biometrics

  • Stop Using Your Face or Thumb to Unlock Your Phone

    Stop Using Your Face or Thumb to Unlock Your Phone

    Last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California released a ruling that concluded state highway police were acting lawfully when they forcibly unlocked a suspect’s phone using their fingerprint. You probably didn’t hear about it. The case didn’t get a lot of coverage, especially because the courts weren’t giving a blanket green light…


  • The 9 U.S. Stadiums Already Using Facial Recognition at Games

    The 9 U.S. Stadiums Already Using Facial Recognition at Games

    When the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team introduced its new “Go-Ahead Entry” facial recognition authentication method last week, it was intended to decrease wait times and increase efficiency. In reality, according to Axios, it did just the opposite. Glitches in the system accidentally picked up the faces of others waiting in lines, forcing security to create…


  • What Are Biometric Passports and Which Countries Use Them?

    What Are Biometric Passports and Which Countries Use Them?

    Biometric passports aren’t new technology, but you might have only just found out that your passport is an ePassport if you’ve recently travelled overseas. Australia has been using biometric technology in all newly issued passports since 2005. They’re known as ePassports and if you have one, the front cover will have a little camera symbol.…