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Influential U.S. scientist under fire for Xinjiang links

Sep 13, 2019 - 6:23 PM

Calls for Michigan State University to review its research activities in China after a leading computer scientist gave a keynote speech at the country’s largest biometrics conference

FACIAL RECOGNITION. An influential US scientist is taking fire for a presentiation on biometrics at a Chinese conference. Image adapted from work by Gogi Kamushadze.

Indian court upholds legality of world's largest biometric database

Sep 26, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The ruling of the Supreme Court draws a line under many years of legal challenges from critics, who said Aadhaar threatened individual privacy and risked turning the world's second-most populous nation into a surveillance state

BIOMETRICS. This photo taken on July 17, 2018 shows an Indian woman getting her fingerprints read during the registration process for Aadhaar cards (or unique identifier [UID] cards) in Amritsar. Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP

India's top court says privacy is a fundamental right

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:50 PM

This landmark verdict could have a major impact on the government s biometric program which has recorded the fingerprints and iris scans of more than one billion Indians

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 18, 2017 shows an Indian visitor giving a thumb impression to withdraw money from his bank account with his Aadhaar or Unique Identification (UID) card during a Digi Dhan Mela, held to promote digital payment, in Hyderabad. India's Supreme Court ruled August 24 that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, a landmark verdict that could have wide-reaching implications for the government's biometric programme which holds data on over one billion people.  / AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM

LIST: Schedule of satellite Metro voters' registration

Jan 21, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Interested parties may request for satellite registration activities in their area in preparation for the 2017 barangay and SK polls says the Comelec

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Laguna voters fail to cast their votes but admit negligence

May 10, 2016 - 1:33 AM

Voters in San Pablo City come to their polling precincts ahead of time to cast their votes only to be informed that they were not qualified voters

DISENFRANCHISED. Filomena Javier was denied her right to vote. Photo by Karla Sambajon/ Rappler

LA judge compels woman to unlock iPhone using fingerprint

May 02, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The case involves the fingerprint of identity theft suspect Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan who is ordered to unlock her iPhone using the TouchID system after her arrest

Is Comelec liable for website data leak?

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:45 AM

A data privacy lawyer believes the poll body could be sued for failing to protect personal information However a former Comelec lawyer argues that liability depends on the nature of the leaked data

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India's biometric database crosses billion-member mark

Apr 05, 2016 - 8:07 AM

The database was set up 7 years ago to streamline benefit payments to millions of poor people as well as to cut fraud and wastage

In this photograph taken on August 22, 2014, a banking customer gets his biometric fingerprint scanned to open a bank account at an Oriental Bank of Commerce branch in Mumbai. Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

How did SC justices decide key cases in 2014-2016?

Jan 16, 2016 - 3:29 PM

We look back at landmark decisions by this batch of SC justices – between the latest appointment of Jardeleza in August 2014 and Villarama’s early retirement in January 2016

No Biometrics No Vote, Roxas-Duterte word war, Star Wars | 6PM wRap

Dec 16, 2015 - 7:43 PM

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SC order threatens election schedule again

Dec 07, 2015 - 9:54 PM

It’s a throwback to 2013 when the poll chief complained: ‘Parang sila na ang nagpapatakbo ng eleksyon Akala ko ba kami?’

ELECTIONS 'IN LIMBO.' Even before the May 2013 elections, the Supreme Court issued rulings that derailed the plans of the poll body. In the words of then elections chief Sixto Brillantes Jr, the SC put elections 'in limbo.' File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Pemberton guilty, No Biometrics No Vote, AirAsia crash | 6PM wRap

Dec 01, 2015 - 8:42 PM

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SC stops Comelec from dropping 2.5M voters without biometrics

Dec 01, 2015 - 4:22 PM

This comes after leftist groups asked the SC to junk the No Bio No Boto policy as unconstitutional

