The Apple encryption battles continues! Despite Apple coming up on top when the FBI and the DoJ’s petition to unlock the infamous Bernardino iPhone was withdrawn, a new brouhaha has commenced. A court order has been filed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia Rosenberg mandating that Los Angeles defendant, Paytsar Bkjchadzhyan, unlock her iPhone by placing her finger on the Touch ID’s home button.
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Someone has finally come up with an idea to make traveling through airports a quicker experience. Clear is a plastic card with your photo and images of iris and fingerprint embedded so that you can whisk through security checkpoints with the help of Clear concierges. Register online or at one of their 12 kiosks. Available at 20 airports (and several football stadiums,) the $199.99 a year subscription seems expensive unless you tend to have airport rage.
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Although biometric access controls such as retina and fingerprint recognition are nothing new, in the search for ultimate security, the Biovein security control system from French innovator Easydentic Group, verifies your identity through vascular recognition. WHAT??? Here’s how it works: Based on the Hitachi technology known as VeinID, the system scans the finger’s vascular area and authorizes access only after recognizing the image. Even if you had the technology to forge finger vein patterns, you’d have to get your hands on the original – and few bad guys are willing to take things that far…
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This week, Japan’s Narita Airport began a new immigration security system that requires non-Japanese to have their fingerprints scanned and photos captured. Apparently, the time spent for each person was often over an hour as compared to the previous 15 to 20 minute wait. Tested by Justice Minister Hatoyama, there were a few bugs in the system, including one of the machine’s locking up and its cams not being able to photograph those who were on the tall side. Once the kinks are worked out, we expect that Big Brother will be watching in other airports as well.
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