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Iris ID Tech Now Integrated with Fed Submit Platform

Iris ID Tech Now Integrated with Fed Submit Platform

“The Mentalix solution will make it easier – and faster – for local officials to know who is being booked and released from their facilities.” – Mohammed Murad, Vice President Global Sales and Business Development, Iris ID Iris ID‘s iris biometrics technology is now fully integrated into Mentalix’s Fed Submit platform. The companies’ partnership was first…

Government Biometrics Month: The Primer

Government Biometrics Month: The Primer

The government sector has long been a key driver – if not the key driver – of the biometrics market. But with biometric technologies having advanced by leaps and bounds over the last few years, the applications and deployments that are taking place now are more exciting than ever. This is all going to get…

InCadence Mobile App Added to FBI Certified Products List

InCadence Mobile App Added to FBI Certified Products List

InCadence Strategic Solutions‘ Ares mobile biometrics software is now officially on the FBI Certified Products List, the company has announced. The app is designed to operate in conjunction with InCadence fingerprint scanners, which can be plugged into Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets. And the software is designed to connect with county and state fingerprint databases,…

Biometric Hashing System Aims to Save Trafficking Victims by Erasing Their Identities

Biometric Hashing System Aims to Save Trafficking Victims by Erasing Their Identities

A new biometric identification system from TrustStamp could make a real impact in the fight against human trafficking at the US-Mexico border. The system, which will be trialed by Attorneys General in Guanajuato and New Mexico, offers a workaround to the longstanding issue of information sharing between the states. While police agencies on either side…

Biometric Border System Busts Impostor On Third Day of Operation: CBP

Biometric Border System Busts Impostor On Third Day of Operation: CBP

The US Customs and Border Protection agency is using a recent bust to highlight the advantages of its escalating use of facial recognition technology at US airports. As the CBP tells it, only a couple of days after this technology was implemented at the Washington Dulles International Airport, it found that a 26-year-old traveler coming…

Metropolitan Police to Deploy Biometric Fingerprint Scanners to Hundreds of Officers

Metropolitan Police to Deploy Biometric Fingerprint Scanners to Hundreds of Officers

“…the INK Biometrics scans will search for matches against criminal databases within 60 seconds, allowing police work to proceed more efficiently, and ensuring that criminal suspects are not needlessly hauled into police stations for criminal records checks.” London’s Metropolitan Police are upgrading their biometric capabilities with a new mobile fingerprint scanning system called INK Biometrics…

Amazon Defends Rekognition Against Critics

Amazon Defends Rekognition Against Critics

“Amazon offers the example of Rekognition technology being used to crack a sex trafficking case by identifying 20 victims and helping to send the perpetrator to prison…” Amazon is trying to put its own spin on its sale of facial recognition technology to police with a new case study put together by Marinus Analytics. It…

IDEMIA’s New Case AFIS is Aimed at Latent Print Examination

IDEMIA’s New Case AFIS is Aimed at Latent Print Examination

“Through working with forensic experts on leading edge techniques and approaches, IDEMIA’s latent print examination discipline has resulted in our latest compact and convenient offering, IDEMIA Case AFIS.” – Donnie Scott, Senior Vice President, Public Security for North America, IDEMIA IDEMIA has announced a new Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) aimed specifically at forensic investigators dealing…

Scottish Advisory Group Recommends Establishment of Biometrics Commissioner, Rules for Police

Scottish Advisory Group Recommends Establishment of Biometrics Commissioner, Rules for Police

Government authorities in Scotland have launched a public consultation on how police should handle biometric data, reports The Scotsman. It’s the product of an Independent Advisory Group on biometrics established earlier this year, which has concluded that there should be formal rules concerning how such data is collected, stored, and disposed of. The matter would…

