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CBP Says Biometric Processing Up in FY ’20 Despite Downturn In Travel (Defense Daily , Feb 16, 2021)
Biometric processing of travelers using facial comparison technology “increased dramatically” in fiscal year 2020 despite a precipitous decline in overall travel to and from the U.S., Customs and Border Protection says in a report.

Florida Governor: Legislation To Increase Data Privacy, Security (STL News, Feb 16, 2021)
Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Representative Fiona McFarland to highlight proposed legislation that would increase data privacy and security and uphold the rights of Floridians over major technology companies. Today’s announcement is another important step to safeguard Floridians against the often-unchecked power of “Big Tech,” and follows the proposal from the Governor and legislative leaders earlier this month to increase technology transparency in Florida.

Are Web Postings Exempt From Privacy Laws? Clearview AI Ruling Says No (The Lawyer Daily, Feb 16, 2021)
In a decision released earlier this month, the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner and its provincial counterparts in Quebec, Alberta and B.C. ruled that Clearview AI’s business of scraping the...

Surveillance State: British Police Deploying Drones To Monitor Protests (Breitbart, Feb 16, 2021)
British police have begun employing drones to monitor political protests throughout the country, as campaigners warn that the increasingly heavy-handed tactics employed by the police may be used to “silence dissent”.

Google Chrome May Introduce A New IOS Feature — Unlocking Incognito Tabs Via Face ID (Laptop Mag , Feb 16, 2021)
Google is testing a cool new security feature that will benefit privacy-conscious iOS users. The Chrome beta app is allowing users to unlock Incognito tabs via Face ID and Touch ID, according to screenshots obtained by 9to5Google.

Cerner AI Expert Discusses Important 'misconceptions' About The Technology (Health Care IT News , Feb 16, 2021)
Dr. Tanuj Gupta, vice president at Cerner Intelligence, is an expert in healthcare artificial intelligence and machine learning. Part of his job is explaining, from his expert point of view, what he considers misconceptions with AI, especially misconceptions in healthcare.

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West Coast State Increases Deployment Of BIO-key's Biometric Authentication Solution For Secure Access To Centralized Voter Registration Database (Yahoo, Feb 16, 2021)
today announced that a West Coast State Election Office has expanded its implementation of BIO-key's biometric multi-factor authentication solution for secure access to its voter registration database statewide. The solution combines BIO-key's core biometric software engine, WEB-key, and its PIV-Pro FIPS compliant fingerprint scanners to address the state's requirements to secure access to voter data.


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