Identification

Maine’s Resistance To Real ID Law Starting To Cause Problems, Legislators Told

The real-life impacts of Maine’s refusal to issue new federally mandated driver’s licenses and identification cards were on display Tuesday as lawmakers heard testimony on a bill that would bring the state into compliance with the federal Real ID law. Maine has been among a handful of states to resist the federal law, which requires digital photos on state driver’s licenses, IDs that can be used with facial recognition software, and the digital archiving of identity documents such as birth certificates or Social Security numbers, among other things. The states where residents will need identification other than driver’s licenses to fly on Jan. 22, 2018, are: Maine, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington.

Eventbrite Extends Platform With RFID Technology to Streamline Entry Management and Cut Wait Times at Large Events and Festivals

Eventbrite, the world’s largest self-service ticketing platform, today announced it has started offering an RFID (Radio-frequency identification) solution, designed to help large, multi-day festivals and events streamline entry-management operations, create and enhance revenue streams, and reduce fraud.

exacqVision Integrates With AMAG’s Access Control Security System

exacqVision is now certified with the latest version 8.0 of AMAG’s Symmetry access control system . The Symmetry integration allows exacqVision users to view live and recorded video from Exacq-managed cameras within Symmetry’s client software. Now, with version 8.0, users can enable and disable motion alarms for each camera. Together, exacqVision and Symmetry provide users a complete end-to-end system increasing situational awareness and visitor identification management.

LA County Sheriff’s Department to Start Collecting Face and Eye Scans

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved $24 million in state funds for the LA Sheriff’s Department (LASD) to get new identification technology that would include palm prints, face recognition, iris scans, and voice recordings, in addition to fingerprints.

4-Seconds of Body Cam Video Can Reveal a Biometric Fingerprint, Study Finds

Any camera will do, as long as it’s attached to your body. Researchers say they can have computers examine body camera video footage and accurately identify a person wearing a body-mounted device in about four seconds, according to a recently released paper. The authors of the study had their software look at biometric characteristics like height, stride length, and walking speed to find the identity of the person shooting the footage.

License Plate Readers Catch Serial Armed Robber

He has been a thorn in the side of several Metro Atlanta police agencies for nearly two years getting away with armed robberies at title pawn stores. But thanks to an alert Conyers Police Officer and new technology his reign of terror may be over. Officer Lucas said the Conyers robbery was one of the suspects thanks to Conyers police Officer Spencer Holland and the License Plate Readers, or LPR’s that were on the back of his patrol car.

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.

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to Trial New Self-Serve Biometric Kiosk

Called FasTrack, the new kiosks will use facial recognition software to verify the identity of the customer, which is why FasTrack customers will only initially be allowed to renew existing licenses or identifications. The registry currently uses a similar system as part of its desk operations, said Ms. Blue. In addition to verifying the identities of customers, the new kiosks will also notify customers to get their hair out of your face, take off their hat, or look directly into the camera.

Eliminating Traditional Card-Only Authentication With a Biometric Card

All of the recent news reports about the mishandling and hacking of card information has made both consumers and institutions more leery of using a card only to verify the card holder, especially at openings that need a higher level of security. There is an increasing demand for an affordable way to use biometrics to authenticate the card holder without having to replace already-installed readers and equipment.

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.