AI Experts Question Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology

By Fred O'Connor | April 4, 2019
The Weekly Cypher is curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in biometric and cybersecurity news. Here are a few headlines you may have missed this week. AI Experts Question Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology |New York Times  At least 25 prominent artificial-intelligence researchers, including experts at Google, Facebook and Microsoft, have signed a letter […]
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As biometric use grows, Singapore creates agency focused on the technology

By Justine Brown | April 2, 2019
Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) recently announced it will create a science and technology agency that focuses on biometrics as use of the technology grows rapidly in the country. Singapore is all about biometrics. The country is testing facial recognition for prison inmate management (to replace manual muster checks, among other things). It also […]
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China’s Airport Facial Recognition Kiosks Should Make Us Fear For Our Privacy  

By Fred O'Connor | March 29, 2019
The Weekly Cypher is curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in biometric and cybersecurity news. Here are a few headlines you may have missed this week. China’s Airport Facial Recognition Kiosks Should Make Us Fear For Our Privacy | Fast Company Matthew Brennan, an expert on Chinese technology, recently posted a short video […]
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How your biometric data is different from your password

By Asem Othman | March 28, 2019
Biometric authentication has been billed as the technology that may eventually replace passwords. But the C-suite, security professionals, and rank-and-file employees all harbor different concerns about how biometrics are collected, stored and used. One of the biggest concerns is around biometric data being spoofed and used in presentation attacks. People have grown accustomed to hearing […]
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Using regulations to boost your business

By James Stickland | March 26, 2019
Regulations and mandates often strike fear in C-suites and compliance managers, as they automatically gravitate toward how these could restrict them or hold back their business. Focusing on the punitive measures that accompany regulations, however, prevents organizations from realizing that compliance can help enterprise’s reach new customers, understand existing customers better and tackle long-delayed infrastructure […]
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Biometric authentication is key to success in a post PSD2 landscape

By Derek Goldstein | March 22, 2019
The Weekly Cypher is curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in biometric and cybersecurity news. Here are a few headlines you may have missed this week. Biometric authentication is key to success in a post PSD2 landscape: report | Find Biometrics The final deadline for compliance with the European Union’s revised Payment Services […]
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RSA attendees interested in using biometrics at work

By Fred O'Connor | March 21, 2019
Security professionals are eager to use biometric authentication to access work applications, based on a survey Veridium conducted at RSA. When asked what biometric authentication use case they were most excited to try, 41 percent of respondents said accessing a work account. Other use cases that interested them were using biometrics to identify themselves at […]
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The EU may introduce a national biometric ID card. Will the US follow suit?

By Justine Brown | March 19, 2019
Earlier this month, the EU Council Presidency and European Parliament reached an informal agreement to add biometrics to national identity cards. Under the proposal, new EU ID cards will digitally store two fingerprint images and a facial image on a contactless chip. The proposal is now with the EU ambassadors for confirmation. The European Commission recently […]
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Japan looking at facial recognition to restrict addicts from gambling

By Fred O'Connor | March 14, 2019
The Weekly Cypher is curated to keep you up-to-date on the latest in biometric and cybersecurity news. Here are a few headlines you may have missed this week. Japan looking at facial recognition to restrict addicts from gambling | Biometric Update The government of Japan plans to ask gambling venue operators to consider using facial recognition […]
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