Facial Recognition: Let's face it, it's a big market & a big danger
The technology has opened up a massive surveillance market in India which still lacks a legal framework.
Facebook to Pay $550 million in biometric privacy accord
Facebook will pay $550 million to resolve claims it collected user biometric data wi...
Govt pegs UIDAI's allocation at Rs 985 cr for FY21
In the current fiscal, the UIDAI was originally allocated Rs 1,227 crore when the Modi-2.0...
Aadhaar required to get benefits under scheme for civilian victims of terror, communal violence
Any eligible beneficiary desirous of receiving benefit under the scheme, who does not possess the Aadhaar number or, has not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, shall have to apply for Aadhaar enrolment. The home ministry said the notification comes into effect in all states and union territories except Assam and Meghalaya, where Aadhaar has not covered all residents.
The future of security... so far, biometric's the way to go
As of today, the most secure way of ascertaining someone’s identity involves the use of biometrics — physical markers such as fingerprints, facial recognition, retinal scans, and voice recognition; and behavioural identifiers such as device location, how a device is held, finger movement and gestures.
Govt launches award to laud breakthrough startups in cyber security
Registrations for the award are currently open and DSCI will be administering the Grand Challenge and the whole process will run for nine months under various stages.
View: From protests to chai, facial recognition is creeping up on us
Just last month, newspapers reported that Delhi Police used facial recognition to identify “habitual protestors” and “rowdy elements”. At the PM’s rally on December 22, it was used to deny entry to “miscreants who could raise slogans and banners”.
Biometric-based PoS maker Mantra Softech bets big on govt projects
For the next phase of growth, the company is developing solutions for airports and metro rail.
CSCs to open 700 new centres for Aadhaar services
Dinesh Tyagi, CEO of the CSC e-Governance Services, told ET that after a two year hiatus, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has given a green signal for the centers to restart the services.
PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended again, today is the last date
CBDT extended the due date for linking of PAN with Aadhaar from 31st December, 2019 to 31st March, 2020.
The dark side of biometric authentication: Hackers using malware to steal fingerprints & sensitive data
Biometric data has eased the burden of remembering passwords, but is it truly safe?
All about National Population Register
The NPR is a list of "usual residents" of the country. A "usual resident" is defined for the purposes of NPR as a person who has resided in a local area for the past six months or more or a person who intends to reside in that area for the next six months or more.
Government bites NPR bullet, says not linked to NRC
The NPR is a list of "usual residents" of the country. A "usual resident" is defined for the purposes of NPR as a person who has resided in a local area for the past six months or more or a person who intends to reside in that area for the next six months or more. The updating exercise is to commence from April next year.
Coming up in Bengaluru: Biometrics for Indians flying in from abroad
Since immigration has a unified database, the passport will get “digitally stamped” and contain the same information as the physical stamp. The proposal has been sent to the to the home ministry’s Bureau of Immigration.
No new ration card needed for inter-state portability: Ram Vilas Paswan
Paswan, who reviewed the implementation of the initiative, said, "There were reports in some newspapers that new ration cards will be needed for this scheme. It is baseless. No new ration card (is) required. Existing card will be valid pan India".
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