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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.