biometrics News

Reuters: Rite Aid Deployed China-Linked Facial Recognition in Poor Neighborhoods

Over about eight years, the American drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp quietly added facial recognition systems to 200 stores across the United States, in one of the largest rollouts of such technology among retailers in the country, a Reuters investigation …

About-Face: IBM to Exit and Oppose Facial Recognition Technology

International Business Machines Corp. will no longer offer general purpose facial recognition or analysis software, new Chief Executive Officer Arvind Krishna said in a letter to the members of the United States Congress on Monday. The company will stop offering …

Stadiums May Test Fans’ Privacy Boundaries With Virus Prevention Technologies

The metal detectors every sports fan has become accustomed to at the gate might soon be accompanied by thermal body scanners as part of the gargantuan task of preventing the spread of the new coronavirus and other airborne diseases. And …

Employment Liability Insurers See Plenty to Worry About, From Biometrics to Harassment

After Back to the Future 2 was released in 1989, moviegoers could observe Marty McFly as he traveled to his version of 2015 where fingerprints were used to identify a person, to unlock the front door of a house and …

Trump Administration Seeks to Limit ‘Overreach’ of Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

The White House on Tuesday proposed regulatory principles to govern the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) aimed at limiting authorities’ “overreach,” and said it wants European officials to likewise avoid aggressive approaches. In a fact sheet, the White …

Microsoft Puts Israeli Facial Recognition Startup Under Ethics Microscope

Microsoft Corp. has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether the use of facial recognition technology developed by an Israeli startup it funded complies with its ethics principles, the company said on Friday. AnyVision, based outside Tel …

Juul Labs and WeWork Being Sued Under Illinois Biometric Privacy Law

Juul Labs Inc. was sued for collecting biometric data from its online customers as a method of verifying they are legally old enough to buy vaping products. The company was accused in a complaint filed last Thursday in Illinois of …

Password Stolen; Create a New One. What If Your Retina Scan or Fingerprint Is Stolen?

A retail store’s ability to authenticate customers by scanning their unique ear or retinal patterns may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie, but this type of identification technology isn’t fictional. It’s called biometric authentication, and it has grown …

Facebook, Google Amassing of ‘Faceprints’ Facing Legal Challenges

Facebook Inc.’s software knows your face almost as well as your mother does. And like mom, it isn’t asking your permission to do what it wants with old photos. While millions of internet users embrace the tagging of family and …

Facebook’s Facial Recognition Software Draws Privacy Complaints, Lawsuit

When you are identified in a picture on Facebook, biometric software remembers your face so it can be “tagged” in other photographs. Facebook Inc. says this enhances the user experience. But privacy advocates say the company’s technology — which was …