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  • Birmingham airport adds biometric screening service

    07/23/2019 5:27:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 22, 2019
    BIRMINGHAM — Alabama’s busiest airport is partnering with a company that can identify passengers through eye scans and fingerprints. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport recently added kiosks offering the technology for a fee, reported. The CLEAR service is available for a $15 per month membership, paid annually, with various discounts for family members.
  • 3D printers have ‘fingerprints,’ a discovery that could help trace 3D-printed guns...

    10/20/2018 12:27:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    Univ. at Buffalo ^ | 10/16/18 | Cory Nealon
    3D printers have ‘fingerprints,’ a discovery that could help trace 3D-printed guns, counterfeit goods Photo illustration of how the technology works. Credit: Wenyao Xu, University at Buffalo. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Like fingerprints, no 3D printer is exactly the same. Related Assets: Media Contact Information Download Images See Video/Multimedia Download Documents Find a UB Expert That’s the takeaway from a new University at Buffalo-led studyDownload pdf that describes what’s believed to be the first accurate method for tracing a 3D-printed object to the machine it came from.The advancement, which the research team calls “PrinTracker,” could ultimately help law enforcement and...
  • DB Cooper case 'solved' ['matching' fingerprint]

    08/27/2018 3:32:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 56 replies
    Burdened by guilt over her knowledge surrounding the case, Marla Cooper came forward earlier this year, claiming she had a 40-year-old family secret protecting her uncle, a man named Lynn Doyle Cooper. Marla Cooper said she was eight years old when her uncle, whom she called LD Cooper, came to her home, badly injured, for Thanksgiving in 1971 - the day after the infamous incident. He claimed his injuries were the result of a car crash. Later, she said, her parents came to believe that L.D. Cooper was the hijacker. Mrs Cooper never saw her uncle again after that day...
  • Steve King's Memo Warning:.. 'Watch Closely for Barack Obama's Fingerprints'...

    02/04/2018 12:02:13 PM PST · by caww · 63 replies
    Bretbart ^ | Feb. 3, 2018 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    “Look at all of these investigations now,” said King. “Look closely for Barack Obama’s fingerprints. I’ve just identified some that I think are fingerprints, and I think this trail leads to the Obama presidency, to Barack Obama himself, but it’s going to take some time if we get there, and I’m not certain that the evidence trail necessarily leads there. There’s an indication trail that says we need to take a look and find out. But if it’s not Barack Obama, then who is it? Well, it’s Loretta Lynch, for example, and James Comey, and McCabe, and that cast of...
  • Steve King’s Memo Warning: ‘Watch Closely for Barack Obama’s Fingerprints’

    02/04/2018 12:06:32 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 135 replies ^ | 2/4/18 | robert kraychik
    Watch closely for Barack Obama’s fingerprints,” said Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Saturday, suggesting the recent alleged partisan weaponization of state surveillance powers could be connected to the 44th president. “[Democrats and their allies] will defend Barack Obama at all costs, and they’ll defend Hillary Clinton almost at all costs unless they have to sacrifice her to protect Barack Obama,” he added.
  • Millions more government fingerprints deemed stolen

    09/23/2015 10:04:55 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies
    AP via CNBC ^ | 9/23/15 | By KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for or receiving security clearances whose fingerprint images were stolen in one of the worst government data breaches is now believed to be 5.6 million, not 1.1 million as first thought, the Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday.</p>
  • China Will Soon Collect and Store Foreigners’ Fingerprints upon Entry

    02/10/2017 2:15:50 AM PST · by davikkm · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | EDWIN MORA
    China is expected to soon require all foreigners ages 14 to 70 to provide their fingerprints upon entering the communist country, a move allegedly aimed at strengthening national security. In a statement, China’s Ministry of Public Security revealed that “the information would then be stored for official use, the statement said. It did not elaborate on whether the information would be shared across ministries and other government agencies,” reports the South China Morning Post. “Storing biological identification information of people entering and leaving borders is an important border control measure, and many countries have started to implement the regulation,” also...
  • Silly Carry Permit Requirements

