Biometrics

A New York school district has finished installing a facial recognition system intended to spot potentially dangerous intruders, but state officials concerned about privacy say they want to know more before the technology is put into use.
by Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press
12:15pm
6.4.2019
The New York Police Department used a photo of Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor, according to a report published Thursday.
by Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
8:26am
5.17.2019
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San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that's creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores,...
by Matt O'Brien and Janie Har, Associated Press
11:13am
5.13.2019
A sophisticated voice-identity technology that monitors inmates on prison telephones has been installed in at least 23 Florida counties and has been used to bring criminal charges against inmates in at least one of them, a Fresh Take Florida...
by Katherine Campione, Fresh Take Florida via AP
11:10am
5.7.2019
Scientists have shown that a brain imaging technique called fMRI can be beaten by the use of two particular mental countermeasures.
by University of Plymouth
12:28pm
5.3.2019
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Facial recognition technology works even when only half a face is visible, U.K. researchers have found.
by University of Bradford
12:54pm
5.1.2019
U.S. border authorities say they've started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years old and younger, including fingerprints, despite privacy concerns and government policy intended to restrict what can be collected from...
by Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
10:57am
4.29.2019
A Virginia scientist has developed a free software platform that uses crowdsourcing to significantly increase the ability of algorithms to identify faces in photos. Through the software platform, called Photo Sleuth, Kurt Luther seeks to uncover the...
by Virginia Tech
11:03am
2.28.2019
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Superficial but deliberate changes in someone's facial appearance — such as a new hairstyle or complexion — are surprisingly effective in identity deception, new research suggests.
by University of York
10:04am
2.20.2019
A team from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has published a new study concluding that their method of proteomics sequencing of even short single hair strands will be a game-changer in criminalistics of the future, as they write in the...
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12:18pm
2.13.2019
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There are a few key points of identification that are common and crucial to any forensic investigation, especially those in which individual identification is muddled by the presence of multiple skeletal samples or in the case of individuals without...
by Qiagen
1:52pm
1.17.2019
One of the most futuristic new projects in DNA investigation is about how the fundamental blueprint of DNA is expressed — through proteins.
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2:05pm
12.10.2018
Academics have conducted the first independent academic evaluation of Automated Facial Recognition (AFR) technology across a variety of major policing operations.
by Cardiff University
10:48am
11.28.2018
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