Biometric Data

10 Federal Agencies Plan to Greatly Expand Reliance on Facial Recognition Surveillance, Critics Outraged

Digital rights advocates reacted harshly Thursday to a new internal U.S. government report detailing how 10 federal agencies have plans to greatly expand their reliance on facial recognition in the years ahead.

Massive biometric database of Afghans who helped US, RAW in Taliban’s control now

(Firstpost) Taliban fighters have access to a large amount of biometric data of persons who helped the US and their NATO allies or worked with Indian intelligence, several media reports said. This crucial data landed into their hands courtesy of the US, who left the embassy amid a chaotic evacuation.

Evacuated Afghan Refugees Tied to ISIS, 100 More Flagged: U.S. Department of Defense

Up to 100 evacuees have been flagged for further scrutiny during the more comprehensive screening they received at their first stop after Afghanistan: reports.

‘Talk to the hand, Bezos’ : Social media users skewer Amazon’s ‘nefarious’ $10 for palm print promotion

Amazon has drawn backlash on social media for being “nefarious” after offering people $10 to enroll in its controversial palm print recognition system. The tech uses biometric scanners to identify shoppers and verify payments.

Amazon Offers Whole Foods Customers an Easier Way to Pay, Just Hand Over Your Biometric Data

Amazon One, which lets you pay with your palm print, is about to get tested at a Whole Foods in Seattle

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