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NIST Recommends ONVIF Video Export Spec as New Standard for FBI

ONVIF® announced that its Export File Format, the ONVIF specification for the export of video from security surveillance recording platforms, is the new standard recommended by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the exporting and playback of video surveillance recordings. In a research project commissioned by the FBI to aid law enforcement in forensic investigations, NIST worked in conjunction with ONVIF to adopt the Export File Format to serve as the FBI’s new minimum interoperability requirements.

Genetec Takes Cybersecurity On The Road

In 2007, the physical security industry started a convergence of IP-cameras from analog surveillance cameras. And a number of security technicians had challenges picking up on the networking aspects of IP-based surveillance systems. Ten years later, we are seeing the convergence of physical security and cybersecurity. Now today’s technicians need to understand the cybersecurity issues of connecting their physical security devices to the company’s network. Genetec has become extremely active in highlighting the importance of cybersecurity issues and has developed Cybersecurity Roadshow events.

Privacy Rights Group Opposing FBI’s Biometric Database Wins Court Ruling

A privacy rights group concerned about the implications of the FBI’s nationwide biometric database has won a lawsuit against the FBI for the legal costs that led to the disclosure of hundreds of pages detailing the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) database, which includes biometrics such as iris scans, palm prints, and facial recognition.

FBI Finishes $1 Billion Facial Recognition System

It’s a program that still sounds futuristic, even today. The FBI announced its facial recognition program is finally up and running – and it has some privacy advocates a little concerned. Labeled as the “Next Generation Identification System," or NGI, the $1-billion program has been in development since at least 2008 when the FBI announced it was granting Lockheed Martin a contract to start building it.

FBI Digitizes Millions of Records to Prepare for New Biometric System

The FBI announced it has digitally converted millions of files stored at its Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division’s warehouse in Fairmont, West Virginia, as the Bureau prepares to transition to its new biometric system, according to the FBI website. Over the last two decades, the agency has digitally converted more than 30 million records […]

FBI Just Used Facial Recognition To Catch A Fugitive Of 14 Years

I’ve had my doubts about the FBI’s facial recognition systems, but a new case has given a rare window into how the system will actually work — and it looks a lot less like science fiction than old-fashioned border control. The story starts with a fugitive, Neil Stammer, who had been on the run since […]

UNC Researchers Test Face Recognition Software That Artificially Ages Face

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington have been using biometric technology to facilitate the process of artificially aging and de-aging the human face, which could greatly improve law enforcement practices. The Fayetteville Observer reports that the work of Dr. Karl Ricanek and his team of professors and students is sponsored by the […]

EFF And 31 Other Organizations Call For Privacy Assessment Of FBI’s Biometric Database

The FBI plans to roll out the face recognition component of its massive Next Generation Identification (NGI) biometrics database this summer – but the Bureau has six years of catching up to do in explaining to Americans exactly how it plans to collect, use, and protect this data. Today we called on Attorney General Eric […]

Morpho Partners With IntegenX To Offer Rapid DNA Identification Technology

Morpho (Safran), the world leader in biometric solutions, is joining with IntegenX, the market leader in rapid DNA technology, to offer DNA identification solutions providing DNA profiles in approximately 90 minutes. Morpho will partner with IntegenX to market its RapidHIT® System to law enforcement and government agencies in select countries around the world. Based on […]

The FBI Is Adding Facial Recognition To Its Fingerprint Database

New documents released by the FBI show that the Bureau is well on its way toward its goal of a fully operational face recognition database by this summer. The EFF received these records in response to our Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for information on Next Generation Identification (NGI)—the FBI’s massive biometric database that may […]