biometrics

  • Amazon Rolls Out Passkeys as Big Tech Bids Farewell to Passwords

    Amazon Rolls Out Passkeys as Big Tech Bids Farewell to Passwords

    You can now use passkeys to sign into your Amazon account, the company announced on Monday. Amazon is following suit from other big tech players who are moving away from passwords and towards biometrics, such as your fingerprint or face, as well as pins to secure your digital identity. “While passwords will still be around…


  • Elon Musk Tests Verification With a Government ID and a Selfie

    Elon Musk Tests Verification With a Government ID and a Selfie

    X (the social media site formerly known as Twitter) is in the process of launching a new identity verification feature that could prove controversial. The feature, which is currently only offered to/forced on premium “Blue” subscribers, asks users to fork over a selfie and a picture of a government-issued ID to verify that they are…


  • Amazon Go Store Accused of Violating NYC Facial Recognition Laws

    Amazon Go Store Accused of Violating NYC Facial Recognition Laws

    Amazon is facing a class-action lawsuit that was filed on Thursday, claiming the company did not inform Amazon Go customers that they were being recorded at its New York City location. According to the lawsuit, Amazon was in violation of the Biometric Identifier Information Law passed in 2021 which requires all New York City establishments…