Will a standardized system for verifying Web identity ever catch on? (CNN, Feb 15, 2012)
By Mark Milian - My neighbor recently discovered a four-digit passcode that unlocks the front doors to our apartment building.

In Fight to Secure Cyberspace, Lawmakers Can't Forget Privacy (Huffington Post, Feb 14, 2012)
By Eugene K. Chow - As security officials continue to stir the pot with doomsday warnings of apocalyptic cyberattacks, lawmakers must not lose sight of privacy rights as Congress moves ahead with legislation aimed at protecting key private networks.

UnitedHealth unveils cloud computing platform to help doctors, hospitals improve care (Washington Post , Feb 14, 2012)
UnitedHealth Group’s Optum business is launching a service that allows doctors to share information about patients over the Internet, as health care companies continue their push to improve care with better coordination.

FBI says social media monitoring won't infringe privacy rights (Computerworld , Feb 14, 2012)
By Jaikumar Vijayan - The FBI today said that its proposed plans to monitor social media sites as part of a broader strategy to improve real-time situation awareness will be fully vetted by the agency's Privacy and Civil Liberties Unit.

US-VISIT could move again (Federal Computer Week , Feb 14, 2012)
By Alice Lipowicz - The Homeland Security Department’s huge US-VISIT biometric technology program could be reshuffled into another agency—this time into the Customs and Border Protection directorate, according to the president’s budget proposal for fiscal 2013 released on Feb. 13.

India considering biometric database for cab drivers (Third Factor , Feb 13, 2012)
After the murder of jeweler Manoj Kumar Grandhi visiting from Visakhapatnam by three cab drivers, the police in Bangalore, India are considering asking the various cab companies in the region to begin collecting biometrics from their drivers for background checks, according to a Times of India article.

2 Weeks to Register - Miami Biometrics Summit: Feb. 27 - Mar. 1, 2012 (ALI Conferences, Feb 15, 2012)
With only 2 weeks left to register, call now to reserve your spot at the 22nd updated program.... Winter Biometrics Summit.

IAB Meeting Invitation--Wednesday, February 22, 2012 (IAB , Feb 15, 2012)
This is a reminder that the next IAB meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm ET at the GSA OCS located at 1275 First St. NE, Room 203, Washington, DC 20002.

If you cannot attend in person a dial-in number will be provided before the meeting.

Please find the meeting agenda attached. The registration link will be sent separately.

IAB Meeting Invitation--Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Publisher: IAB
Feb 15, 2012


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