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Israeli tech firm undercuts facial recognition to bolster privacy

Riding the wave of a global push to comply with new privacy standards, a small Israeli company believes it can help you, and your face, stay anonymous in a hyper-connected world. The startup, called D-ID, says it has developed a “firewall” to block facial recognition, the ubiquitous technology that can now unlock smartphones, tag friends on Facebook, or help police pick out an individual hiding in a crowd.

Source: Israeli tech firm undercuts facial recognition to bolster privacy

EU regulators provide guidance for digital ‘on-boarding’ by financial firms

Financial firms should consider requiring customers to provide proof of identity from documentation containing “high security features or biometric data”, such as passports, to ensure that digital-only ‘on boarding’ processes comply with anti-money laundering rules, EU regulators have said.

Source: EU regulators provide guidance for digital ‘on-boarding’ by financial firms

Michigan genomic research lab protects data with de-identifier, multilayer platform

The ability to share massive amounts of anonymized human genomic data between accredited hospitals and medical centers is a tremendously important advancement in medicine. However, this genetic treasure trove unleashes a slew of concerns, including the potential for bad actors to hack databases.

Source: Michigan genomic research lab protects data with de-identifier, multilayer platform | Healthcare IT News

Behavioral biometrics: the future of online authentication

Biometric authentication – using the unique attributes of the human body to prove an individual’s identity – has become increasingly common in recent years. Around the world, millions of people have become accustomed to using their fingerprints, eyes and faces in particular to authenticate themselves when making payments, traveling through airports and even voting in national elections.

Source: Behavioral biometrics: the future of online authentication

App that matches your face to artwork is popular yet alarming

A Google app that matches people’s selfies to famous works of art and encourages users to share the side-by-sides on social media leaped to the top spot on the iTunes App Store charts this weekend, ahead of YouTube, Instagram and Facebook’s Messenger, but it has also drawn concerns from some that the privacy of the users may be at risk.

Source: A Google app that matches your face to artwork is wildly popular. It’s also raising privacy concerns. – The Washington Post

The Identity We Can’t Change

This report is a continuation of the work begun in previous years by ADC in the field of biometrics. We start by explaining what are the main problems in the field of biometrics from a technological point of view, we explore the effects that surveillance has on the behavior of people, and we briefly narrate where the world stands in the debate about identification technologies.

Source: The Identity We Can’t Change • ADC Digital

In China, facial recognition is sharp end of big data drive for total surveillance 

Facial recognition is the new hot tech topic in China. Banks, airports, hotels and even public toilets are all trying to verify people’s identities by analyzing their faces. But the police and security state have been the most enthusiastic about embracing this new technology.

Source: In China, facial recognition is sharp end of big data drive for total surveillance – The Washington Post

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