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FBI Agents Compel Suspect to Unlock iPhone with Biometric Locking System
FBI agents recently forced a man to unlock his iPhone using the device's built-in facial biometric unlocking system—Face ID—according to Forbes.
October 2, 2018
Unlocking the Perfect Gun Lock
Many companies and innovators have tried to create the perfect solution for keeping a gun safe from kids or other unauthorized users while simultaneously allowing the firearm to be ready at a moment’s notice for the gun owner. Most solutions can be divided into three primary categories: traditional safes, cable or trigger locks, and biometric options. Each of these, however, while offering a way to secure firearms, suffer from either reliability or accessibility issues.
July 18, 2018
Florida Department Extends Test of Amazon's Facial Recognition Software
The Orlando Police Department plans to continue its test of Amazon's controversial "Rekognition" facial recognition software, despite opposition from civil rights groups and even company employees and investors.
July 9, 2018
ACLU Demands Amazon Stop Providing Facial Recognition Tool to Law Enforcement
In Oregon, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is using the program to look for matches within its own database of booking mug shots, said Deputy Jeff Talbot. The department also confirms each match made through the Rekognition software by another method, he said.
May 23, 2018
Crossmatch to Offer Security Software for Panasonic Devices
“DigitalPersona offers Toughbook customers the option of an integrated approach to strengthening their overall security posture without burdening the user or the IT department,” said Lance Roncalli, SVP for Crossmatch. “Administrators can establish the optimal authentication approach for a given use case and user.”
May 1, 2018
Florida Court Hearing Appeal of Case Involving Facial Recognition Technology
The court battle, regarded by researchers as the first of its kind in the country to consider how the surveillance tool can be used in a criminal case, is being waged over a statewide biometric database of faces run out of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office — one that extends to anyone with a Florida driver’s license despite their criminal histories, or lack thereof.
March 12, 2018
Baltimore to Use Fingerprint Scanners to Track Officer Work Hours
The move comes as the department struggles to control ongoing overtime spending of nearly a million dollars a week, and amid the ongoing federal trial of two Gun Trace Task Force officers whose colleagues have admitted to rampant overtime fraud by the unit.
February 1, 2018
Integrated Biometrics Announces Five-0 Pocket-sized 10-Print Fingerprint Scanner
Integrated Biometrics has announced the Five-0 scanner for mobile fingerprint enrollment and verification. Five-0 is the first FBI-Certified, AFIS compatible 10-finger scanner that fits easily in a pocket and can run for hours using power provided by a smartphone, according to the company.
May 25, 2017
FAP60 Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Sensor
Crossmatch's innovative new fingerprint technology is designed to give law enforcement agencies a truly mobile ten-print fingerprint sensor.
October 24, 2016
3M Releases New LiveScan 5.0 Software
The updated LiveScan 5.0 facilitates the capture, storage, and dispersal of criminal demographic and biometric information, including fingerprints, palm prints, iris, facial, and SMT images.
August 11, 2016
Intellicheck Mobilisa Awarded U.S. Patent
Intellicheck Mobilisa has been awarded a U.S. Patent governing the two-factor fingerprint biometric identity process that authenticates an identity card with embedded fingerprint biometric information and the live biometric information of a person presenting the card.
July 6, 2016
LEID Products Granted Patent for Biometrics Management System
LEID's BACS Asset Management System eliminates potential liability while reducing the negative cost repercussions of human error in asset management. Its technology powers security, control, safety, accountability, and reliability in reporting.
June 20, 2016
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