Sony is moving from taking biometrics from the surface of the finger to using internal finger veins with a new authentication technology that could appear in mobile devices within a year.
Five times a day — when he wakes up, when he gets to school, after lunch, after school and at 8 p.m. — Ramos is required to enter his code into the machine. If he's not where he's supposed to be, the GPS provides a way to find him.
And then there's something that would have come straight out of a sci-fi movie just a few decades ago.
One by one they were finger-printed, swabs taken, retinas scanned. A soldier took a photograph of each man with a white board known as a "Capture Tag" hanging around his neck bearing his name and address.
The Homeland Security Department this summer plans to begin testing a DNA analyzer that's small enough to be easily portable and fast enough to return results in less than an hour.
Whenever James Bond needed a nifty device to snap a surreptitious surveillance picture or escape the gilded clutches of Auric Goldfinger, he could count on the ingenious minds in the Secret Service's Q Division to devise a solution.
It's been revealed that the U.S. government contracted HBGary Federal for the development of software which could create multiple fake social media profiles to manipulate and sway public opinion on controversial issues by promoting propaganda.
Here on the outskirts of Milan, I.B.M. is working on a way to mesh retail and technology that, if successful, will produce a new market for its technology and place biometrics — in the forefront of retail marketing.
Biometric security leverages parts of the human body as security code. Such proprietary biometric data of each individual needs to be converted into digital data.
COICA has also been referred to as the “Blacklist” bill because it allows the government to blacklist or seize any domain name suspected of infringement — even if located outside the United States.
After the FDC guards take the suspect’s fingerprints and iris scans, he is medically screened and given any needed treatment. Next, he will be issued an orange jump suit and a cell.
The biometric data will include all 10 fingerprints, iris scan and face recognition. Individuals can not opt out of the biometric data collection!
by Lynn Swearingen/PPJ Gazette For years many Americans have been concerned. How will the State know that the educational process has been effective? How will “stakeholders” and other “interested parties” such as The Mississippi Department of Human
A recent report from the (GAO) demonstrates that the federal E-Verify program needs a biometric component, according to the Security Industry Association (SIA). E-Verify is used by employers to determine if individuals are legal residents of the US..
As drone expert, P.W. Singer said, "At this point, it doesn't really matter if you are against the technology, because it's coming." According to Singer, "The miniaturization of drones is where it really gets interesting.
Networked computers determine just how quickly our private lives become discrete packets of public information, and our financial portfolios become electronic heaps of worthless rubble. We "volunteered" to participate in this grand experiment...
The FBI urged members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security on Thursday to update the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) and make it easier for authorities to eavesdrop on Internet.
NIST’s technologists envision that consumers could use an identity credential, such as a smart card or digital certificate, to prove their identity for things such as online banking, without revealing sensitive information at every log-in.
That organization is tasked with the goal of creating a once-size fits all international identification system using massive data banks that contain individual biometric information on nearly everyone in the world.
As expected, Congress is holding hearings as it prepares to reintroduce COICA, a horribly written piece of legislation that effectively gives the US government more powers to censor websites (even beyond the DHS domain seizures)
"The key to border protection this year is mobility," organizer Michael Rosenberg said. "Anything that law enforcement can use to fill in the gaps between fixed surveillance positions along the border is drawing interest."
The new program, announced in January, has been greeted by skepticism about the role of government, the creation of new layers of bureaucracy, and possible government interference in the online activities of individual Americans.
The Obama administration is to propose a $37 billion increase in federal spending for the Department of Homeland Security, earmarking funds for more radiation firing naked body scanners in airports around the country.
“How do you get people to buy what they don’t want?” Lewis asked Thursday during a conference on ID management hosted by the Digital Government Institute. “There is no demand for better identity.”
The House measure, passed 275-144, would extend authority for the USA Patriot Act-related provisions until Dec. 8. Common ground must be found with the Senate before the provisions expire on Feb. 28.
Transportation Security Administration head John S. Pistole is considering the concept of a "trusted traveler" program that would speed passengers willing to provide detailed advance personal information through airport security checkpoints.
With the moniker of Security Screening Confidential Data Privacy Act (SSCDPA) the above failed last year and is now a proposed Amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Reauthorization Bill (FAARB). Interesting – maybe this should have falle
They met in Washington, D.C. to hammer out a deal on creating a common “perimeter” around the two countries while diminishing the role of the nations’ shared border and developing a biometric system to track North Americans.
The fact that Jeff Flake would sell out our freedom after realizing he won't have an easy run for office in 12, shows that he clearly thinks Neo-Cons will save him or he truly is arrogant enough to believe we will forgetRead Letter
Surveillance video cameras are sprouting in mid-sized communities across the USA as police borrow the crime-fighting tool from big metro areas. Saginaw, Mich. (population 55,238), last year installed 17 video cameras at a water/skate park and plan