Orlando Police to Proceed with Rekognition Testing

Orlando Police to Proceed with Rekognition Testing

“In its memo, the OPD said that the next trial would operate similarly to the first, in which seven police officers volunteered to have their faces scanned by the system.” The Orlando Police Department will continue to test facial recognition technology from Amazon despite the recent outcry from privacy and civil rights advocates over the…

Police Use Controversial Biometric Tech to Identify Capital Gazette Shooter

Police Use Controversial Biometric Tech to Identify Capital Gazette Shooter

Police authorities used facial recognition to identify the suspect in last week’s shooting at the Capital Gazette offices in Annapolis, Maryland, in which five people were killed. At the time of his arrest, the suspect, Jarrod Ramos, was not carrying identification, and police were unable to identify him through his fingerprint. So they turned to…

UN Launches Best Practices Guide for Biometrics in Counter-Terrorism

UN Launches Best Practices Guide for Biometrics in Counter-Terrorism

“It’s meant to help UN members cooperate with each other and police organizations like Interpol, which has been calling for the increased sharing of biometric intelligence – and recently raised alarm among civil rights advocates with its own voice identification system designed to trawl criminal databases and social media accounts.” The United Nations is taking…

Interpol Nears Completion of Voice Identification System

Interpol Nears Completion of Voice Identification System

Interpol is currently in the final stages of the development of an international voice biometrics database to be shared with member police agencies. Called the Speaker Identification Integrated Project, it includes voice samples from 192 law enforcement agencies, and is designed to let Interpol members and affiliates use voice recognition technology to match suspects against…

‘Our Company Should Not Be In the Surveillance Business’: Amazon Employees

‘Our Company Should Not Be In the Surveillance Business’: Amazon Employees

Amazon’s own employees have now joined the chorus of voices calling for the company to halt its sale of biometric surveillance technology to law enforcement and other government agencies. Their demand has surfaced in an open letter to Jeff Bezos with an undisclosed number of signatories. The letter has arrived immediately after another open letter,…

Aadhaar Info Cannot Be Shared With Police: UIDAI

Aadhaar Info Cannot Be Shared With Police: UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India has clarified that it cannot share data from the country’s biometric national ID program after the head of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said such information could be used in criminal investigations. Speaking at the 19th All India Conference of Directors of Finger Prints Bureau, the NCRB chief had…

US, Mexican Authorities to Track Human Trafficking Victims with Facial Recognition

US, Mexican Authorities to Track Human Trafficking Victims with Facial Recognition

Attorneys General from the US and Mexico are poised to unveil a new facial recognition system designed to track victims of human trafficking this week. According to a Hypopotamus report, the system will allow families to upload photos of missing persons, and will then use these photos to identify individuals caught on surveillance feeds. The…

Korean Rights Agency Deems Fingerprint Scanning of Children Unconstitutional

Korean Rights Agency Deems Fingerprint Scanning of Children Unconstitutional

South Korea’s independent human rights agency has weighed in on a newly proposed law that would allow government authorities to collect the fingerprints of children aged four and under without parental consent, deeming it unconstitutional. As The Korea Times reports, the law was drafted with the aim of helping police to track down missing children.…

Iris ID Partners with Mentalix for Greater Role in FBI Biometrics Program

Iris ID Partners with Mentalix for Greater Role in FBI Biometrics Program

“Our iCAM R100 cameras add a valuable dimension to the Fed Submit kiosks. The Mentalix solution will make it easier – and faster – for local officials to know who is being booked and released from their facilities.” – Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Global Business Development and Sales, Iris ID Iris ID is poised to play…

IDEMIA Wins 5-Year UK Fingerprint Matching Contract

IDEMIA Wins 5-Year UK Fingerprint Matching Contract

“IDEMIA’s fingerprint matching service will primarily be used by domestic law enforcement agencies, as well as border control and immigration authorities…” The UK’s Home Office has selected IDEMIA to provide it with an upgraded fingerprint matching system. In a statement announcing its contract win, IDEMIA did not disclose the project’s value. But the company did…

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