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Cato Institute calls biometric exit program “a big waste of money”

The Cato Institute is calling on the U.S. Congress to resist efforts to fund the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s)…

 

Biometric exit program could extend to all major U.S. airports in four years

Biometric exit technology could be installed in all major airports across the U.S. within four years, Acting Customs and Border…

 

NIC expands Gov2Go personal assistant platform to all 50 states

NIC Inc. has expanded the nation’s first personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, to all 50 states, enabling citizens throughout the…

 

IBIA issues policy paper on the emergence of rapid DNA technology

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) released its latest policy paper, “The Emergence of Rapid DNA Technology,” following President…

 

Legislation struggling with deployment pace of biometric identity systems, says privacy expert

In an article published today in Technology Science, a Harvard-based journal, World Privacy Forum founder Pam Dixon argues that legislation…

 

New immigration bill could increase use of biometric data at border

A new immigration bill introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), which is currently posted on his website, would significantly expand…

 

Facebook lobbying against facial recognition laws

Facebook has intensified its state lobbying in the wake of an ongoing lawsuit filed in Illinois, but is doing so…

 

Study finds Americans support biometrics-based payment systems

Viewpost released the results of a new survey covering American consumers’ perceptions about “futuristic” payments technologies and currencies, including biometric…

 

CBP to finally implement biometric exit mandate at airports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection deputy executive assistant commissioner John Wagner said the agency is finally implementing the legislative mandated…

 

Defense Department seeking better biometric ID devices for use in field

The Department of Defense’s Special Operations Command unit is seeking more effective biometric identification devices for use in the field,…

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