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U.S government asks for feedback on restricting biometrics exports to avoid human rights violations

The U.S. government is considering restricting the sale of face biometrics and other surveillance technologies to overseas customers in order…

 

U.S. government acts against TikTok, as accusations of face and behavioral biometrics collection levelled

Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is now under the microscope of the Trump administration and facing a ban due to security…

 

U.S. colleges incorporate biometrics for covid-19 monitoring, country leads pandemic health spending

U.S. colleges are looking at geolocation and biometric tech solutions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on their campuses, but…

 

U.S. bans business deals with leading Chinese biometrics providers

Tensions generated by COVID-19, China’s actions in Hong Kong and an extensive trade war have led to the U.S. government’s…

 

Leidos strikes traveler biometrics deal worth potential $960M with U.S. border protection

Leidos will provide biometric capture devices and other technology for processing and vetting travelers under a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) worth…

 

Biometric surveillance opposition erupting globally like summer temperatures

Diffuse and sporadic efforts globally to stop governments from using biometric systems to indiscriminately identify people in public are becoming…

 

Another federal court says biometrics can be used to open devices if a warrant has been issued

Biometric systems look weaker in terms of preventing law enforcement agencies from accessing someone’s digital property after a federal court…

 

U.S. DoD says Hikvision tied to China’s military

It was a secret list everyone in Washington and Beijing knew about. The list spotlighted hidden government sponsorship of firms…

 

ACM’s U.S. Policy Committee pushes for facial recognition suspension, Boston Mayor signs ban

The Association for Computing Machinery’s U.S. Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) has requested all uses of facial recognition in the public…

 

Lines hardening in the battle for facial recognition’s use by law enforcement

A moratorium on use of biometrics for surveillance by all federal agencies was proposed last week by two U.S. Senators…

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