More than 2,100 departments in 27 states use iris recognition, according to media reports from 2007. And in November 2010, the technology received high-profile coverage when the New York City Police Department (NYPD) began using it.
The smart phone would be the perfect form factor for this type of personal use credential. “People are carrying them and there’s no real additional hardware cost … we might be able to make that work,” Butler says.
The Obama administration is urging Congress not to adopt legislation that would impose constitutional safeguards on Americans’ e-mail stored in the cloud. As the law stands now, the authorities may obtain cloud e-mail without a warrant if it is ol
The proposed new biometric Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards would bear the I-T assessee' fingerprints (two from each hand) and the face.
Stanley will serve as the exclusive distributor for Hoyos in the U.S. and in Europe. The solution is one of iris recognition, but forget what you think of as iris recognition. With Hoyos' solution, iris recognition doesn't mean pressing your face...
Did you know that your communications that are posted on any Internet service can be searched by the government without a warrant? If the communication is older than 180 days, it is no longer protected. The government needs a warrant to access you
The system is designed to incorporate all manner of biometric data as new technology emerges, from iris scans to gait recognition and even scent detection, so that law enforcement can quickly identify criminals and terrorists here and around the...
Smart cards, biometrics, and other multifactor authentication services are starting to gain acceptance across the internet – and not just for internal LANs. Google, Hotmail, and plenty of other services support out-of-band, one-time-password...
Your iris, the colored part of your eye, is extremely easy to read and unique, even among twins. The shape of your ear, the way you walk, the size of your hands, your smell, the way you talk, and of course your face are all unique.
The USA Patriot Act could be used to target law-abiding gun owners. Section 206 of the Act allows “John Doe” roving wiretaps, which authorize wide searches of people without even providing the name of the target to a court. The section merely require
Members of the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) used more than nine hours to debate a controversial new data storage law pressed upon them by the European Union (EU), amidst noise from the gallery and protests on the floor. A slim and unconventional
A once-classified FBI memo reveals that the bureau treated a senior ABC News journalist as a potential confidential informant in the 1990s, pumping the reporter to ascertain the source of a sensational but uncorroborated tip that the network had obt
The days when biometric scanners were merely props in James Bond movies are gone. The North American market appears to be on the precipice of a change. Use cases for secure authentication are everywhere, and the technology foundations...
Marie Zwicker, a Quaker and a registered nurse, recalls discovering in 2005 that she and friends of hers were covertly infiltrated and listed in a government database as potential terrorists. They belonged to a group called the Truth Project, whic
Combat efforts towards terrorists employ costly multifaceted approaches. Fusion Centers, currently 72 approved by the Department of Homeland Security, are perhaps the most visible vessels that assist in these combat operations. Data from various sour
Are 95% of People Investigated Under New FBI Guidelines Innocent, but Entered into Database?
The Congressional Budget Office said taxing people based on how many miles they drive is a possible option for raising new revenues and these taxes could be used to offset the costs of highway maintenance when federal funds are short.
Subject: Dismantling Corporatocracy - Corporation-ruled government, Sovereignty, forced vaccination, health freedom and unreasonable invasion of privacy
Anyone who carries around a smartphone or any mobile device with GPS enabled is constantly broadcasting where they are, Jonas said. Cell phones are generating a "staggering amount" of geolocational data, over 600 billion transactions per day in the
It’s easy to forget these days, but former President Bush’s illegal warrantless surveillance program was never halted by Congress, nor by the Obama administration. It was merely [retroactively] legalized in a 2008 law called the FISA Amendments Act.
A lawsuit challenging the government's right to eavesdrop on Americans without warrants under the Patriot Act was re-instated by an appeals court Monday. Libertarians cheered the decision, which will allow Amnesty International, Human Rights Watc
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In later stages, NGI system also will be expanded to include the analysis of palm prints, handwriting, faces, human irises and voices.
The Patriot Act has been surrounded by a cloud of fear-mongering since it was reintroduced almost immediately after the 9/11 attacks and rushed through Congress, without any finding that the sweeping new powers granted by the act had anything to do w
One of the goals to be reached before a national state can be completely controlled, is the implementation of computer chips in every product, every animal and every human being.
We recently covered the White House's recommendations for new IP enforcement laws, which all too frequently went way too far -- such as in trying to make streaming a felony and in allowing the feds to get wiretaps for copyright infringement cases. T
The White house Copyright Czar proposed new law, that would allow corporations to dump a list of internet users into the justice department for the justice department to wiretap. I call it the IPOD patriot act. In my mind, it will allow “point an
The Georgia State Senate has approved a bill that would require senior citizens in the state to acquire a biometric ID card to access Medicaid for health care, according to a WSBTV article.
The White House today proposed sweeping revisions to U.S. copyright law, including making “illegal streaming” of audio or video a federal felony and allowing FBI agents to wiretap suspected infringers.
At the same time, federal, state and local governments will launch new citizen ID programs for the Internet and expand the use of current secure ID programs," said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance.