law enforcement

Onfido to Lead ID Training Course for INTERPOL

Onfido to Lead ID Training Course for INTERPOL

“Among the more specific topics to be addressed in the INTERPOL workshop will be the mechanical and digital printing techniques used to produce – and spoof – official identity documents, new security mechanisms, and 2D vs. 3D document checks.” Onfido is getting a high-profile opportunity to showcase its identification expertise. The company has announced that…

California Judge Says Police Can’t Force Biometric Smartphone Unlock

California Judge Says Police Can’t Force Biometric Smartphone Unlock

“Thanks to the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, criminal suspects can’t be compelled to divulge their passcodes for unlocking their phones; but some have argued that biometric scans are not information, and therefore can’t be subject to the same limitation.” Another judge has weighed in on the issue of whether police have the right to…

Forensics Consultant Advises Police Not to Look at iPhone X

Forensics Consultant Advises Police Not to Look at iPhone X

“…newer iPhones are designed to require a passcode after five unsuccessful unlock attempts using Face ID, the facial recognition system that allows iPhone users to unlock their devices just by looking at them.” At least one forensics consultant is advising police to avoid looking at a criminal suspect’s iPhone X, in case they need to…

The Biometrics Industry Speaks at FedID 2018 [AUDIO]

The Biometrics Industry Speaks at FedID 2018 [AUDIO]

This week Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics reported live from the FedID conference in Tampa. High level conversations about biometrics, identity management, access control, credentialing, trust, border control, law enforcement and national security kept the Tampa Convention Center abuzz all week, and our editors Peter Counter and Susan Stover were there to make sure industry…

Police in Telangana Armed with Mobile Face Recognition

Police in Telangana Armed with Mobile Face Recognition

Police in the Indian state of Telangana are now using mobile facial recognition technology in the field. The new system is designed to let police use a mobile app to scan the faces of suspected criminals, unidentified bodies at crime scenes, missing children, or other individuals. Those scans are then compared against images from the…

Samsung Wants to Get Into Police Cars

Samsung Wants to Get Into Police Cars

Samsung wants its phones to play a bigger part in police work, and has launched a new system designed to make them a key component of police car IT. Called Samsung DeX in Car, the system is essentially designed to turn a Samsung Galaxy smartphone into a police car computer. Officers can plug in a…

Facial Recognition To Fight Human Trafficking

Facial Recognition To Fight Human Trafficking

Attorneys General from the US and Mexico are poised to unveil a new facial recognition system designed to track victims of human trafficking this week. According to a Hypopotamus report, the system will allow families to upload photos of missing persons, and will then use these photos to identify individuals caught on surveillance feeds. The…