VOTERS' REGISTRATION. Voters fill out forms as they register at a Commission on Elections office in Quezon on October 30, 2015, a day before the deadline for voters to register. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Declare ‘No Bio, No Boto’ unconstitutional, SC asked

Nov 26, 2015 - 8:52 AM

Petitioners also request the High Court to declare as unconstitutional the law that allows the No Bio No Boto policy

Over 100,000 Davao City voters delisted

Nov 06, 2015 - 10:31 AM

Comelec records show that among the city s legislative districts voters without biometrics data are the following: 45 504 people in the first district 30 403 in the second district and 24 108 in the third district

Photo by Editha Z. Caduaya/ Rappler

Thousands troop to Comelec offices for last day of voters' registration

Oct 31, 2015 - 3:11 PM

Netizens tweet their photos and experiences during the last day of voters registration

Filipinos line up on the last day of filing for registration for the May 2016 elections at the Election Commission office in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, 31 October 2015. Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez said many people are still coming to the Comelec offices even though they started the registration and validation process since last year. The Philippine presidential and vice presidential elections are scheduled on 09 May 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

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Oct 09, 2015 - 12:51 PM

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Comelec sets voters' registration till 9 pm

Oct 06, 2015 - 6:49 PM

The Comelec is scheduling 12 hour shifts from October 17 to 31 the deadline for voters to register for the 2016 elections

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event in a mall on July 4, 2015. Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Comelec weighs bid to extend voters' registration

Oct 01, 2015 - 1:44 PM

At the same time the Comelec orders 100 new machines to accommodate more voters who lack biometrics

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event in a mall on July 4, 2015. Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

CONVERSATION: What voter registration issues do we need to address?

Sep 24, 2015 - 1:06 PM

Let s have a Twitter conversation on Thursday September 24 at 5 pm on how important it is to exercise our right to vote and prevent fraud from as early as the registration process

#PHVote. Let's talk about voter registration issues.

Negros Occidental tops biometrics data registration nationwide

Sep 18, 2015 - 8:24 PM

Nearly all registered voters in this Western Visayas province – 96 – have updated their records biometrics data

Who lacks biometrics? Richer voters, survey says

Sep 16, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Still Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the number of voters lacking biometrics data is down to 3 1 million as of Wednesday September 15

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event in a mall on July 4, 2015. Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Voters registration, China’s victory parade, 2015 Jones Cup | 6PM wRap

Sep 03, 2015 - 6:29 PM

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Comelec open for voters’ reg on Saturdays, holidays

Sep 03, 2015 - 10:55 AM

This is aside from the usual Monday to Friday schedule in Comelec offices in Metro Manila and other key cities

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometric records during a satellite voter registration event in a mall on July 4, 2015. Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

MAP: Areas with still no biometrics? Check this out

Aug 30, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Counting only voters without biometrics Kalinga Province leads the list San Juan City in Metro Manila and Davao City in Mindanao are among the top 5

Comelec purges 1.3M Filipinos from voters’ list

Aug 19, 2015 - 4:26 PM

At the same time the number of Filipinos without biometrics data – a new requirement to vote in 2016 – is down to 3 5 million

VOTERS’ LIST. An elderly Filipino looks for his name on the voters’ list in the country's first automated elections at a public school turned into a polling station in Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac City in the Philippines on May 10, 2010. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

400,000 voters have no biometrics yet in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley

Jul 24, 2015 - 9:08 PM

We are worried because their names will really be deleted if they do not step up now a local Comelec official says of voters in 9 provinces

Comelec: Voters without biometrics down to 3.89 million

Jul 24, 2015 - 8:59 PM

The poll body urges these voters to have their biometrics data captured as soon as possible so they could vote in the 2016 elections

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometrics records. File photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

How to register for the 2016 elections

Jul 08, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Do you want to have a say on which leaders will be elected in 2016? If yes then you have to make sure you are a registered voter Follow the steps here

Civic group launches #ListaNaYan voters campaign

Jul 05, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Samahan para sa Tunay na Eleksyon sa Pilipinas STEP will ensure that citizens are well informed about the registration process through online and offline campaigns

Representatives of STEP Coalition's government, non-government, and quasi-government constituents pose for a photo after affixing their signatures on a board, symbolizing their commitment to their advocacy. This was part of the coalition and campaign launch, which was held in the Ateneo Professional Schools on June 30, 2015.

