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ProLinks Biometrics #53 – Azure biometric support, criminal investigations and more

Azure is starting to support biometrics as a replacement for passwords, police departments can get really creative when using facial recognition and why banning facial recognition is missing the point. Enjoy!

Azure supports FIDO2

Azure Active Directory will support FIDO2 standard for biometric authentication. There are some prerequisites as to the versions supported, but it should ease up all the logging in with tons of passwords.

Anyway, this week there is a lot of articles about FIDO 2 in general and other news about getting rid of passwords.

Celebrities as probe images

Apparently, it is not so uncommon to use celebrity images to find suspects in police investigations. Read about it and other “Garbage In, Garbage Out” approaches here.


As NYPD is mentioned in the article, here is a related story about their policy on facial recognition.

Why banning facial recognition does not make sense

While lot of people focus on facial recognition, the true issues are not being discussed. Read more about the context of facial recognition in surveillance economy here.

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