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Clearview AI investigated over 'social media data scraping'
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Clearview AI investigated over 'social media data scraping'

The notorious facial recognition firm provides image data to law enforcement agencies
9 Jul 2020
Google staff demand firm cancels police contracts
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Google staff demand firm cancels police contracts

The letter to Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai had been signed by at least 1,666 employees
23 Jun 2020
Only skin deep: The state of biometric security
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Only skin deep: The state of biometric security

Biometrics were supposed to solve the issue of identification once and for all. Are these systems reliable, accurate and secure?
17 Jun 2020
Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition tech
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Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition tech

Company hopes that one-year moratorium will be enough for Congress to introduce additional legislation
11 Jun 2020
What are biometrics?
Security

What are biometrics?

Face, iris, DNA, typing style... it can all be used as a password
7 Feb 2020
Met Police facial recognition plans "a breathtaking assault" on rights
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Met Police facial recognition plans "a breathtaking assault" on rights

Plans to use live facial recognition come under fire from privacy campaigners
27 Jan 2020
Google testing biometric support for Autofill service
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Google testing biometric support for Autofill service

Users may be asked for additional verification before Autofill populates apps and forms with sensitive data
13 Jan 2020
If not passwords then what?
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If not passwords then what?

Google and Microsoft have both talked up a passwordless future, but what does that mean and is the technology ready to make it happen anytime soon?
8 Jan 2020
Biometric data leaks and targeted ransomware to dominate 2020 threat landscape
cyber security

Biometric data leaks and targeted ransomware to dominate 2020 threat landscape

Expect attackers to go after devices previously overlooked
21 Nov 2019
Genetics startup Veritas rocked by data breach
Security

Genetics startup Veritas rocked by data breach

Customer information has been stolen from the DNA-screening company
8 Nov 2019
Banks kill biometric support for Samsung Galaxy phones
Security

Banks kill biometric support for Samsung Galaxy phones

Nationwide and Natwest among several banks taking action after a fingerprint glitch was revealed last week
23 Oct 2019
Why you should be terrified by biometric technology
biometric data theft finger print
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Why you should be terrified by biometric technology

Unless our apathy towards data protection changes, we may soon lose something we can’t replace
21 Aug 2019
Manchester City urged to drop facial recognition idea
Manchester City's Etihad stadium
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Manchester City urged to drop facial recognition idea

Human rights groups have called it a "disturbing move", citing concerns about the US company involved
19 Aug 2019
Amazon claims AWS Rekognition can now detect fear
AWS Rekognition
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Amazon claims AWS Rekognition can now detect fear

The cloud giant has updated its facial recognition software as regulators mull the privacy concerns of the technology
14 Aug 2019
NatWest trials voice banking in the UK
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NatWest trials voice banking in the UK

Customers will be able to use a Google Home to access their accounts
12 Aug 2019
Windows 10 gains FIDO certification for biometric logins
Microsoft Windows

Windows 10 gains FIDO certification for biometric logins

Microsoft’s war against passwords reaches a significant milestone as users are urged to use Windows Hello
9 May 2019
Microsoft wants you to ditch passwords for biometrics
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Microsoft wants you to ditch passwords for biometrics

CISO Bret Arsenault believes passwords aren't secure enough on their own
3 May 2019
EU Parliament green-lights massive biometric database
Fingerprint
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EU Parliament green-lights massive biometric database

The new infrastructure setup will join-up existing databases and create a host of new systems
24 Apr 2019
WhatsApp gains biometric security support on iOS
WhatsApp Touch ID
Mobile

WhatsApp gains biometric security support on iOS

iPhone users can now protect their chats with Touch ID or Face ID
4 Feb 2019
NHS Digital to fund digital social care pilots across UK
Technology

NHS Digital to fund digital social care pilots across UK

Robotics and the use of biometrics to assist autism patients are among the digital pilots being funded
25 Jun 2018
NHS to trial 'video selfies' to verify patient identities
Man lying on hospital bed photographing himself in an amusing way
identity and access management (IAM)

NHS to trial 'video selfies' to verify patient identities

Digital ID pilot would let patients use smartphones as part of multi-factor authentication
15 May 2018
Is the hype around biometrics justified?
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Is the hype around biometrics justified?

Despite growing adoption and promises of seamless security checks, the technology still needs work
23 Apr 2018
Is facial recognition fit for purpose?
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Is facial recognition fit for purpose?

It's the newest smartphone trend, but you shouldn't ditch your password just yet
26 Mar 2018