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You can now verify credit card info with biometrics in Google Chrome. (Android Authority, Jul 30, 2020)
At one point or another, you’ve probably found yourself in a situation where you want to buy something online but can’t quite remember all your credit card information, so you’ll get up from your computer to find your wallet. Google wants to make those trips a thing of the past with an enhancement to Chrome‘s existing autofill functionality.

New Approach Aims To Use Facial Recognition Technology To Link The Victims Of Serial Killers (IFL Science, Jul 30, 2020)
Inspired by the film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, new research is trialing if serial killer victims can be linked by recognizing patterns in their profiles. Using facial recognition technology, the approach aims to recognize when victims with similar appearances are being targeted, as has sometimes been the case with historic, infamous serial killers such as Ted Bundy.

New Technique To Link Serial Killer Victims Using Facial Linkages (Medical Express, Jul 30, 2020)
Murdoch University researchers have identified a new technique to potentially link serial killer victims based on subtle similarities in their faces.

Facial Recognition, Thermal Imaging Part Of Future With Coronavirus (MSN, Jul 30, 2020)
Smile for the camera — it might be taking your temperature. The coronavirus pandemic has inspired a new wave of technology closely tied to Ohio businesses, including thermal imaging and facial recognition software that can detect fevers among employees, a common symptom of the virus.

'Not A Black-and-white Issue:' Legal, Business Implications Of Facial Recognition Tech (Biz Journal, Jul 30, 2020)
The Business Journal spoke about the business implications of the facial recognition bans with Troy Lieberman, deputy leader of the data privacy and cybersecurity practice group at the Boston office of law firm Nixon Peabody.

Facial Recognition Softwares Trying To Catch Up With Face Masks (Interesting Engineering, Jul 30, 2020)
Facial recognition technologies seem to follow us anywhere we go and it is likely that won't be changing any time soon. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, however, it has become evident that the face masks that we wear to protect each other provide a certain level of protection against facial recognition too, and a preliminary study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has taken a look at how they fare up most recently.

ACLU Sues Portland Cops For 'unlawful' Surveillance Of Protests (The Center Square, Jul 30, 2020)
The latest lawsuit to be filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon alleges the Portland Police Bureau is conducting illegal surveillance on protesters. The lawsuit alleges that the bureau's daily livestream video footage of Portland protests unlawfully documents the faces of protesters who could be targets of facial recognition software. It points to an Oregon state law that bars law enforcement agencies from collecting or maintaining "information about the political, religious or social views, associations or activities of any individual, group, association, organization, corporation, business or partnership" without probable cause.

Big Tech’s Backlash Is Just Starting (NY Times, Jul 30, 2020)
Wednesday’s five-plus-hour congressional probing of the bosses of America’s tech giants did not reveal a singular “gotcha” moment or smoking gun email. We’ve heard many of these examples of Big Tech abuse before. But the power of this hearing and others like it was the cumulative repetition of tales of abusive behavior, and evidence of the harm this has had on people’s lives.

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Iris Recognition In Law Enforcement Webinar (Iris Recognition, Jul 30, 2020)
Justice Clearinghouse and National Sheriffs Association will be hosting a webinar on August 5th focused on the application and use cases of iris recognition in Law Enforcement. Law enforcement agencies increasingly deploy iris biometrics to better protect the communities they serve. The trend gained steam following a late 2019 FBI recommendation that public and private organizations add biometric technology as part of a multi-factor process for accurate ID verification.

Durham, NC Selects BIO-key’s PortalGuard Identity And Access Management Solution To Enhance Its Security Posture And Cybersecurity Controls (BIO-key, Jul 30, 2020)
Today announced that the municipality of Durham, North Carolina has selected BIO-key’s PortalGuard solution to meet the city’s IAM requirements and provide needed cybersecurity controls. After reviewing potential solutions, Durham chose PortalGuard to enhance the city’s security posture to combat the ever-changing threat environment.


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