woman looking into camera and her face is being scanned

Deepfakes can fool biometric checks used by banks, research finds

Fraudsters can easily use artificial intelligence to open up fake accounts online.

On May 18, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

A cartoon cowboy.

Texas sues Facebook for collecting biometric data without user consent

Facebook has already faced a similar lawsuit in a different state.

On Feb 15, 2022 by Andrew Wyrich

IRS logo with facial recognition dots covering it

IRS will ‘transition away’ from facial recognition plan amid widespread criticism

The plan attracted criticism from lawmakers and activists.

On Feb 7, 2022 by Andrew Wyrich

Three girls making faces at iPhone with facial recognition squares on their heads

Senators are ‘alarmed’ at what TikTok might be doing with your biometric data

Two senators are pressing TikTok for some answers.

On Aug 20, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

An official looking at numerous computer screens that are using facial recognition technology.

Democrats reintroduce bill to ban government use of facial recognition

The bill has attracted a lot of support in the past.

On Jun 15, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

Joe Biden next to a letter from advocacy groups asking him to halt government use of facial recognition technology.

Civil rights groups want Biden to halt government use of facial recognition

Groups are urging the president to use executive action to place a moratorium on the use of the technology.

On Feb 18, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

Police and a facial recognition camera.

Minneapolis bans police, government use of facial recognition

The Minnesota city joins others in banning the use of the technology.

On Feb 12, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

A security camera in a classroom. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that places a two-year moratorium on facial recognition and other biometric surveillance in schools.

New York issues 2-year moratorium on facial recognition in schools

Gov. Cuomo signed the bill after it was sent to his desk this summer.

On Dec 23, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

Facebook Facial Recognition Settlement

If you’re a Facebook user in Illinois, you might be owed $400

The facial recognition settlement is on.

On Sep 25, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

Ban Facial Recognition Bill Congress

Congress puts forward bill to ban use of facial recognition

The bill would put a moratorium on its use.

On Jun 25, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

A phone with TikTok on the screen

TikTok sued for allegedly collecting kids’ facial scans

Did the social media giant break the law?

On May 1, 2020 by Mikael Thalen


What is biometric data?

Here's everything you need to know about biometric data

On Feb 19, 2020 by Libby Cohen

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Amazon reportedly testing biometric payments for Whole Foods

The online retail giant hopes to implement hand-scanning tech in its stores nationwide.

On Sep 4, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

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Judge rules police can’t make suspects unlock phones with biometrics

The ruling said doing so is self-incrimination.

On Jan 14, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

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How the feds justify collecting fingerprints to unlock everyone’s phones

Think Touch ID will keep out the cops? Think again.

On Oct 17, 2016 by Andrew Couts