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EU sets out plans for giant biometric database

The European Union is to go ahead with developing a giant biometric database, containing information pertaining to EU and non-EU citizens. The objective is to use the searchable system to assist with crime, border control and inward migration.

Brazil lawmakers' trip to China stirs anger

S - A trip to China by lawmakers from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's party has stirred anger in the far-right leader's entourage, partly because of his wariness of the Asian power but also because of the group's stated mission.

Q&A: Vibrational biometric system for identity recognition Special

Neurophysiologist Martin Zizi has invented a new form of biometric technology that is almost impossible to crack or hack. The system uses the human nervous system as its method of authentication.

Q&A: Where is biometric technology heading next? Special

Facial recognition has its supporters and detractors. Is facial recognition as force for good in solving crimes or a violation of human rights? Are other types of biometrics better suited? Martin Zizi of NeuroPrint weighs in.

How safe are wearables to wear?

Wearable devices are increasingly becoming commonplace. However, there are some safety concerns that consumers should be aware of, especially with substandard devices. These issues include electrical overheating, biocompatibility and data security.

New consumer app to control biometric information: Q&A Special have developed a consumer app to help people control how others can use their biometric information - particularly for facial recognition technologies. Arturo Falck, the co-founder and CEO of explains more.

Canada set to expand biometrics program for those entering Canada

Ottawa - Beginning this summer, Canada’s Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship will require biometric data from people from Europe, the Middle East and Africa coming to Canada to visit, work, study or immigrate.

ATM's are 50-years-old — What does the future hold for ATMs?

The automated teller machine (ATM) was considered a radical move when Barclay's installed the machines in a London suburb in 1967. At that time, the machines gave a fixed amount of money using a special voucher - The familiar ATM card wasn't invented yet.

New e-passport harnesses digital technology for multi-country use

Amsterdam - The Dutch technology company Gemalto developed a biometric passport that can be used by thirty different countries. Now the company is pushing ahead with digital passport technology to combine stronger security with enhanced traveler experience.

Mug shots: facial recognition nabs crooks at China beer fest

Bejing - Criminals looking for a quiet pint suddenly found themselves collared when cops used facial recognition technology to catch thirsty crooks at a Chinese beer festival.

India's top court says privacy is a fundamental right

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, a landmark decision that could jeopardise a government programme holding biometric data on over a billion people.

India's top court says privacy is a fundamental right

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, a landmark verdict that could have wide-reaching implications for the government's flagship biometric programme.

Germany to test face recognition software in terror fight

Berlin - Germany will start testing facial recognition software at a Berlin train station this summer which could help police identify and locate terror suspects more quickly, a minister said Saturday.

Bank's voice recognition system fooled by user's twin

The voice recognition security system used by a major UK bank was compromised in a test by a user's twin. The breach allows recent transactions to be displayed and money to be transferred between accounts. Withdrawals are not permitted.

Valencell files a federal lawsuit against hearable maker Bragi

The North Carolina hearable and wearable manufacturer Valencell filed a lawsuit against Bragi, accusing the German startup of infringing its patent over a pair "smart" headphones known as Dash.

Biometrics algorithm will increase security and ID recognition Special

AU10TIX, an industry leader in ID authentication technologies, announced its release of the new Advanced Deep-Learning Beta software that will further increase security with forensic level authentication and smart face comparison.

MasterCard starts online payment using selfie

MasterCard has started rolling out in at least a dozen European countries a new online payment technology using a selfie.

FBI catch fugitive using advanced biometrics

The FBI captured fugitive Neil Stammer, who has been on the run for 15 years, thanks to the agency’s new biometric facial-recognition system.

Swedish student’s idea may make cash, debit cards obsolete

Imagine a debit card that can never be lost of stolen, and will always be right there when you need it. Imagine no more — just such a card is already in use.

School scans student biometric info without parents' permission

A school district in Florida was in the process of developing a program that would track children riding its buses using biometric scanning. The program was halted after it was learned a company scanned the eyes of students without parental permission.

Are passwords on the way out? EyeVerify uses 'eyeprint' security Special

Today people rely on passwords to protect digital information. For years, these strings of code have been the "keys" to access digital property. As 2013 arrives, will passwords be enough to protect valuable personal information?

Op-Ed: Top tech trends you'll probably see in 2013

Technology has been growing at an exceptionally fast rate over the past decade or more. Expect to see many developments and/or expansions in technology trends for 2013.

Op-Ed: Advance biometrics technology will change the world

The flexible microcircuit patch, designed by John Rogers and Todd Coleman, will replace electrodes and large monitors for measuring body and brain functions. This biological and electrical engineering combination will transform biometric capabilities.

New Japanese security camera scans 36 million faces per second

A new security camera product has been developed by a Japanese company which can search through a massive amount of data in one second, based on facial recognition technologies.

Electoral body expects 48 million voters for 2010 polls

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) estimates that after the registration of voters end on October 31 midnight, some forty-eight (48) million Filipinos shall have been entered in the registry of voters.

Big Brother's Nephew Arrives

The FBI is launching its biggest online data gathering effort yet. It is investing $1 billion into creating the world's biggest biometrics database. It's not Big Brother that is beginning to materialize here. This time it's Big Nephew.

False finger: Biometrics is no guarantee for secure data

Fingerprint sensors are by no means foolproof - but still better than a passport for security checks. Police are not the only ones taking fingerprints these days. Starting on November 1, fingerprint data will even be stored in the passports.

U.S. Airport Officials Turn To Biometric Hand Readers

CAMPBELL, Calif. - Biometric hand readers from Recognition Systems Inc. of Campbell, Calif., are currently used in many airports around the world, including those in San Francisco and Tel Aviv, Israel. At San Francisco International, over 170 hand r...

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