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White House official says biometric authentication should replace passwords

Michael Daniel, the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator, recently spoke out against passwords as a security measure, and in favor of…

 

What is Biometric Data Sharing? An Introduction & Overview

This is a guest post by Paul Coombes, Head of Commercial (EMEA) for Argus Global The Five Country Conference (FCC)…

 

Boston spied, used facial recognition on concertgoers

Recent news reports claim that the City of Boston tested an IBM video mass surveillance system at the Boston Calling…

 

U.S. DOE seeks partner for biometric wearable system for first responders

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is currently undergoing a multiyear project to develop a wearable communication…

 

MorphoTrak names VP of criminal justice and public security

Morpho announced it has named Steve Vinsik as MorphoTrak’s new VP of criminal justice and public security. In this role,…

 

Top biometrics news stories, week of August 10

Biometrics Week in Review: next killer app for biometrics, biometric authentication project, airports deploy biometric screening in Australia and Japan,…

 

Biometrics Essential to Protecting Unaccompanied Minors Illegally Crossing US Southern Border

This is a guest post by Janice Kephart, founder of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA). The U.S. Department…

 

$500 billion spent on intelligence, according to U.S. “black budget”

The United States has spent more than US$500 billion on intelligence since 9/11, an outlay that U.S. officials say has…

 

U.S. spying on ordinary Internet users, Germany

According to a recent report published in the Washington Post, the U.S. intelligence community targets far more ordinary Internet users,…

 

Japan and the U.S. mull fingerprint data-sharing

Japan and the United states are looking to formalize an agreement for sharing fingerprints of convicted criminals. According to a…

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