Now Your iPhone Can Read Fingerprints, Scan Irises and ID Your Face

April 10, 2013 in News

Wired | Cops and soldiers may soon be able to pull out their iPhones to track the eyes, facial features, voice and fingerprints of suspected criminals and combatants. The California-based company AOptix rolled out a new hardware and app package…

NYPD Facial Recognition Unit Prowls Facebook, Instagram for Suspects

March 27, 2013 in News

DNAinfo New York | Socializing online is landing criminals in custody. Police are searching for suspects’ photos on Instagram and Facebook, then running them through the NYPD’s new Facial Recognition Unit to put a face to a name, DNAinfo New York has learned.

EU “Smart Borders” Project to Usher In “Big Brother” Border Security

March 2, 2013 in News

Deutsche Welle | The “Smart Borders” project aims to place 21st-century technology at EU border crossings. Critics think it’s little more than an effort to collect data – one that makes “felons” out of all visitors to Europe.

Congress Aims to Force Federal Biometric ID Under the Pretense of Immigration Reform

February 23, 2013 in News

The Wall Street Journal | Key senators are exploring an immigration bill that would force every U.S. worker—citizen or not—to carry a high-tech identity card that could use fingerprints or other personal markers to prove a person’s legal…

DOD Doling Out $3 Million For Smartphone Peripheral That Captures Biometric Data

February 13, 2013 in News

Wired | In a few years, the soldier, marine or special operator out on patrol might be able to record the facial features or iris signature of a suspicious person all from his or her smartphone — and at a distance, too. The Defense Department…

Tracking Students and Citizens With Globally Connected Biometric Databases

December 28, 2012 in News

Activist Post | The Biometric Database Law, originated in Israel, determines fingerprints and facial recognition software use to collect data on Israeli citizens as justified by decree of the Israeli government.