Government Sued Over Tattoo Recognition Technology

The Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that the program curtails First Amendment right to freedom of expression.

How One Law Enforcement Agency Is Using Facial Recognition to Identify Suspects

In Oregon, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department can review 300,000 mugshots in seconds and is helping other agencies to query their databases as well.

What Do China’s Police Collect on Citizens in Order to Predict Crime? Everything

These databases can scoop up everything from addresses, to medical history, supermarket membership, and delivery records.

Can iPhone's Face ID Be Fooled By a Mask?

Hackers may have found a way through 3D printing.

Are Face Scans Resurrecting the False Science of Physiognomy?

Many researchers fear the consequences of training computers to identify a person’s sexual orientation and criminality based solely on physical appearance.

Russian, Chinese Companies Win Intel Community's Face Recognition Tech Contest

Moscow-based NTechlab won two categories of IARPA’s facial recognition challenge.

How a Commerce Department Standards Agency Grew Into a Cybersecurity Powerhouse

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has a hand in nearly every aspect of government cybersecurity.

DHS Wants Tech to Scan Your Face as You Drive to Mexico

The department is opting for a faster procurement option for the technology.

Will Privacy Rights Shut Down the World's Largest Biometric Database?

A new ruling in India could jeopardize the country’s controversial collection of citizens’ fingerprints, photographs, and iris scans.

Samsung Wants Your Behavior to Unlock Your Phones

The company has significant market share among Defense Department customers but plans to pursue civilian agencies.

The Supercharged Facial Recognition of the Iphone 8

Have your face scanned in just a few millionths of a second.

Pentagon Expanding Behavioral Biometrics With Keystroke Tracker

A new group signed to see if the technology can help fight insider threats.

DHS Thinks Biometrics Can 'Improve Daily Life'

The department sole-sourced a contract to the University Of Texas at Austin's Center for Identity.

If the FBI Has Your Biometrics, It Doesn't Have to Tell You

A final rule blocks millions of citizens from requesting information about the data stored in that system.

Uber Drivers in Kenya Will Take Selfies to Keep Riders Safe

Real-time identification check helps drivers protect their accounts from being compromised, says the company.

The Future of Military IT: Gait Biometrics, Software Nets, and Photon Communicators

DISA director Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn talks about the tech he’s eyeing, some of which is barely out of the theoretical realm.

How Customers Are Defining the Future of Biometrics

As organizations try to move beyond passwords, the government will need to ensure biometric systems are ethical and secure.

Intelligence Community Wants to Identify Faces in the 'Wild'

IARPA unveiled a prize challenge to find the best facial matching algorithms.

DHS: Biometrics Could Cut the Over 700K Visa Overstays

About 1.47 percent of foreign travelers with visas overstayed their expected departure.