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biometrics

Home Office to collect foreign offenders' biometric data using smartwatch scheme
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privacy

Home Office to collect foreign offenders' biometric data using smartwatch scheme

Facial recognition and geolocation data will be matched against Home Office, Ministry of Justice and police databases
5 Aug 2022
Southern co-operative faces legal complaint for facial recognition CCTV
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privacy

Southern co-operative faces legal complaint for facial recognition CCTV

Rights group Big Brother Watch has written to the Information Commissioner to “stop unlawful processing”
26 Jul 2022
Amazon gave police departments Ring footage without permission
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privacy

Amazon gave police departments Ring footage without permission

The tech giant has done this 11 times this year
14 Jul 2022
FTC fires warning against sensitive data misuse
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Policy & legislation

FTC fires warning against sensitive data misuse

The agency has responded to fears around biometric data breaches, including those relating to abortion services
13 Jul 2022
SoftBank under pressure over links with 'blacklisted' Chinese facial recognition firm
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Business strategy

SoftBank under pressure over links with 'blacklisted' Chinese facial recognition firm

A subsidiary of the Japanese tech giant that conducts business with Mastercard and Visa relies on tech by the sanctioned SenseTime
8 Jul 2022
Review calls for urgent new laws over use of biometric technology
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Policy & legislation

Review calls for urgent new laws over use of biometric technology

Report also calls for the creation of a biometrics ethics board and greater scrutiny of data sharing
30 Jun 2022
India backtracks on biometric ID system warning
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Policy & legislation

India backtracks on biometric ID system warning

Despite alerting citizens to problems with the system, it has now withdrawn the warning two days after its publication
30 May 2022
The pros and cons of facial recognition technology
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privacy

The pros and cons of facial recognition technology

Is it really worth risking user privacy in the name of efficiency and security?
22 Apr 2022
How to implement passwordless authentication
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Security

How to implement passwordless authentication

Worried about leaked credentials? We explain how to shut down the risk by ditching passwords entirely
30 Mar 2022
Ukraine given access to Clearview AI's controversial facial recognition tech
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biometrics

Ukraine given access to Clearview AI's controversial facial recognition tech

The tech will be used to recognise Russian soldiers, tackle misinformation, and identify the deceased
14 Mar 2022
What is Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) under PSD2?
Online payment
two-factor authentication (2FA)

What is Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) under PSD2?

An in-depth look at the EU directive that aims to harmonise online payment protection
14 Mar 2022
Nvidia hackers leak 190GB of data allegedly stolen from Samsung
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data breaches

Nvidia hackers leak 190GB of data allegedly stolen from Samsung

The LAPSUS$ hacking group claims to have breached the tech giant to steal internal data and source code
7 Mar 2022
Aldi launches its first checkout-free store in London
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smart city

Aldi launches its first checkout-free store in London

The store uses facial age estimation technology provided by Yoti to verify the purchase of age-restricted products
18 Jan 2022
Five things to consider before choosing an MFA solution
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Security

Five things to consider before choosing an MFA solution

Because we all should move on from using “password” as a password!
17 Dec 2021
IT Pro News In Review: Microsoft pitches 'metaverse', Graff's celebrity data leak, Meta facial recognition
IT Pro News In Review: Microsoft pitches 'metaverse', Graff's celebrity data leak, Meta facial recognitionvideo
biometrics

IT Pro News In Review: Microsoft pitches 'metaverse', Graff's celebrity data leak, Meta facial recognition

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
5 Nov 2021
Facebook is shutting down its controversial facial recognition system
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biometrics

Facebook is shutting down its controversial facial recognition system

The move will see more than a billion facial templates removed from Facebook's records amid a push for more private applications of the technology
3 Nov 2021
IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schools
IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schoolsvideo
Hardware

IT Pro News in Review: MacBook refresh, Facebook creating jobs and facial recognition in schools

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
22 Oct 2021
Scottish schools serve up facial recognition for school dinners
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biometrics

Scottish schools serve up facial recognition for school dinners

COVID, quicker payments and better security are all cited as reasons for ditching cards and fingerprints in favour of the new system
18 Oct 2021
£100 contactless payment limit could place shoppers at risk, warn industry experts
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Policy & legislation

£100 contactless payment limit could place shoppers at risk, warn industry experts

The tech industry reacts to the new threshold introduced by the FCA
15 Oct 2021
7-Eleven biometric data collection found in breach of Australian privacy laws
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privacy

7-Eleven biometric data collection found in breach of Australian privacy laws

The US convenience store chain has been ordered to scrap its facial scanning tool and delete any stored data
14 Oct 2021
UK's surveillance guidance shows tech is "impossible to regulate"
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biometrics

UK's surveillance guidance shows tech is "impossible to regulate"

Privacy group Liberty says the updated code of practice fails to account for the dangers created by this "dystopian surveillance tool"
17 Aug 2021
Senators quiz Amazon on palm scanning tech
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biometrics

Senators quiz Amazon on palm scanning tech

Lawmakers fret about the privacy implications of Amazon One
13 Aug 2021
Judge forces Capitol rioter to unlock laptop using facial recognition
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biometrics

Judge forces Capitol rioter to unlock laptop using facial recognition

Prosecutors argued that the Microsoft device could contain footage of the 6 January insurrection
22 Jul 2021