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 […]

Turkey Cancels Tender Bid For Issuance Of Biometric Passports

Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala instructed the cancellation of the results of the tender (bid) for the issuance of biometric passports to Turkish citizens, which was previously won by the French company Gemalto company, according to the Turkish Sabah newspaper. The issuance of biometric passports to the citizens of Turkey was to be started in […]

Everyone Entering Australia To Have Biometric Data Scanned

A $700 million update to Australia’s border management system will mean that everyone entering the country will have their data scanned and matched against a biometrics database. The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service will soon deploy a new border clearance system that supports biometric eGates. They will also begin a tender (bid) process for […]

ImageWare Signs $1M Deal To Provide Biometric Driver License System For Baja California

ImageWare Systems announced it signed a deal valued at more than $1 million with Funciones Ocupacionales Insha, to provide software that will facilitate a multi-modal biometric driver license system for the state of Baja California, Mexico. The project, which will begin in the third quarter of 2014, will help create more than one million licenses […]

Morpho & Dutch Government Work To Upgrade Biometric Identification & Travel Documents

Morpho announced it is working alongside the Dutch government to develop highly secure biometric travel documents and identity cards that it says will ultimately protect travelers against document fraud. The ID card and travel document datapage now feature Morpho’s patented Stereo Laser Image (SLI) technology, which is comprised of a three-dimensional image reproducing the document […]

Computer Glitch Causes Delays At Airports And Sea Ports

Passengers are experiencing disruption at a number of UK airports and sea ports after an IT glitch, the Home Office has said. Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, and Birmingham are among the airports which have seen lengthy queues forming after a fault on UK Border Force computers. All sea ports where passport checks are carried out, such […]

One Month Delay For ‘Biometric’ Visas To India, Says Envoy

KUALA LUMPUR : The introduction of biometrics registration for all Malaysians applying for visas to India, including Tourist and Business visas, has been postponed for a month which were to come into effect today. The Indian High Commission’s First Secretary (Politics and Information), K.N. Ramachandran said the decision was made by the Indian High Commissioner […]