IG finds data security practices lacking at Customs and Border Protection before big hack
As federal agencies increasingly draw on biometric data for their work, the stakes for protecting that data from hackers have grown.
Researchers use 3D-printed fingerprints to unlock an iPhone8, laptops
It just takes $2,000 and a 3-D printer to get started, they say.
Facebook settles facial recognition lawsuit for $550 million
Members of the suit each can claim up to $200.
Samsung, Google acknowledge flaws in phone-unlocking biometric tools
The episodes highlight how, just like any other technology, biometrics software needs to be rigorously tested for bugs.
WhatsApp adds biometric feature to help protect messages
Even end-to-end encryption can’t protect WhatsApp users’ messages if someone has physical control of their device — a problem this update should help solve.
White House seeks to tighten identity management in federal agencies
A memo from OMB asks agencies to coordinate regularly to make sure federal identity management policies are consistently implemented.