News Roundup: Border Control, National ID, Voter ID

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our 2015 Biometrics Year in Review while border control, financial applications and fingerprint sensors made up the bulk of the industry news.

Here is a look back on all the top identity management headlines from the week that was:

Year in Review

News Roundup: Border Control, National ID, Voter IDAs we near the end of our 13th annual Biometrics Year in Review we turned our attention to matters regarding public perception and non-mobile applications. We aren’t the only ones reflecting on 2015 either, with Fingerprint Cards announcing that it will issue its end of year report on February 4th.

Biometrics Year in Review: The Dedicated Roundup

Biometrics Year In Review: Stationary Biometrics

FPC to Issue Year-End Report Feb. 4th

Border Control

News Roundup: Border Control, National ID, Voter IDBorder control biometrics were in the news last week with SITA’s eGates processing travelers in Naples, Vision-Box technology improving security and convenience in Aruba, and the US Customs and Border Protection Agency expanding the biometric screening process at JFK International Airport. The CBP is concerned with more than just airports, of course, and in that regard it contracted Iris ID last week to provide biometric solutions for use in the pilot project underway at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego.

SITA ABC eGates Improve Passenger Processing at Naples Airport

CBP Expands Biometric Screening to JFK Airport

Iris ID Provides Crucial Biometric Tech for CBP Border Project

Aruba Airport Expands Vision-Box eGate Solution

National ID, Voter ID

News Roundup: Border Control, National ID, Voter IDKeeping that governmental perspective for a moment, we also had headlines relating to national and voter ID projects. In India we saw the Aadhaar program once again invoked to cut down on fraud with plans to use the national ID system to ensure students and their parents aren’t gaming the Right To Education Act. Uganda, meanwhile, was preparing for a biometric election which is scheduled to take place next month.

Uganda Prepares for Next Month’s Biometric Election

Aadhaar to Help Sort Students in State School System

Financial and Retail

News Roundup: Border Control, National ID, Voter IDIn financial news last week we saw Apple Pay score more support while Samsung Pay launched in Spain. The Australian Taxation Office implemented Nuance Communications’ voice biometrics in its mobile app, we saw an encouraging report on biometrics in retail, and Daon became a prefered partner of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU).

CaixaBank Ushers Samsung Pay into Spain

Significant Growth Predicted for Biometrics in Retail

All US Bank Cards Now Apple Pay Compatible

Australian Taxation Office Brings Voice Recognition to Mobile App

Daon Becomes NAFCU Preferred Partner


News Roundup: Border Control, National ID, Voter IDAs usual, fingerprint biometrics made their share of headlines last week, with Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics announcing yet another smartphone integration. We took a look at Synaptics’ IronVeil solution and reported on how the company’s tech will feature into the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 product line. Meanwhile, Morpho (Safran) is slated to expand the Albuquerque police department’s AFIS capabilities, and Integrated Biometrics received ISO 9001 certification. Finally, we also got a sneak peek at an upcoming smartphone from Huawei that is rumored to sport a fingerprint sensor.

Albuquerque PD Expands Biometric Arsenal with MorphoBIS in the Cloud

Plastic Sensor Captures Both Fingerprints and Vein Patterns

Synaptics Mouse Integration Stokes Interest in PC Biometrics

New Meizu’s Meilan Metal Smartphone Features Precise Biometrics Tech

Integrated Biometrics Facility Gets ISO Certification Ahead of New Product Launch

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Product Line To Feature Synaptics Tech

New Meilan Metal Smartphone Retains FPC1155 Sensor

Upcoming Huawei P9 May Sport Fingerprint Sensor

FIDO and Friends

News Roundup: Border Control, National ID, Voter ID

The FIDO Alliance announced last week that it hit another major milestone now that over 100 FIDO Certified products are available on the market. FIDO’s members were all over the news, as a matter of fact, with EyeVerify weighing in on biometric scanning challenges in a new blog post,  Dropbox enabling Windows Hello biometric authentication, and Intel releasing a new line of processors with strong authentication capabilities.

Over 100 FIDO Certified Solutions Are Now Available

Dropbox Enables Biometric Login Via Windows Hello

New Intel Processor Line Features Multi-Factor Security Platform

EyeVerify Outlines Challenges, Solutions in Mobile Biometric Scanning

Faces, Behavior and Health

News Roundup: Border Control, National ID, Voter IDLast week’s news was relatively multimodal, with more headlines dealing with facial recognition, behavioral biometrics and vital readings. TelSign partnered with BehavioSec to bring behavioral biometrics to its mobile identity platform, while Virgin Pulse built up its workforce health management platform with vital biometric tech. In facial recognition we saw innovation and deployment, with university researchers developing new forensic technologies that leverage the modality and the Scottish Professional Football League considering a face biometrics system to mitigate soccer-based violence.

New Forensic System Constructs 3D Faces From Still Images

Facial Recognition Considered to Curb Soccer Hooliganism

Virgin Pulse Integrates Biometrics into Health Platform

BehavioSec Sees Rising Interest in Behavioral Biometrics Solution

Major Trends Paint Rosy Picture of Behavioral Biometrics


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January 25, 2015 – by Peter B. Counter