experian says

Consumers have finally lost faith in passwords, Experian says in the new version of its annual Global Identity & Fraud Report,…

 

Would you buy a used face-scraped dataset from Hoan Ton-That?

The only telling moment in a recent TV interview of face biometrics innovator Clearview AI CEO Hoan Ton-That is when…

 

Webtool changes headshots just enough to trick face biometrics scrapers

Researchers say they have created software that protects social media posters from unwanted biometric surveillance. The evasion tool, called LowKey,…

 

Police in Japan reveal use of facial biometrics in criminal probes

A biometric facial recognition system that matches photos of offenders with images from social media and surveillance cameras has been…

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