    12/22/2016 5:39:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12/22/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    By Dean WeingartenArizona – -( permits do not have to be expensive and complex. The New Hampshire permit has been fairly easy to obtain for many years, if you already had a permit from your state of residence.During the last few months I have renewed a couple of carry permits.  It is not intensely difficult, but when you have better things to do, it can be irritating. Some of the requirements make no sense. Others were obviously put in as poison pills during the passage of the original bill. Many seem designed to discourage people from obtaining a permit.As John...
  • Feds Walk Into A Building, Demand Everyone's Fingerprints To Open Phones

    10/26/2016 7:00:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/26 | Thomas Fox-Brewster
    In what’s believed to be an unprecedented attempt to bypass the security of Apple iPhones, or any smartphone that uses fingerprints to unlock, California’s top cops asked to enter a residence and force anyone inside to use their biometric information to open their mobile devices. FORBES found a court filing, dated May 9 2016, in which the Department of Justice sought to search a Lancaster, California, property. But there was a more remarkable aspect of the search, as pointed out in the memorandum: “authorization to depress the fingerprints and thumbprints of every person who is located at the SUBJECT PREMISES...
  • Feds Walk Into A Building, Demand Everyone's Fingerprints To Open Phones

    10/17/2016 2:58:02 PM PDT · by MeganC · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | Thomas Fox Brewster
    Link only - not sure of copyright issues with Forbes.
  • Chelsea bomb suspect caught after shootout with cops

    09/19/2016 8:37:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/19/16 | Jamie Schram, Reuven Fenton and Yaron Steinbuch September 19, 2016 | 11:25am
    A 28-year-old Afghani native wanted in connection with blasts in Manhattan and New Jersey that left 29 wounded has been caught after shooting at a police officer in New Jersey, according to a report. Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested after firing at the cop in Linden, WNBC reported. Rahami, whose fingerprint was found on an unexploded device, was hunted in connection with the explosions that sparked fears of a local terror cell, according to federal officials. Earlier Monday, FBI agents raided the Elizabeth, New Jersey, home of Rahami, a naturalized US citizen who was deemed armed and dangerous, Mayor Bill...
  • Eric Holder: Fingerprinting Is Racist (What A Moron!!!)

    06/12/2016 4:29:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | June 12, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder has come out against proposals in Chicago and New Jersey to require fingerprint background checks of drivers for ride-hailing platforms such as Uber and Lyft. Why would President Obama's onetime top lawman come out against regulation that is supposed to protect the riding public? Credit the intersection of two forces. First, Holder's tony corporate law firm, Covington & Burling, represents Uber. Also, as Holder sees it, requiring drivers to submit fingerprints may "have a discriminatory impact on communities of color." I was surprised to read about Holder's opposition, as I have trouble seeing Holder as...
  • The government wants your fingerprint to unlock your phone. Should that be allowed?

    05/01/2016 7:17:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    L A Times ^ | By Matt Hamilton and Richard Winton
    s the world watched the FBI spar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, federal officials were quietly waging a different encryption battle in a Los Angeles courtroom. There, authorities obtained a search warrant compelling the girlfriend of an alleged Armenian gang member to press her finger against an iPhone that had been seized from a Glendale home. The phone contained Apple's fingerprint identification system for unlocking, and prosecutors wanted access to the data inside it. It marked a rare time that prosecutors have demanded a person provide a fingerprint to open...
  • HTC caught storing fingerprints AS WORLD-READABLE CLEARTEXT

    08/11/2015 8:59:53 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    The Register ^ | August 10, 2015 | Darren Pauli
    Android biometric banks more Fort Nope than Fort Knox. Four FireEye researchers have found a way to steal fingerprints from Android phones packing biometric sensors such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One Max.The team found a forehead-slapping flaw in HTC One Max in which fingerprints are stored as an image file (dbgraw.bmp) in a open "world readable" folder. "Any unprivileged processes or apps can steal user’s fingerprints by reading this file," the team says, adding that the images can be made into clear prints by adding some padding.It is one of four vulnerability scenarios in which biometric...
  • What are the OPM hackers going to do with 1 million fingerprints?

