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UK panel sketches the reach of ethnicity recognition systems across China

The scale of systems behind China’s alleged persecution of minorities — chiefly Uyghurs — continue to beggar the imagination. The…

 

Surveillance skeptic nominated to U.S. Federal Trade Commission

The White House wants to draw a harder line on what is appropriate use of biometric surveillance. For his nomination…

 

Biometrics in the big house: Surveillance and new revenue

A pair of recent patents and a patent application paint a grim(mer) future for prison inmates and guards. The innovations…

 

Fed surveillance oversight board stuck in neutral, Biden busy elsewhere

President Joe Biden has yet to fill three vacancies on a five-person board created after 9/11 to monitor how the…

 

Government zeal for biometric surveillance can be traced back 20 years

The most surprising aspect of biometric systems is not how pervasive they have become in American lives since 9/11. It…

 

CyberLink and QNAP partner on face biometrics for surveillance and security

CyberLink and QNAP Systems have entered a new partnership to collaborate on face biometrics solutions for surveillance and security applications….

 

Biometrics will find niches in new cold, warm and hot wars — report

An interview with the U.S Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency predicts how warfare will need to change as in the…

 

UK Biometrics Commissioner: Hikvision in social control surveillance joint enterprise with Chinese State

Hikvision is contracted for 21 years for joint enterprises with the Chinese State on social control projects in Xinjiang Autonomous…

 

China, of all nations, now a leader in private biometric curbs. But for how long?

With a decision handed down late last month, China’s Supreme People’s Court appears to have put the autocratic nation ahead…

 

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…

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