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Biometrics On the Rise Among San Diego Police

Biometrics On the Rise Among San Diego Police

San Diego police have been expanding their use of biometric technology in investigations. The main modality in play is facial recognition. San Diego county police officers use mobile devices such as tablets to take snapshots of criminal suspects, and then facial recognition software is used to match those suspects against the county’s criminal mugshot database.…

San Diego School District Cancels Biometric Login System

San Diego School District Cancels Biometric Login System

An initiative to have some students in San Diego schools log in to their school-issued iPads via facial recognition has been unceremoniously canceled. The Encinitas Union School District terminated the contract in late June. Initially, the idea was to have a single, easy-to-use authentication process for students using the iPads, since there had been issues…

iPad Facial Recognition Coming to San Diego Schools

iPad Facial Recognition Coming to San Diego Schools

A San Diego school district is launching a pilot program to have students log onto their school-issued iPads via a facial recognition system, according to a Breitbart article by Merrill Hope. The system, provided by a company called Virtual Keyring (VKR), is intended to save time, as students are continually forgetting their passwords and in…