    07/16/2015 5:11:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2015 | Rick Moran
    That's an excellent question that national security experts can't answer. And that has them worried sick. Hacking social security numbers and passwords is one thing. But fingerprints are biometrics - they can't be changed and could open doors to hackers that would normally be closed to them. National Journal: Though the idea of hacked fingerprints conjures up troubling scenarios gleaned from Hollywood's panoply of espionage capers, not much is currently known about those that OPM said were swiped in the data breach, which began last year and has been privately linked by officials to China. In fact, the agency...
  • Pakistanis face a deadline: Surrender fingerprints or give up cellphone

    02/24/2015 5:03:27 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 5 replies
    The Washington Post, ^ | February 23 at 7:20 PM | Tim Craig and Shaiq Hussain
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Cellphones didn’t just arrive in Pakistan. But someone could be fooled into thinking otherwise, considering the tens of millions of Pakistanis pouring into mobile phone stores these days. In one of the world’s largest — and fastest — efforts to collect biometric information, Pakistan has ordered cellphone users to verify their identities through fingerprints for a national database being compiled to curb terrorism. If they don’t, their service will be shut off, an unthinkable option for many after a dozen years of explosive growth in cellphone usage here. Prompted by concerns about a proliferation of illegal and...
  • Darren Wilson's gun was NOT tested for Michael Brown's fingerprints [Title truncated]

    11/28/2014 12:54:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/27/2014 | By TED THORNHILL
    Serious errors in the handling of the Michael Brown shooting have been exposed by the grand jury files on the case, including Darren Wilson's gun not being tested for fingerprints – and the officer washing blood off his hands. A 12-person jury, after hearing more than 70 hours of testimony from 60 witnesses, ruled that Officer Wilson will not have to stand trial over the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. However, in the thousands of pages of evidence released to the public afterwards were glaring examples of crime scene protocol not being followed. One of Officer...
  • Police can require cellphone fingerprint, not pass code

    10/31/2014 10:15:10 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 16 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | October 30, 2014 | Elisabeth Hulette
    A Circuit Court judge has ruled that a criminal defendant can be compelled to give up his fingerprint, but not his pass code, to allow police to open and search his cellphone. The question of whether a phone's pass code is constitutionally protected surfaced in the case of David Baust, an Emergency Medical Services captain charged in February with trying to strangle his girlfriend. Prosecutors had said video equipment in Baust's bedroom may have recorded the couple's fight and, if so, the video could be on his cellphone. They wanted a judge to force Baust to unlock his phone, but...
  • Security trumps privacy, EU court says

    10/20/2013 3:21:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 17.10.13 @ 17:44 | Benjamin Fox
    Ensuring protection against the fraudulent use of passports outweighs personal privacy concerns about mandatory fingerprinting, the European Union’s top court said Thursday. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday (17 October) that although the taking and storing of fingerprints for passports breached privacy and personal data rights, it did not breach the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and was in line with EU law. Article eight of the Charter includes an explicit right to the protection of personal data, but the Luxembourg-based Court ruled that the infringement of privacy was justified because fingerprinting reduced fraud. … Meanwhile, government...
  • In dissent, Scalia joins with court’s liberals to blast police DNA testing without warrant

    06/03/2013 5:43:43 PM PDT · by South40 · 134 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/3/2013 | Kiz Goodwin
    The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision Monday that police may take a DNA swab from people arrested for crimes without first getting a warrant to do so. In an unusual twist, the court's conservative firebrand, Antonin Scalia, joined three of his liberal colleagues in a scathing dissent that warns the court's decision paves the way for the creation of an invasive police state. Scalia called the decision's scope "vast" and "scary," and said the DNA collection is an unequivocal violation of Americans' Fourth Amendment right to be free from "unreasonable searches and seizures" of their bodies and homes....