'Corrupted' biometrics records safe in local Comelec offices

Jun 29, 2015 - 9:21 PM

The Comelec explains that it was the copies of these biometrics data transported to the poll body s main office that became corrupted not the original data

VOTER REGISTRATION. An overseas worker has her picture taken at the Comelec Overseas Voter Registration Center at OWWA-Intramuros in Manila. File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

No 'lost' biometrics data – Comelec

Jun 27, 2015 - 3:44 PM

The poll body says that some biometrics data experienced degradation but only less than 2 000 voter records are affected

Comelec defends 'unconstitutional' biometrics requirement

Jun 23, 2015 - 4:10 PM

Far Eastern University law school dean Mel Sta Maria says deactivation as punishment for non compliance is an overkill repulsive to participatory democracy

PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS. Filipinos cast their votes during the Philippines' second automated elections on May 13, 2013. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Holiday sought for 4.3M voters without biometrics

Jun 04, 2015 - 3:56 PM

The Comelec urges employers to give their employees a day off to register or update their voting records for the 2016 elections

PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS. Filipinos cast their votes during the Philippines' second automated elections on May 13, 2013. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Comelec to lease voter verification system for 2016 polls

Feb 03, 2015 - 11:03 AM

VVS units check a voter s biometrics data such as fingerprints to see if he or she is on the voter s list

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May 26, 2014 - 12:04 PM

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13 million qualified voters urged to register

May 06, 2014 - 3:57 PM

The Comelec says 9 6 million registered voters have to fix their biometrics records or they won t be able to vote in 2016 In addition it expects 3 million new voters

VOTER'S REGISTRATION. Voters fill out forms during the first day of voter's registration in Quezon City. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Voters' registration for 2016 polls begins May 6

Apr 12, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The poll body encourages 9 6 million Filipinos without biometrics data to validate their records so they can vote in 2016

VOTER'S REGISTRATION. New voters refer to a sample application form outside the Comelec office in Makati City. File photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

NBI clearance application goes online

Jan 24, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The new NBI clearance system will be available starting Friday January 24 at the websites of DOJ and NBI

Comelec suspends capturing of biometrics

Jul 12, 2013 - 1:49 PM

The Comelec wants to prioritize the voters registration for the barangay and SK elections

TRUST THE MACHINE? Can biometrics solve the problem of electoral fraud? Here are some points for concern.

9M without biometrics cannot vote in 2016

Jun 27, 2013 - 6:41 PM

The Comelec starts taking biometrics July 1 Voters without biometrics can t vote in 2016

TRUST THE MACHINE? Can biometrics solve the problem of electoral fraud? Here are some points for concern.

2012 YEARENDER: The year of the hacker

Dec 29, 2012 - 4:31 PM

The fabric of 2012 is filled with tales of hackers and attacks Let s take a closer look at some of the threads that have been bound together in 2012

A HACKER'S YEAR. 2012 was a year for hacking to make inroads into the public's Internet-savvy consciousness.

Congress OKs mandatory biometrics registration bill

Dec 06, 2012 - 3:54 PM

The proposal will likely be implemented for the 2016 elections

Biometrics in elections: Beyond its lofty goal

Nov 29, 2012 - 9:29 AM

There are issues Filipinos need to ask with regard to Senate Bill No 1030 if it is to successfully create meaningful change in the electoral process

TRUST THE MACHINE? Can biometrics solve the problem of electoral fraud? Here are some points for concern.