Biometrics

The Newest Password Technology Is Making Your Phone Easier for Police to Search

For the first time, police have compelled a suspect to unlock his phone using Face ID. The case reveals an interesting inversion: More advanced password technology is less protected from police seizure.

The Military Now Has Tooth Mics For Invisible, Hands-Free Radio Calls

The future of battlefield communications is resting comfortably near your back gums.

Dulles Airport Surprises Passengers with Facial-Recognition Boarding

Airport officials rolled out the system expecting to increase security and decrease boarding times.

FBI Looking For Tech to Foil Fingerprint Obliteration

The FBI wants artificial intelligence tools that can ID people with burnt, cut or otherwise altered fingerprints.

DC Airport First In Nation to Catch Suspected Imposter Using Facial Biometrics

After three days of operation, Washington Dulles International Airport’s biometric cameras identified a man allegedly attempting to use someone else’s passport to enter the U.S.

This Desk Changes When It Senses Your Stress At Work

The desk is a combination of technology, psychology, and design.

CBP Rolls Out Facial Recognition at Silicon Valley Airport

International travel at the Mineta San José International Airport has doubled in recent years.

Tomorrow’s Intelligent Malware Will Attack When It Sees Your Face

IBM researchers have injected viruses with neural nets, making them stealthier and precisely targetable.

What Government Could Learn from Payment Companies About Identity Management

If someone finds or steals a government Personal Identity Verification card, it’s possible that they could access sensitive or secret information during a very limited window before its loss was reported or discovered.

Surveillance Cameras Will Soon Divine Your Personality from Eye Movements

Machine-learning techniques promise to make biometric data far more useful for intelligence gathering.

The ACLU Used Amazon’s Facial Recognition And It Labelled Congress Members As Criminals

The ACLU is using this demonstration to call for a moratorium on police use of facial-recognition technology.

Microsoft Wants Congress to Regulate Facial Recognition

One of these metrics for regulation could be ensuring the technology works similarly for all

Orlando Does an About-Face on Facial Recognition Technology

The city’s police department is moving forward with the second phase of testing weeks after the initial pilot program ended amid concerns raised by civil liberties groups.

The Smartphone Fingerprint Scanner Gets a Heat-Sensing Upgrade

A new way to determine if it's actually you trying to access your phone.

Tech Companies Just Woke Up to a Big Problem With Their AI

AI and facial recognition are colliding in an alarming way.