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Police app, robot cops and schools get facial biometrics, while NYC considers surveillance transparency

South Wales Police are planning to trial a smartphone app with biometric facial recognition from NEC with 50 officers to…

 

U.S. Real ID driver’s license implementations face problems ahead of October 2020 launch

The implementation of the U.S. government’s Real ID system, which is supposed to grant holders of the secure driver’s licenses…

 

Rapid DNA testing at U.S. border extended and criticized

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is expanding its use of rapid DNA test kits from ANDE Corp. to verify…

 

U.S. Senators call for travel warning for countries with Chinese smart city systems

A pair of U.S. Senators have called on the State Department to issue a travel advisory to Americans traveling to…

 

Senators call for DHS report on biometrics use and explanation for delay

The Department of Homeland Security was due to produce a report on its use of biometric technology, including its privacy…

 

Facial biometrics’ law enforcement potential debated around the world

As facial recognition becomes more commonly used, controversies and calls for limitations continue around the world. Both sides of recent…

 

U.S. Senate urged to allow federal funding for national patient ID

Advocates are urging the U.S. Senate to follow the House of Representatives in removing a ban on federal funding for…

 

Ban on facial recognition in public housing proposed in U.S. congress

U.S. legislators are preparing to bring a proposed bill before congress which would ban the use of biometric facial recognition…

 

CBP tells House Committee biometric programs legal and beneficial

The Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies faced criticism and pointed questions about privacy, security, and discrimination issues…

 

Lawmakers call for new restrictions on U.S. federal agency access to state biometric data

Several U.S. lawmakers are calling for regulations to govern the use of state databases for biometric facial recognition searches by…

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