Biometrics

The IRS will soon require you to use facial recognition to access your taxes online

The Internal Revenue Service will require people who access and pay their taxes online to register with a third-party facial recognition company starting this summer (h/t Krebs on Security). Even those who have already registered with IRS.gov with a username and password will need to provide government ID, a copy …

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Extended distance learning, biometrics concerns spark protest against surveillance apps

The University of California-Davis undergraduate student senate has unanimously passed a law ‘urging’ professors to ditch monitoring software during the current winter academic term, in part because of concerns regarding its use of biometrics. Remote learning has been extended through Jan. 28 by the school’s chancellor, which will include midterms, …

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The appeal of Chinese ‘digital authoritarianism’ for Latin America

Does Venezuela exert “social control” via an identification system based on Chinese technology? Concern that Chinese technology in Venezuela and Cuba, which allows states to exert “social control” over their populations via the internet and digital ID systems – something that one of the sources, the advocacy group American Freedom …

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On Windows, Mac, and Linux, the Yubico YubiKey bio authentication dongle leverages biometrics for added protection

Yubico, the world’s leading producer of hardware authentication security keys, today launched the YubiKey Bio series, the first YubiKey series to offer fingerprint recognition for secure passwordless and second-factor logins. The YubiKey Bio series, designed for biometric authentication on desktop computers, supports contemporary FIDO2/WebAuthn and U2F protocols in USB-A and …

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Precise and Infineon Partner to Bring Fingerprint Authentication to Smart Vehicles

Precise Biometrics partners with Infineon to expand its reach in the automotive market. In this regard, the two companies will work together to develop a new identity verification solution that combines Precise’s proprietary BioMatch fingerprint algorithm with Infineon’s cutting-edge semiconductor technology. The joint offering will eventually be installed in smart …

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UIDAI Examines Selective Disclosure, Aadhaar Biometrics Authenticates 50 Million Transactions Per Day

Aadhaar’s issuing body, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is currently considering “partial authentication” with the biometric system, according to the Times of India reports, or selective disclosure. The organization will also seek to engage industry to support the development of such solutions, as well as those using blockchain …

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Blunt and Merkley call for more transparency regarding the collection of biometric data from Americans when they enter the country

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Jeff Merkley (Oregon) sent a letter requesting more information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on the use of facial recognition technology to collect biometric data from US citizens for entry. exit programs at airports, seaports and land borders. In …

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2022 is launched: this week’s best biometrics stories

It’s a new year, and 2022 is off to a good start, according to Week 1’s recap of FindBiometrics’ best stories. This week’s bundle includes news on biometric payment cards, a biometric product launch at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and high-profile controversy. For the biometrics industry, the biggest story …

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Ghana’s biometric data in the hands of a Kenyan company – according to IMANI vice president

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Ghana data in the hands of a Kenyan company The said company has a registration dossier for soybean producers. Selorm Branttie said in a Facebook post on her timeline Selorm Branttie, vice-president of the IMANI Center for Political Education (IMANI Africa), alleges that President Nana …

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Securing personal identity, identifiers with biometrics

As identity theft continues to rise in an increasingly digitally connected world, government officials around the world are turning to biometrics and mobile ID cards to tackle a costly and dangerous problem. Government-backed digital identification like digital driver’s licenses is advancing in countries like Malaysia and Singapore. Almost all parts …

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