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No Summer Slowdown in the Biometrics Business – This Week’s Top Stories

No Summer Slowdown in the Biometrics Business – This Week’s Top Stories

It’s the middle of summer, but if this week’s most popular articles from FindBiometrics offer any indication, the biometrics industry continues to see considerable activity across multiple fronts. In the enterprise sector, for example, this week brought news of a new phone-driven employee sign-on solution, while an interview with the CEO of BioConnect delved into…

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Hot Trends Make Appearances in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories

Hot Trends Make Appearances in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories

It has been another busy week in the varied world of biometrics, with the week’s top stories covering a range of modalities and applications. That having been said, two of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles speak to the persistent popularity of one salient trend in particular – the emergence of the biometric payment cards market: IDEX…

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BRIEF: Biometrics Industry Wheelings and Dealings

BRIEF: Biometrics Industry Wheelings and Dealings

The biometrics industry is perhaps one of the most active markets in the world, with a constant stream of activity pertaining to strategic alliances, technological integrations, product launches, and more. And this momentum can sometimes be seen on the highest level of corporate activity – mergers, acquisitions, executive appointments, and corporate restructuring. There has been…

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BRIEF: Breaking Down the Biometrics Market Boom

BRIEF: Breaking Down the Biometrics Market Boom

The biometrics market has been booming for years now, having kicked into a high gear as demand for enhanced security technologies ramped up in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and further accelerated when Apple blazed a trail for biometrics in the consumer tech sector with its first fingerprint-scanning iPhone in 2013. What’s remarkable is…

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This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories: Fingerprint Tech, ATMs & e-Passports

This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories: Fingerprint Tech, ATMs & e-Passports

It’s another varied assortment of topics and themes in this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories. And it begins with a bit of international flavor, with FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill having reported live from one of the year’s biggest trade shows in Africa, and a major fingerprint biometrics specialist checking in on its new office…

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The Identity and Biometrics Experts Speak at ID4Africa | Audio Interview Roundup

The Identity and Biometrics Experts Speak at ID4Africa | Audio Interview Roundup

ID4Africa is underway in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week, and FindBiometrics is there reporting live. Now in its fifth year, the ID4Africa conference is an ID-4-All movement engineered to promote identity as a human right across all African nations. Bringing together governments, agencies and representatives of the private sector, the event celebrates a collaborative spirit in…

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Fingerprint Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories

Fingerprint Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories

This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories finds another diverse lineup in terms of topics. But there is one modality that pops up among this week’s most popular articles more than any other – fingerprint biometrics. Three of this week’s top five revolve around fingerprint scanning. IDEX got some time in the spotlight with a…

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You Can Listen to This Week’s Top Biometrics News

You Can Listen to This Week’s Top Biometrics News

This week saw one of the industry’s most important events in Money20/20 Europe, with biometrics and other authentication technologies playing an ever-growing role in the world of financial services. And it seems that a lot of people didn’t have time to do much reading: The most popular posts on FindBiometrics this week were all interviews.…

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[UPDATED] The Biometrics Industry Speaks at Money20/20 Europe 2019

[UPDATED] The Biometrics Industry Speaks at Money20/20 Europe 2019

FindBiometrics is reporting live from Europe’s biggest financial industry conference, bringing you audio interviews with biometrics thought leaders. Money20/20 Europe kicked off Monday at Amsterdam’s RAI Convention Centre, and FindBiometrics was there to report on the festivities. The financial industry event, which this year boasts over 70 hours of content featuring more than 350 speakers,…

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Mobile Biometrics Remains Paramount in This Week’s Top Stories

Mobile Biometrics Remains Paramount in This Week’s Top Stories

This week’s batch of top stories from FindBiometrics is about as varied as they come, spanning acquisitions, iPhones, executive changes, and more. Nevertheless, it’s still possible to discern a couple of themes, with a major through-line being the ongoing importance of mobile biometrics. Apple is responsible to a considerable extent for having launched this booming…

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On-Device Biometrics Month: The Roundup

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Roundup

There was a time – and it wasn’t so long ago – when biometric authentication was an extremely niche area of technological research and security. Indeed, until recently, the idea of scanning a fingerprint or face or eye for identification was often placed in the realm of science fiction, so far as pop culture has…

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BRIEF: The Legislative Pushback Against Biometric Facial Recognition

BRIEF: The Legislative Pushback Against Biometric Facial Recognition

Apple’s introduction of the face-scanning Face ID system in 2017’s iPhone X went a long way in helping to make facial recognition for authentication a mainstream technology among consumers. But it was Amazon that really made facial recognition for large-scale public identification explode into the national discourse as an ethical issue, after an ACLU report…

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This Week’s Top Stories Look to the Biometric Future

This Week’s Top Stories Look to the Biometric Future

This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ most popular biometrics news articles finds a very forward-looking assortment. Three of our top five articles looked forward to anticipated biometric trends, while a fourth assessed an ongoing growth trend for the most important standards program in the authentication industry. Back to those anticipated trends, though: Two of this week’s…

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Brief: Mobility Rules This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories

Brief: Mobility Rules This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories

The mobile sector has been an increasingly prominent one in the larger biometrics market since the Apple’s game-changing launch of Touch ID back in 2013, and with new innovations like Face ID and in-display fingerprint scanning, it shows no signs of slowing down. So it’s no wonder that FindBiometrics’ roundup of this week’s top biometrics…

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On-Device Biometrics Month: The Next Wave in Payments

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Next Wave in Payments

As we’ve seen in our Primer and our look at the FIDO Alliance for On-Device Biometrics Month, there’s a wide range of areas in which the on-device approach to biometric data and authentication can be usefully applied. But one of the most important of these application areas is only just starting to come into view,…

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On-Device Biometrics Month: The Rise of FIDO

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Rise of FIDO

As we suggested in our Primer for On-Device Biometrics Month, a lot of companies have embraced the idea of performing biometric authentication entirely on a user’s device, and making sure the user’s data stays there. But in this particular area of digital security, there may be no more important organization than the FIDO Alliance. Founded…

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On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

‘On-device biometrics’ is probably one of the most important concepts in today’s digital security landscape, yet it’s also an idea that is not widely understood by everyday users. It refers to a question that a lot of people don’t even think of – where does my biometric data go when it’s scanned? It’s a crucial…

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