SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — TikTok's Chinese parent company ByteDance has agreed to pay $92 million in a settlement to U.S. users who are part of a class-action lawsuit alleging that the video-sharing...
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has introduced new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees a broader potential audience in stadiums, offices and other gated or secured locations....
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to expand the collection of personal “biometric” information by the agency in charge of immigration enforcement, raising concerns...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville International Airport has introduced expedited lanes that use biometric technology to replace traditional identification documents before air travel.
The New York Legislature has passed a two-year moratorium on the use of facial recognition in schools.
The ban approved by the House and Senate on Wednesday follows an upstate district's...
CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Pezen, Carlo Licata and Nimesh Patel are among millions of people who have been tagged in Facebook photos at some point in the past decade, sometimes at the suggestion of an...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia International Airport will soon begin testing biometric screening on some international flights.
Three different facial recognition systems will be set up at...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Passengers at St. Louis Lambert International Airport could soon be able to speed up their check-in process using their fingerprints and the irises in their eyes.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers aren’t ready to prohibit companies from using fingerprints, DNA and other biometric information for purposes beyond what customers could reasonably...
SEATTLE (AP) — At least for now, controversial facial-recognition technology won’t be installed at boarding gates at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The decision makes the airport the first...
DALLAS (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is backing away from requiring that U.S. citizens submit to facial-recognition technology when they leave or enter the country.
BOSTON (AP) — Concert promoters in the U.S. are stepping back from plans to scan festivalgoers with facial recognition technology, after musicians and others gave it some serious...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An oversight board has observed the Transportation Security Administration's test of facial recognition using biometric technology at McCarran International Airport in Las...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is strengthening a law requiring companies that handle consumers' personal data to notify them about any data breaches.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's busiest airport is partnering with a company that can identify passengers through eye scans and fingerprints.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin voluntary DNA testing in cases where officials suspect that adults are fraudulently claiming to be parents of children as they...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Companies would be prohibited from using customers' fingerprints, DNA and other biometric information for purposes beyond what a customer could reasonably expect under a bill...
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. border authorities say they've started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years old and younger, including fingerprints, despite privacy concerns and...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Friday that a woman can sue Six Flags Great America for fingerprinting her child without telling her how the data would be used in violation of the state's biometric law, which privacy advocates consider to be the nation's strongest biometric data safeguards.
Stacy Rosenbach sued the amusement park north of Chicago in 2016, about two years after her son was electronically fingerprinted while buying a season pass. He was 14 at the time.
Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry.
Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car. Clear hopes it will lead more travelers to its platform, which has 3 million members in the U.S.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Passport control looks a little different in Dubai International Airport — the world's busiest for international travel.
That's because the airport debuted a new "smart tunnel" that uses biometric technology, instead of human checks, to allow some air travelers to complete passport control in just 15 seconds.
Passengers register at a kiosk before going through smart gates which use iris recognition to let them through.
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — The Canyon County jail is the first in Idaho to implement an iris biometric identification recognition system when booking inmates into custody, a process that is more accurate and faster than fingerprinting, according to authorities.
STERLING, Va. (AP) — New facial recognition technology has identified three impostors at Washington Dulles International Airport.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's highest court ruled Wednesday that 3.4 million people cannot vote in next month's national elections because they failed to register their fingerprints with authorities, a move that could affect the crowded presidential race.
All voting is electronic in Brazil, and since 2016 voters have had to register their fingerprints to cast ballots under a biometric voting system.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago federal judge has tossed a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging Southwest Airlines violated the law by requiring that certain employees use fingerprints to sign into and out of work.
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is integrating biometric technology that will ease the wait time for travelers willing to pay a fee.
Biometric screening company Clear unveiled kiosks with fingerprint and iris scanners Wednesday inside Terminal 4.
The privately-run scanners will be made available at some point at the other terminals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on White House tech summit (all times local):
The Trump administration is forming a new committee that it hopes will help foster more research and development in artificial intelligence to maintain U.S. leadership in the field.
President Donald Trump's technology adviser, Michael Kratsios, is announcing the initiative Thursday at a White House summit with tech executives and AI researchers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Roughly seven out of every 10 adults worldwide now have some form of bank account, the World Bank said Thursday, largely due to the proliferation of cell phone-based bank accounts and other simple bank account programs in places like India and Sub-Saharan Africa.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minneapolis freedom-of-information activist has claimed victory in his long-running legal battle to see emails from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office pertaining to biometric technologies.
NEW YORK (AP) — The selfie is everywhere — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter — and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application.
Payment processing giant Visa Inc. is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics — your fingerprint, face, voice, etc. — into approving credit card applications and payments.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court ruled Thursday that privacy is a fundamental right of every citizen, in a landmark judgment that could affect the country's mammoth identity card system.
DETROIT (AP) — A new program will allow baseball fans at Tigers games in Detroit to get into the ballpark by using fingerprints to verify their identity.
The biometrics scanning system from CLEAR is making its debut this week at Comerica Park. Visitors may enroll using a state-issued driver's license.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Attorney General T.J. Donovan said Tuesday that an investigation by his department has determined that the state Department of Motor Vehicle's use of facial recognition technology is illegal and should continue to be suspended.
The technology can only be used if the Legislature gives the DMV authority to use biometric technology, Donovan said. DMV Commissioner Rob Ide said he'd abide by that decision.
HOUSTON (AP) — If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call a step toward a surveillance state.
The Department of Homeland Security says it's the only way to successfully expand a program that tracks nonimmigrant foreigners. They have been required by law since 2004 to submit to biometric identity scans — but to date have only had their fingerprints and photos collected prior to entry.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A new Washington state law that was supposed to limit the collection of biometric data including retinal scans also accidentally banned state prisons from collecting inmates' fingerprints.
The News Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/SkWYUc ) Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new bill into law Tuesday to fix the error.
Boarding passes could someday become quaint relics for air travelers.
JetBlue Airways plans to test facial-recognition check-in for a few flights beginning later this month, and Delta Air Lines plans to let some passengers board with their fingerprints instead of a boarding pass.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — U.S. security officers have begun fingerprinting refugees held on Pacific islands in the final stage of assessing who will find new lives in the United States, asylum seekers said Monday.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — In an office cubicle at the U.N. refugee agency, a Syrian woman and her three daughters took turns staring into a camera for iris scans. Their biometric registration, a first step toward possible resettlement in the West, is to be followed by interviews and background checks that can take months or even years.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union member states have backed a proposal to allow Georgian citizens into Europe's passport-free area without visas for short stays.
The 28 member states on Monday endorsed the visa waiver which will allow Georgians with a biometric passport to enter the 26-nation Schengen area for 90 days for business, tourist or family reasons but not to work.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Travelers who are willing to pay the price will be able to skip the long security checkpoints at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and go directly to the metal detector line.
A service that uses biometrics to verify identity will be offered beginning Wednesday at both the north and south checkpoints in Terminal 1. For $179 a year, travelers can check in with the swipe of a finger or retinal scan.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers have sealed an agreement to allow Georgian citizens into Europe's passport-free area without visas for short stays.
Lawmakers endorsed the visa waiver Thursday by 553 votes to 66, with 28 abstentions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles International Airport will be getting new fingerprint and iris scanners for passengers who want to speed through security lines.
The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday (http://lat.ms/2jh5Uzi ) that biometric screening company Clear will install kiosks by the end of March in Los Angeles and at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Interpol urged all countries on Tuesday to obtain biometric data from fighters for the Islamic State and other extremist groups to help law enforcement track them down, especially when they return home.