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U.S. Air Force, DISA use biometric tech to achieve secure mobility

The U.S. Air Force has partnered with DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency) to test phone and tablet cases that leverage…

 

Biometrics providers among Chinese companies added to U.S. Entity List for rights abuses

Biometrics firms are again prominent among new companies based in China added to the U.S. Government’s Entity List, restricting their…

 

Privacy policymaking might as well be in quarantine

If COVID-19 deaths have not prompted a unified approach to infection control in the United States, it might be foolhardy…

 

Amazon launches low-key campaign to derail Portland face-scanning law

Independent news reporting indicates that Amazon is spending money to defeat proposed Portland, Oregon legislation that would ban all use…

 

Dermalog biometrics support Philippines drivers’ portal as government digital identity systems evolve

The new portal of the Philippines’ Land Transfer Office supported by biometrics from Dermalog has been launched to allow people to…

 

Report outlines biometric tools used to solve federal crimes

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has issued the first in a pair of reports sketching the digital forensic tools, including…

 

CRS asks, who is ‘watching the watchers’ in analysis of proposed privacy protection bills

In recent months, members of Congress have introduced four consumer privacy bills and circulated discussion drafts of two additional proposals,…

 

Legal experts warn of uncertainty and inconsistency in biometric and health-tracking technology rules

Biometric technologies are being rolled out to support health risk evaluations from a distance as people return to work, but…

 

DHS’s biometric advanced recognition technology system begins road to the cloud

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology System (HART), which is replacing DHS’s legacy Automated Biometric Identification…

 

Facial biometrics purchased by Anaheim police, considered by California and Boston lawmakers

Anaheim police will purchase forensic biometric facial recognition software from Veritone after getting approval from city officials, the Orange County…

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