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New York to Test Facial Recognition at Bridge, Tunnel Crossings

New York to Test Facial Recognition at Bridge, Tunnel Crossings

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new measures to modernize the state’s bridge and tunnel crossings, including biometric identification technology. Security is a major component of the modernization plan, which will see anti-terrorism units paired with traffic enforcement at important crossings, along with a strong State Police and National Guardsmen presence. Meanwhile, cameras will…

New York DMV’s Facial Recognition System Catching Fraudsters

New York DMV’s Facial Recognition System Catching Fraudsters

New York State’s use of facial recognition at the DMV is paying dividends, reports WIBX. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles started using the technology in 2010. It’s designed to use facial biometrics to verify the identities of driver license applicants, helping to cut down on duplication and identity fraud. And apparently it’s working: Since…

N.Y. State Police Get Fingerprint Biometrics Grants

N.Y. State Police Get Fingerprint Biometrics Grants

In a sign of law enforcement authorities’ growing enthusiasm for fingerprint biometrics, agencies from 27 New York counties applied for state grants to purchase new fingerprint scanning devices. In Western New York alone, grants totaling almost $80,000 were awarded to police agencies from just five counties. According to The Buffalo News, the state grants are intended…

New York, New Jersey DMVs Team Up with Biometrics

New York, New Jersey DMVs Team Up with Biometrics

New York’s use of facial recognition technology is expanding via a partnership between its Department of Motor Vehicles and that of New Jersey. The two organizations have agreed to use the technology to cross-check driver’s license applicants in each jurisdiction. New York’s DMV has already used the technology to make over 3500 arrests connected to…

Clarkson University Calls For Iris Liveness Detection

Clarkson University Calls For Iris Liveness Detection

A professor at Clarkson University in New York is predicting a bright future for iris recognition systems in mobile devices. Prof. Stephanie Schuckers points to the recent launch in Japan of Fujistu’s Arrows NX F-04G as a sign of things to come. Fujitsu’s new smartphone is the first in the world to use built-in iris…

Government Use of Facial Recognition Deepens in New York

Government Use of Facial Recognition Deepens in New York

Government use of facial recognition technology is on the rise in New York, and so far there has been little public discussion about it. One of the most impactful uses of the technology has been in the New York Police Department’s investigations. The NYPD has actually established its own facial identification unit, comprised of five…