Clearview AI investigated over 'social media data scraping'
The notorious facial recognition firm provides image data to law enforcement agencies
Google staff demand firm cancels police contracts
The letter to Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai had been signed by at least 1,666 employees
Only skin deep: The state of biometric security
Biometrics were supposed to solve the issue of identification once and for all. Are these systems reliable, accurate and secure?
Eurostar will use biometrics to power ‘contactless travel’
Facial verification tech will eliminate the need for passengers to come into contact with people or hardware
Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition tech
Company hopes that one-year moratorium will be enough for Congress to introduce additional legislation
What are biometrics?
Face, iris, DNA, typing style... it can all be used as a password
Met Police facial recognition plans "a breathtaking assault" on rights
Plans to use live facial recognition come under fire from privacy campaigners
Google testing biometric support for Autofill service
Users may be asked for additional verification before Autofill populates apps and forms with sensitive data
If not passwords then what?
Google and Microsoft have both talked up a passwordless future, but what does that mean and is the technology ready to make it happen anytime soon?
Biometric data leaks and targeted ransomware to dominate 2020 threat landscape
Expect attackers to go after devices previously overlooked
Genetics startup Veritas rocked by data breach
Customer information has been stolen from the DNA-screening company
Banks kill biometric support for Samsung Galaxy phones
Nationwide and Natwest among several banks taking action after a fingerprint glitch was revealed last week
Why you should be terrified by biometric technology
Unless our apathy towards data protection changes, we may soon lose something we can’t replace
Manchester City urged to drop facial recognition idea
Human rights groups have called it a "disturbing move", citing concerns about the US company involved
Amazon claims AWS Rekognition can now detect fear
The cloud giant has updated its facial recognition software as regulators mull the privacy concerns of the technology
NatWest trials voice banking in the UK
Customers will be able to use a Google Home to access their accounts
Windows 10 gains FIDO certification for biometric logins
Microsoft’s war against passwords reaches a significant milestone as users are urged to use Windows Hello
Microsoft wants you to ditch passwords for biometrics
CISO Bret Arsenault believes passwords aren't secure enough on their own
EU Parliament green-lights massive biometric database
The new infrastructure setup will join-up existing databases and create a host of new systems
WhatsApp gains biometric security support on iOS
iPhone users can now protect their chats with Touch ID or Face ID
NHS Digital to fund digital social care pilots across UK
Robotics and the use of biometrics to assist autism patients are among the digital pilots being funded
NHS to trial 'video selfies' to verify patient identities
Digital ID pilot would let patients use smartphones as part of multi-factor authentication
Is the hype around biometrics justified?
Despite growing adoption and promises of seamless security checks, the technology still needs work