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BRIEF: Society Begins to Grapple with Ethics of Biometrics

BRIEF: Society Begins to Grapple with Ethics of Biometrics

Like pretty much any other groundbreaking technology, biometrics has long carried the promise of great social benefit and the risk of potential abuse. It has always been exciting and controversial. But those qualities have only intensified as biometric technologies have advanced in their sophistication. Today, systems are emerging that can identify people through public security…

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Biometrics Applied Throughout the Animal Kingdom

Biometrics Applied Throughout the Animal Kingdom

Biometrics is often defined or described as the measurement of the body related to human characteristics; however, homo sapiens aren’t the only species in the animal kingdom to which biometric measurements have been applied. From farming, to conservation of endangered specifies, to finding a lost family pet – biometrics have been applied to a whole…

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BRIEF: The Mainstreaming of Face ID

BRIEF: The Mainstreaming of Face ID

When Apple revealed its Face ID system for user authentication with its launch of the iPhone X last autumn, many wondered whether the mobile industry would shift away from fingerprint recognition and to facial recognition for user authentication. Several months later, it’s not clear that fingerprint recognition is going anywhere – that technology is still…

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BRIEF: Some Highlights from Money20/20 Europe 2018

BRIEF: Some Highlights from Money20/20 Europe 2018

This year’s Money20/20 Europe is a wrap, and as always, the event offered a lot to take in. At its new home in the RAI in Amsterdam, Money20/20 Europe attracted more than 5,000 attendees from over 1,500 companies as well as major media attention, and covered innovations in a wide range of areas, from AI…

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Money20/20 Europe: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at “The Greatest FinTech Show on Earth”

Money20/20 Europe: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at “The Greatest FinTech Show on Earth”

FindBiometrics was in Amsterdam this week reporting live from Money20/20 Europe, where biometrics were an integral part of the conversation. From the main stage to the exhibition floor, biometrics are the buzz this year, with day-one keynotes from Biocryptology and Mastercard framing identity and authentication as crucial components to the FinTech space in Europe and…

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“Biometrics are Accepted as the Premium FinTech Experience” – FindBiometrics Takes Authentication to Amsterdam for Money20/20 Europe

“Biometrics are Accepted as the Premium FinTech Experience” – FindBiometrics Takes Authentication to Amsterdam for Money20/20 Europe

“Now that biometrics are accepted as the premium FinTech experience, we can get down to the real work,” said FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill, addressing the audience for “Breaking the compromise between security and convenience” – the FindBiometrics panel at Money20/20 Europe. Focused around the concept of ‘Identity First’, the panel brought together leaders in biometrics…

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Money20/20 Europe: Mastercard Uses Biometrics To Secure Trust

Money20/20 Europe: Mastercard Uses Biometrics To Secure Trust

FindBiometrics is reporting live from Money20/20 Europe this week, and today biometrics hit the stage. As we’ve seen with other Money20/20 global events, biometrics are becoming a key component in the future of financial identity, and today Mastercard Chief Security Solutions Officer Ajay Bhalla offered insight into how biometric technology fits into his company’s initiatives to…

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BRIEF: A Big Week In Mobile Biometrics

BRIEF: A Big Week In Mobile Biometrics

It has been a particularly busy week for mobile biometrics, with industry news running the gamut from security fiascos to pioneering innovations. In some ways, the week has marked the culmination of some of the biggest trends that have been underway over the past year – the rise of facial recognition, the ongoing proliferation of…

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On-Device Authentication Month: The Funeral March of the Password

On-Device Authentication Month: The Funeral March of the Password

May has come to an end and with it must go On-Device Authentication Month, our five week focus on the biometric authentication technologies replacing passwords online and across the vertical markets. For the entire month we dedicated feature articles, industry news coverage and the latest entry in our renowned webinar series to the on-device authentication…

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BRIEF: The Fingerprint Sensor Market is Still Rising

