Speed Read

[Podcast] How Face Scans and Fingerprints Could Become Your Work Badge (The Wall Street Journal, Feb 09, 2024)
Badge swipes and passwords are cornerstones of security in the modern workplace. But in a world where security is increasingly tied to biometrics and personal devices, your face or fingerprint may soon become the key to workplace security. While biometrics could provide better protection for sensitive information than an easily forgettable password, what are the privacy risks of biometric tech going mainstream? WSJ’s Danny Lewis explores the future of biometric security at work, and whether it could even go beyond face scans and fingerprints.

Lincolnshire PCC Wants More AI to Fight Crime (BBC News, Feb 09, 2024)
Lincolnshire police and crime commissioner Marc Jones is calling for officers to increase their use of facial recognition to identify suspects. It follows a request from the government for police forces to expand their use of the artificial intelligence (AI) crime fighting tool.

Airport 4.0: The Future of Airports Takes Flight (Forbes, Feb 09, 2024)
Gone are the days of long queues and paper boarding passes. The airports of tomorrow are embracing cutting-edge technology to enhance the entire travel experience. Facial recognition, biometric scans, and AI-driven security checks will become the norm, making the journey from check-in to boarding gate smoother and reducing passenger queuing time by 30-40%. This newfound efficiency gives us more time to explore the airport's vibrant shops, delightful restaurants, and captivating entertainment options.

A Guide to Liveness Detection: Enhancing Facial Recognition Security (Forbes, Feb 09, 2024)
While I see the shift from fingerprint scanning to facial recognition as necessary for convenience and contactless measures, at the same time, cyber crimes are increasing annually and are expected to surpass $9 trillion by 2024. Spoof attacks, account takeover attempts and identity theft all contribute to this enormous number. As far as biometric solutions are concerned, they still need improvements across various areas. This is the reason multi-factor authentication (MFA) was introduced.

Amazon Defends Facial-Recognition Tech Sale to FBI Despite Moratorium (ComputerWeekly.com, Feb 09, 2024)
Amazon claims the FBI’s use of its Rekognition image and video analysis software does not violate its mortarium on sales of facial-recognition technology to US law enforcement agencies, because it only ever applied to police forces when conducting criminal investigations.


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