Finally, an alternative to the tyranny of passwords? (Government Computer News , Apr 16, 2012)
By William Jackson - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — the folks who brought you the Internet and with it the scores of passwords that you now have to manage — is proposing an alternative form of authentication that would be based on the user’s behavior at the keyboard.

Face recognition software at businesses raising privacy, safety concerns (ABC, Apr 16, 2012)
By Michelle Tuzee - It's Friday night, you walk into a new bar. They check your I.D., but that's not all they may be checking. A growing number of businesses are setting up cameras linked to facial recognition software.

Defendants left unaware of flaws found in cases (Washington Post , Apr 17, 2012)
Justice Department officials have known for years that flawed forensic work might have led to the convictions of potentially innocent people nationwide, but prosecutors failed to notify defendants or their attorneys even in many cases they knew were troubled.

Privacy groups launch protest against CISPA bill (Computerworld , Apr 16, 2012)
By Jaikumar Vijayan - Several groups Monday launched a week of protests against a controversial proposed cybersecurity bill they claim would eviscerate online privacy rights.

Google may face fine over Safari privacy bypass (Cnet, Apr 16, 2012)
By Steven Musil - The FTC is considering sanctions against the Web giant for sidestepping user privacy settings in Apple's Safari Web browser, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

New partnership makes biometric finger vein scanner available in U.S. (Third Factor , Apr 16, 2012)
In order to release its H1Biometric Finger Vein scanner to the U.S. market, Hitachi Europe Ltd. has signed a strategic partnership with M2SYS, making the company Hitachi’s primary Value Added Reseller for this product in North America.

More iris research required, but still better than face (Planet Biometrics, Apr 16, 2012)
NIST’s latest research into the performance of iris recognition – its IREX III evaluation – highlights that a major factor in the success of future deployments will be the improvement and careful selection of iris recognition algorithms. Meanwhile, iris recognition is an order of magnitude better at identification than facial recognition under similar conditions, the report found.


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