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Indian state deploys biometric wearable to track government workers in real time

As if inviting people to revolt against biometric devices in the workplace, an Indian state reportedly will fit smart watches…


EU parliamentary group maps biometric mass surveillance across bloc, calls for ban

A new interactive world map links projects involving biometric and behavioral mass surveillance in the EU and their providers worldwide….


Patent published for digital footprint approach to identify COVID super-spreaders

A patent has been published for a process which would collate vast swathes of personal information harvested from digital activity,…


‘Cell’ being built in US to net migrants using biometrics and other surveillance

A pair of news reports indicate that the U.S. government is creating an intelligence “cell” that will use electronic surveillance,…


Disclose facial recognition in discovery, no live biometric surveillance: City police chiefs

The use of facial recognition technology in criminal investigations should be included in discovery disclosures made by police departments during…


Microsoft rights review of public contracts to include surveillance technology

Microsoft has agreed to a shareholder proposal to have about 16 of its current contracts with the U.S. government, law…


Questions about AI police surveillance stretch down the supply chain

As government use of facial recognition grows deeper and broader, so do questions about the supply chains delivering new systems….


Face biometric payments launch at scale in Moscow Metro

Moscow’s metro system has seen the launch of a new biometric facial recognition payment system, Face Pay, at over 240…


Different responses worldwide to facial recognition in criminal justice, report suggests

A new international survey published by Plos One has unveiled different attitudes in relation to the use of automatic facial…


Schools still a battleground for biometric systems serving students

Controversy continues to accompany the rollout of biometrics in schools. Recent examples demonstrate areas where higher-education officials feel they can…

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