Govt agrees to limit biometric data collection at airports 
 
Committee rules against expanding biometric data collection 
 
St George, Westpac to use fingerprint login for mobile banking 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will utilise biometric scanner on iPhone, Galaxy smartphones.
 
Westpac NZ tests fingerprint scanning for mobile app 
 
Facebook mulls huge facial recognition database 
By Alexei Oreskovic | Aug 30, 2013 | Comment Now 
Scope creep possible, but users can opt out.
 
Coalition to resurrect numberplate recognition 
By Ry Crozier | Aug 19, 2013 | Comment Now 
History repeats with fresh CrimTrac scoping study.
 
Banks get on board NZ govt online ID scheme 
By Juha Saarinen | Aug 1, 2013 | Comment Now 
RealMe gets new supporters.
 
Google takes on Apple's Siri with 'Now' for iPhone 
 
Google buys facial recognition business 
By Liam Tung | Jul 25, 2011 | Comment Now 
Product already at core of YouTube, Picasa.
 
Queensland Police buys into number plate recognition 
Apr 15, 2011 | Comment Now 
First unit on the road for Easter.
 
Google adds speech recognition to Chrome 
By Stewart Mitchell | Mar 24, 2011 | Comment Now 
Could lead to voice-controlled surfing.
 
Amazon smokes up email with bacn 
By Liam Tung | Jan 27, 2011 | Comment Now 
Up to one million emails a day.
 
Wozniak says he was wrong about Nuance-Apple deal 
Nov 25, 2010 | Comment Now 
Thought he'd read about it.
 
US report casts doubt on "reliable" biometric systems 
By Eric Doyle | Oct 1, 2010 | Comment Now 
Back to the drawing board for security designers.
 
Pirate Party warns of surveillance state 
By Liz Tay | Jun 5, 2010 | Comment Now 
But RTA denies sharing data with CrimTrac.
 
Biometrics, chips coming to Qld driver licenses 
By Liz Tay | May 12, 2010 | Comment Now 
Queensland transport workers first to trial new smartcards.
 
Gold Coast Airport deploys SmartGate 
By Liz Tay | Apr 8, 2010 | Comment Now 
Biometric identification system deployed.
 
Biometric visa checks to cost $69 million 
By Ry Crozier | Feb 23, 2010 | Comment Now 
Targeted at terrorist hotspots.
 
Speech recognition to enter hostile environments 
By Liz Tay | Feb 16, 2010 | Comment Now 
UWA gets $230,000 Government grant to improve the technology.
 
RTA drives facial recognition into license checks 
Jan 11, 2010 | Comment Now 
Aims to combat identity theft.
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Your bank
  38%
 
Your insurance company
  3%
 
A technology company (Google, Facebook et al)
  7%
 
Your telco, ISP or utility
  8%
 
A retailer (Coles, Woolworths et al)
  2%
 
A Federal Government agency (ATO, Centrelink etc)
  20%
 
An Australian law enforcement agency (AFP, ASIO et al)
  15%
 
A State Government agency (Health dept, etc)
  5%
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