biometrics

facial recogniition

Amazon's Facial Recognition Misidentified 1 in 5 California Lawmakers as Criminals

The ACLU tested Rekognition, Amazon's facial recognition technology, on photographs of California lawmakers. It matched 26 of them to mugshots.
Madeleine Gregory
8.13.19
Munchies

This Japanese Company Wants to 3D-Print Custom Sushi for Each Diner

But before you eat, you’ll need to hand over some “biological samples,” including urine and saliva.
Bettina Makalintal
3.11.19
deep fakes

Researchers Created Fake 'Master' Fingerprints to Unlock Smartphones

It’s the same principle as a master key, but applied to biometric identification with a high rate of success.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.15.18
machine learning

Facing Tomorrow's High-Tech School Surveillance

Installed in the wake of recent high-profile mass shootings, controversial facial recognition systems that scan students’ faces could be the not-too-distant future for schools across America and beyond.
Rose Eveleth
10.29.18
Motherboard

Cops Got a Drug Dealer’s Fingerprints From Photos of His Hand on WhatsApp

Yet another reason to forgo taking pictures when you break the law.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.16.18
Biometric Insecurity

The World's Largest Biometric ID System Keeps Getting Hacked

The personal data of many of India's citizens is for sale on WhatsApp for less than $10.
Ashish Malhotra
1.8.18
State of Surveillance

Canada’s Spies, Police, and Border Agents Are Quietly Coordinating on Biometrics

Privacy experts worry the meetings could put Canadians’ privacy at risk.
Jordan Pearson
6.20.17
Chaos Computer Club

Hackers Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 With Fake Iris

Using a camera, a printer, and a contact lens, hackers managed to bypass the S8's iris scanner.
Joseph Cox
5.23.17
anti-surveillance art

An Artist Challenged Corporations to Steal Her Biometric Data by Putting it on a Billboard

Jillian Mayer reclaims her personal data from corporations in a guerrilla advertising campaign.
Andrew Nunes
3.18.17
Technology

The New NBA CBA Addresses Wearable Technology, But What Does That Mean?

NBA teams won't be able to use data collected via wearable technology against players in contract negotiations.
Rian Watt
2.1.17
Heart

Your Heartbeat Could Be a Better Password Than Whatever You’re Using Now

It's another step forward in biometric verification.
Farnia Fekri
1.19.17
videos

Please Enjoy This Clip of a Hedgehog Unlocking an iPhone

The cutest form of security.
Madison Margolin
11.21.16
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