BRIEF: The Fingerprint Sensor Market is Still Rising

Fingerprint sensors are now a standard feature on contemporary smartphones. Yet while they’re more popular than ever, a number of fingerprint sensor specialists have had to contend with serious market pressures in recent months, with costs in the mobile market dropping and a growing number of competitors. That doesn’t mean the fingerprint sensor market has…

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BRIEF: The Continued Ascent of Biometric FinTech

BRIEF: The Continued Ascent of Biometric FinTech

The biometrics industry as a whole has enjoyed considerable growth in recent years, and not least in the financial services sector. More and more banking and other financial transactions are being done online, and fraudsters have followed suit, launching ever-more sophisticated attacks. As the risk of digital fraud and theft has escalated, many organizations have…

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On-Device Authentication Month: 8 Expert Interviews About FIDO Authentication

On-Device Authentication Month: 8 Expert Interviews About FIDO Authentication

Next week FindBiometrics and the FIDO Alliance are presenting the latest entry in our expert biometrics webinar series. On Wednesday May 30 at 11 AM Eastern Time, On-Device Authentication Month will culminate in this 45 minute live event featuring a FIDO update from Alliance Executive Director Brett McDowell and a dynamic panel conversation with executives…

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On-Device Authentication Month: A Range of Post-Password Solutions

On-Device Authentication Month: A Range of Post-Password Solutions

Digital security is an increasingly complex issue that doesn’t lend itself to easy answers. That’s a big part of the reason that there has been something of a live debate in recent years over whether it’s better for end user authentication to be performed on an external server or on a user’s device. And while…

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On-Device Authentication Month: The Post-Password Internet

On-Device Authentication Month: The Post-Password Internet

Let’s be honest: while the proclamation of the password’s death came frequently over the past four years, outmoded text-based security has refused to stay in the ground. If the password was dead in 2014, then it is now an undead monster, omnipresent and dangerous, in need of a full-on purge. We need a cure for…

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On-Device Authentication Month: The Primer

On-Device Authentication Month: The Primer

May is On-Device Authentication Month at FindBiometrics, in which we are placing a featured focus on the identity solutions that play it close to home, storing and matching personal and biometric data within a device rather than on a remote server. The five week event will culminate with the next entry in our renowned webinar…

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BRIEF: Mastercard Sets the Pace in Biometric Payment Cards Race

BRIEF: Mastercard Sets the Pace in Biometric Payment Cards Race

Mastercard took a big step forward in payment card technology this week with its announcement of a remote enrolment solution for biometrics. Developed in partnership with biometrics specialist IDEX, the system is designed to let cardholder register their fingerprints remotely, without the need to go into a bank. That means those who take advantage of…

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Physical Access & Enterprise Month: The Roundup

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: The Roundup

April is Physical Access & Enterprise Month at FindBiometrics, a four week event in which we place a featured focus on the biometrics technology locking doors and protecting businesses. Scheduled to coincide with ISC West, the largest security industry conference in the world, Physical Access & Enterprise Month was filled with live event coverage, exclusive…

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BRIEF: The Ongoing Ascent of Biometric Surveillance

BRIEF: The Ongoing Ascent of Biometric Surveillance

For good or for ill, governments around the world have sought to track citizens and non-citizens alike throughout history. And for good or ill, biometric technology has emerged to make such surveillance easier and more effective. Particularly over the last several years, with the advent of facial recognition that can scan hours and hours of…

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Physical Access & Enterprise Month: Is Contactless The Key?

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: Is Contactless The Key?

With another ISC West conference and exhibition behind us, we are once again looking to the future of biometric access control with fresh eyes. The annual Las Vegas security conference is renowned for setting the biometric benchmark when it comes to access control trends every year, and last week one topic stood out as a…

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GALLERY: Looking Back On A Biometrics-Heavy ISC West

GALLERY: Looking Back On A Biometrics-Heavy ISC West

One of the year’s biggest security exhibitions has now come to a close. Organizers say this year’s ISC West attracted over a thousand solutions providers and more than 30,000 security industry professionals. Attendees were treated to keynote speakers like the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Security Division director Dr. Douglas Maughan, exhibits like the Emerging…

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