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New White House, same beef with China telecom and biometrics powerhouses

The Biden administration has reinforced a position held by its predecessor that products made by five Chinese telecom, surveillance and…

 

State facial recognition regulations considered as ACLU and Clearview stand in for informed debate

Massachusetts new regulation of facial recognition diverges from the increasingly-worn paths of either preventing the technology’s benefits or not regulating…

 

Rights activists aren’t taking President Biden’s word on ‘humane’ border biometrics

The path forward for security along the U.S.-Mexico border looks no more certain now, under President Joe Biden, than it…

 

Privacy advocates push for strict biometric surveillance regulation in appeals to White House, EU

Privacy advocates on both sides of the Atlantic are telling their governments that they do not trust officials to use…

 

CBP biometrics at Canadian airports expands with Simplified Arrival implementation

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expanding its face biometrics for air passenger preclearance to eight locations in Canada, with…

 

Money isn’t enough for the US lead in AI. Win popular support with transparency — council

Start thinking about public support for biometrics and AI the same way you think of funding for strategic research. That…

 

Dear President Biden: Here’s a win for you, public safety and civil rights

Having issued its gout of executive orders rescinding many of his predecessor’s executive orders, the Biden administration could use a…

 

New digital ID efforts in DC fumble the most critical issue

It is a new year with a new administration in Washington D.C. but the federal government’s approach to digital identification…

 

Feds warn of strings attached to a Chinese DNA firm’s hunt for COVID partners in U.S.

Typically, when someone in the Unites States is heard expressing distrust about how biometric data is collected, used and stored,…

 

States ponder facial recognition regulation, survey shows heightened privacy concerns in China

More regulations for facial recognition may be coming, with NJ considering a wide-ranging proposal, and a new Amnesty International campaign…

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