Last week at FindBiometrics we continued National ID Month with a featured look at India’s ambitious Aadhaar program. In the industry news we got our first official look at Apple’s second generation Touch ID on the iPhone 6S, a slew of government biometrics headlines and the usual influx of mobile fingerprint integrations.
Here’s a look back on the biggest headlines in identity from last week:
National ID Month
National ID Month entered its second week with our look at four unique aspects of the Aadhaar ID project in India. Meanwhile, biometric elections were in the news as we reported on Comelec’s continued efforts to register every voter in the Philippines and GenKey’s role in Tanzania’s biometrics-powered election.
Governments and Border Control
Government biometric applications continued to make headlines all week, with initiatives in Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Malawi. Morpho (Safran) announced that it will be expanding its eGate deployment in New Zealand, and the Australian government was reported as developing a massive facial recognition system. Meanwhile, Novatengi received a contract to develop a biometric system for agriculture in Malawi, and Saudi Arabia implemented biometric border control for visitors on pilgrimage. Here’s how government biometrics made headlines last week:
In law enforcement new last week we reported on a biometric system that is being implemented in the Philippines so that prisoners aren’t incarcerated past their release date. Meanwhile, stateside, Live Scan was the name of the game with Georgia’s Lincoln County signing on to the biometric identification system and a staff report in Santa Monica recommending the municipality continue to pay for its own Live Scan service.
Fingerprints were the modality of the week in terms of popularity, with Apple announcing the second generation Touch ID sensor on its latest iPhone devices. Bank of America, meanwhile, announced fingerprint sensor support on its Android mobile app and the ZTE Axon Elite (which features a fingerprint sensor and vascular biometrics capabilities) launched internationally.
NIST announced that it is developing new contactless fingerprint scanning standards and posted a call for help in this matter, while Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics continued their long running streak of smartphone integrations. Here is how the fingerprint modality made the news last week:
Paying, Saying, Playing
TSI joined the Natural Security Alliance last week. We also reported on NEC’s hospitality industry solution Kylie, while AGNITiO made headlines announcing the completed sale of its KIVOX Mobile technology to Cirrus Logic.
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September 14m 2015 – by Peter B. Counter