New York City to weigh strict facial recognition ban

Legislation would bar the use of the technology in public places and in residential buildings and would be one of the strictest prohibitions in the United States.

How hackers outwit facial ID

Deepfakes, spoofed metadata and digital injection attacks are some of the most prevalent biometric hacks, and governments could lose billions if they are not addressed.

Wearables to keep responders safe, boost resilience

The Department of Homeland Security is funding five startups that identify and resolve health and wellness issues before they reach a crisis level.

How a Florida county’s election office solved authentication challenges

The Orange County Elections Office deployed a user-friendly, identity-bound biometrics solution that authenticates staff to ensure the security of voter data and prevent vote tampering and fraud.

CBP expands biometric authentication to Maine border crossings

Customs and Border Protection will use Simplified Arrival to provide a streamlined and contactless authentication process at pedestrian crossings.

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When people become data records, ‘low-resolution’ citizens struggle

When identity-authenticating systems are unevenly implemented, people whose identifying data contains errors or inconsistencies struggle to access connected government services.

Mississippi launches digital driver’s license

State residents can now store a digitized version of their driver’s license on their smartphone.

What cities must do to responsibly deploy facial recognition solutions

The National League of Cities has published recommendations for guiding conversations around how facial recognition technology is being implemented.

Army wants to clean up biometric ID data

Cleaner data and biometric-matching algorithms will deliver improved matching results and limit the number of manual comparisons required.

AI facial analysis is scientifically questionable. Should we be using it for border control?

While governments and national security can benefit from border control technologies, advanced surveillance creates risks for the misuse of personal data and the violation of human rights.

TSA, Delta test biometric check-in for domestic flights

The Transportation Security Administration is working with Delta Airlines and the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to test a touchless system that verifies a domestic passenger’s digital identity with customer’s passport number, TSA PreCheck membership and a live photo.

Breaking out biometrics funding

How agencies are investing in biometrics and identity management to improve national security.

In search of better biometrics

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released new biometric samples researchers can use to test their authentication technology.

Safety in biometric identification: Liveness detection technology

Liveness detection reduces the risk of spoofing by using advanced technologies ensure that biological identifiers are from the proper user and not from someone else.

DOD builds laser that IDs remote subjects by their heartbeat

The Defense Department has developed a device that uses an infrared laser to detect unique cardiac signatures of people 200 meters away.

DHS building consolidated system for biometric data

The Department of Homeland Security wants to improve the data analysis capabilities of its forthcoming cloud-based biometric identification platform.

Images of travelers, license plates stolen from CBP subcontractor

Images of travelers and license plates crossing the border were stolen when hackers breached the network of a Customs and Border Protection subcontractor.

Fingerprint and face scanners aren't as secure as we think they are

Advances in artificial intelligence are rendering current methods of protecting biometric data obsolete.

DISA tests continuous multifactor biometric ID for mobile devices

The devices -- or more specifically, the chipsets embedded within them -- analyze a user's walking gait, location, facial structure and voice patterns to validate identity.

Facial recognition shows big improvements

Gains in the accuracy of facial recognition technology over the last four years have been "revolutionary and not evolutionary," according to an expert from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.