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  • [New] A vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows 10 password-free authentication system has been discovered that could allow an attacker to spoof an image of a person's face to trick the facial-recognition system and take control of a device. / Neuways
  • [New] U.S. federal agencies are failing to track which facial recognition technology their employees are using, potentially exposing the public to risk. / Cyberscoop
  • [New] Federal agencies could be banned by law from using facial recognition technology. / Center for Security and Emerging Technology
  • Companies that implement facial recognition technology will intensify their efforts as we head into the coming decade. / Business World iT
  • The ACLU is leading a nationwide movement to defend privacy rights and civil liberties against the threat of facial recognition. / American Civil Liberties Union
  • Companies that as of press time are in the green, saying they will not use facial recognition technology now or in the future, include Costco, CVS, Home Depot, Target and Walmart. / Triple Pundit
  • Already In the US, technology companies including Microsoft and Amazon have announced that they will temporarily stop providing law enforcement agencies with facial-recognition tools. / Financial Times
  • Passengers who are members of Star Alliance members' Frequent Flyer programs will be able to complete touchless processes with any other participating airline using their face biometrics. / Biometric Update |
  • The market for biometric technologies is exploding, estimated to reach $77 B by 2027, and many business sectors including banking, government, healthcare, are more closely looking to integrate biometric securities into their everyday operations. / Biometric Update |
  • US property technology companies were quick to use the threat of Covid-19 to implement biometric access controls and facial recognition entry systems to screen tenants in buildings with restricted access. / The People's Lockdown Inquiry
  • A proposed moratorium on the use of facial recognition other biometric technologies in America will soon be reintroduced into Congress. / Biometric Update |
  • A new Virginia law restricting facial recognition by local law enforcement will soon put an end to the facial recognition system. / CNBC
  • Koala populations could benefit if a pilot program in South East Queensland successfully uses facial recognition technology to track individual animals. / ABC News
  • The College of Policing is seeking views from members of the public on new national guidance which will set consistent standards around how police forces in England and Wales use live facial recognition technology. / College of Policing
  • Facial Recognition Market is approximately USD 5 billion market that is expected to double by 2025 Facial recognition market is experiencing a sudden boom due to proliferation of facial recognition software and sensors in top end smartphones of all major companies. /
  • In case you have wondered how AI could be used to breach human rights, China has reportedly been experimenting with facial recognition technology on its Uyghur minority. /
  • While the Rwandan side is automated-Rwandans scan passports or ID cards and provide fingerprints or other biometric data on censors at gates-many Congolese carry only hand-written IDs that terrorists could easily forge. / American Enterprise Institute - AEI
  • Nine in ten are now considering using new payments technology over 2022, with 61% being excited about the potential of biometric security measures - such as gait or walk assessments, or fingerprint authentication. / Wired UK
  • Iraq's agricultural subsidy program could be revised to prioritize payments to farmers using improved digital technologies that use scarce resources more efficiently. / World Bank Group
  • More than a year later, the Mastercard New Payments Index shows 95% of South African consumers will consider using at least one emerging payment method, such as cryptocurrency, biometrics, contactless, or QR code in 2022. / Research
  • After a trial run during the FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018 and on anti-government protesters the in 2022, Moscow's facial recognition cameras were first fully deployed at the beginning of 2020 and were quickly put to use enforcing coronavirus-related quarantines. / Foreign Policy
  • Amazon will extend a ban it enacted last year on the use of its facial recognition for law enforcement purposes. / AI News

Last updated: 25 July 2021