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Survey: Few Americans Want Government To Limit Use Of Facial Recognition Technology, Particularly For Public Safety Or Airport Screening (Center for Data Innovation, Jan 07, 2019)
Only one in four Americans (26 percent) think government should strictly limit the use of facial recognition technology, according to a new survey from the Center for Data Innovation—and that support drops even further if it would come at the expense of public safety. Fewer than one in five Americans (18 percent) would agree with strictly limiting the technology if that is the tradeoff, while a solid majority (55 percent) would disagree.

Facebook Breach May Bring About EU-Style GDPR Privacy Rules In U.S. (Direct Selling News, Jan 07, 2019)
News just before Christmas that Facebook is allowing advertisers and marketers direct access to personal data—and even private conversations—may have the effect of accelerating consideration in the U.S. of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy rules, according to Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, president and CEO of the International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM).

Is Biometrics More Secure Than Passwords? (Deccan Chronicle, Jan 07, 2019)
Biometrics may offer many advantages. We may forget our passwords, but we will always have our fingerprints on us.

3D Printed Heads Can Unlock Phones. What Does That Mean For Biometric Security? (Singularity Hub, Jan 07, 2019)
Facial recognition technology is likely not as safe as you may have thought. This was illustrated by a recent test where 3D printed busts of peoples’ heads were used to unlock smartphones.

Don’t Panic: Biometric Security is Still Secure for Enterprises (Solutions Review, Jan 07, 2019)
Panic spreads among observers and experts of biometric security. Yet this panic might prove unfounded, or at least overblown (as can be the case in cybersecurity). Here’s why we think biometric security is still secure and worth researching as part of your next-gen identity and access management solution:.

WFP Calls For Biometric System To Prevent Food Aid Theft In Yemen (VOA News, Jan 06, 2019)
The World Food Program is calling for a biometric-based registration system in Yemen to prevent the theft of food rations meant for hungry people. A week ago, the World Food Program uncovered evidence that people entitled to food aid were not receiving their rations in the Yemeni capital Sana’a and in other parts of the country controlled by the Houthi rebels.

Facial Recognition Technology Highly Beneficial In Genetic Medecine (Jerusalem Post, Jan 07, 2019)
Using deep-learning technology to identify facial features of genetic disorders could add significant value to clinical genetics evaluations and precision medicine, a study published by the Israeli-founded company FDNA and leading scientists has revealed.

The Reality Of Real ID (PYMNTS.com, Jan 07, 2019)
As of Jan. 22, 2018, “passengers who have driver’s licenses issued by a state that is not yet compliant with Real ID, and that has not received an extension, will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel,” according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Balancing Security & Convenience For Payment (Payments Journal, Jan 07, 2019)
In the age of open banking and rising demands for more secure customer authentication methods, biometrics is cementing its place in the payment world. But for biometric-secured solutions to succeed in the world of financial services, getting the right balance of high security and consumer convenience is essential. So, will fingerprints continue to dominate for payments?

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Gemalto -The Future of Cybersecurity - A 2019 Outlook. (Market Screener, Jan 07, 2019)
From the record-breaking number of data breaches to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), 2018 will certainly go down as a memorable year for the cybersecurity industry. And there have been plenty of learnings for both the industry and organisations, too.


connect:ID 2019, Washington, DC (April 29 - May 1, 2019) (IBIA, Jan 08, 2019)
connect:ID is an innovative international conference and free global exhibition that focus on identity technologies and their management in both the physical and digital worlds. Its mission is to showcase the potential of next-generation identity solutions, and to highlight how disruptive technology and policy decisions are driving much needed change.


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