Category: Biometrics

Victory! Illinois Supreme Court Protects Biometric Privacy

Victory! Illinois Supreme Court Protects Biometric Privacy

EFF | Source URL Today the Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously that when companies collect biometric data like fingerprints or face prints without informed opt-in consent, they can be sued. Users don’t need to prove an injury like identity fraud or physical harm—just losing control of one’s biometric privacy is […]

Researchers develop artificial fingerprints, claiming they could hack into a third of smartphones

CNBC | Source URL Artificial fingerprints have been developed by researchers who say they could one day be used to hack into everyday devices. Researchers from New York University and Michigan State University successfully generated what they call “DeepMasterPrints” earlier this year. These are machine-learning methods that act as a […]

Walmart Patents a System for Listening to Every Sound in Stores

Walmart Patents a System for Listening to Every Sound in Stores

Jacob Banas | Futurism | Source URL Save Money. Live Better. Walmart’s latest patent is a device that eavesdrops on employees and customers alike, hearing every interaction, plastic bag rustle, and register noise — and it’s evaluating. The patent, originally filed earlier this year, was granted to the retail giant earlier […]

Chinese schools make pupils wear micro-chipped uniforms to thwart truancy

Chinese schools make pupils wear micro-chipped uniforms to thwart truancy

Crystal Reid | The Telegraph | Source URL Schools in southern China are forcing children to wear uniforms embedded with computer chips that track their movement and trigger an alarm if they skip class. More that more than 10 schools in Guizhou province and the neighboring autonomous region of Guangxi […]

Surveillance cameras equipped with thermal imaging allow police to identify people by their gender, body size and color of their skin

Surveillance cameras equipped with thermal imaging allow police to identify people by their gender, body size and color of their skin

Mass Private I | Source URL BriefCam’s “Transforming Video into Actionable Intelligence” allows law enforcement and retailers to secretly identify people by their gender, body size, color, direction, speed and more.  BriefCam’s Video Synopsis version V allows police and retail stores to use surveillance cameras to identify individuals and cars in real-time. […]