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Face Biometrics Month: The Apple Effect and the Mainstreaming of Face Authentication

Face Biometrics Month: The Apple Effect and the Mainstreaming of Face Authentication

Fingerprint scanning is now a familiar and even mainstream concept among consumers today, thanks largely to the mobile biometrics revolution, which has seen the fingerprint sensor emerge as a standard feature on smartphones over the past several years. That trend is generally thought to have been catalyzed by Apple, which made fingerprint authentication a flagship…

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Face Biometrics Month: The Primer

Face Biometrics Month: The Primer

Of all the biometric modalities, facial recognition has become one of the most widely used and discussed in recent years. That’s why November is Face Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, in which we’ll be delivering in-depth articles and other special features dedicated to this technology. It’s a broad category though, with facial recognition deployed across a…

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Money Makes the News Go Round in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories Roundup

Money Makes the News Go Round in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories Roundup

This week saw a significant portion of the biometrics industry flock to Las Vegas for the annual Money20/20 USA financial services conference. That’s because biometric technology has played an increasingly important role in the financial services industry over the last several years; and in keeping with the trend, there was a lot of chatter about…

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Listen to the Financial Biometrics Conversations Straight From Money20/20 USA

Listen to the Financial Biometrics Conversations Straight From Money20/20 USA

FindBiometrics and our sibling site Mobile ID World are in Las Vegas this week, reporting live from Money20/20 USA – the world’s preeminent financial services and technology conference. With the finance vertical being the front-line of digital identity’s rapid evolution, since its inception Money20/20 has been ground zero for innovation in mobile ID and biometrics.…

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Financial Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Financial Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Coinciding with the biggest conference event in the financial services industry – Money20/20 USA – October was Financial Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics. Financial services has become one of the most important verticals for biometric technology in recent years, and given the dynamism of this sector, it’s worth taking a close look at recent, ongoing, and…

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Money20/20: FindBiometrics Panel Discusses Who Will Control Identity in 2025

Money20/20: FindBiometrics Panel Discusses Who Will Control Identity in 2025

All eyes are on Las Vegas this week as the biometrics and identity industries converge on Money20/20 USA, the world’s premier financial services and FinTech conference. The financial vertical has long been the front line for the rapid evolution of biometrics, and every year Money20/20 serves as the gathering place where identity industry professionals show…

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News Roundup: FindBiometrics’ Most Popular Articles

News Roundup: FindBiometrics’ Most Popular Articles

This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles once again offers a varied assortment of topics, sectors, and technologies. First up is IDEX Biometrics’ news that it is preparing to fulfill a multi-year, multimillion-dollar order of its dual-interface fingerprint sensor technology. The company has been strongly focused on the emerging area of biometric payment cards…

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Financial Biometrics Month: Payments Ditch the Wallet

Financial Biometrics Month: Payments Ditch the Wallet

Cash is getting scarce. It wasn’t so long ago that most transactions done in stores involved hard currency, but over time, dollars and bills have been increasingly displaced by debit and credit cards. Convenience is a big part of the reason, especially in countries where NFC-enabled POS terminals allow consumers to pay just by tapping…

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Consumer Tech Takes the Spotlight in This Week’s Top News Roundup

Consumer Tech Takes the Spotlight in This Week’s Top News Roundup

It’s been another busy week in biometrics, with FindBiometrics’ top articles once again spanning across a range of topics. It is a notably consumer-focused batch, however, with four of the five most-read posts chiefly concerned with tech like smartphones, security keys, and biometric payment cards. Two of the week’s top stories were concerned with the…

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Financial Biometrics Month: Mobile Revolutions in FinTech

Financial Biometrics Month: Mobile Revolutions in FinTech

The rise of the smartphone has been transformative in a number of profound ways. Just as pedestrians in the early 20th century couldn’t have imagined the preponderance of cars that would soon clog their streets, in the 21st century we’ve moved from landlines and answering machines to a smartphone in every pocket (not to mention…

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Airport Biometrics Lead This Week’s Top Stories

Airport Biometrics Lead This Week’s Top Stories

At the end of each week, FindBiometrics has been rounding up the site’s most popular posts, and reviewing them for anyone who might have missed the big news. The collection this week spans across a range of topics, from corporate restructuring to national ID to FinTech; but if there’s any trend to be found in…

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Financial Biometrics Month: The Next Big Wave in Payments

Financial Biometrics Month: The Next Big Wave in Payments

The technological areas of biometrics and smart cards have overlapped for many years now, most notably in the domain of access control, where multiple access terminals and kiosks have supported both biometric and smart card-based authentication. And smart cards with built-in biometric capabilities started to emerge several years ago, in various forms: Face Forensics, for…

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Expert Biometrics Interviews Top This Week’s Most Popular Stories

Expert Biometrics Interviews Top This Week’s Most Popular Stories

This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles is a chatty one. Two of the week’s most popular posts were interviews. One is a wide-ranging discussion with TECH5 executives and founders Machiel Van Der Harst and Rahul Parthe; and the other is an audio interview with NEC’s Benji Hutchinson, conducted on FindBiometrics’ ID Talk podcast:…

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India, Aware, and More in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories Roundup

India, Aware, and More in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories Roundup

The biometrics industry spans across a wide range of technologies and sectors, and this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top news stories runs the gamut. First up is news about an extra-early round of funding for India-based digital identity startup Syntizen Technologies. The company didn’t disclose how much money it brought in through the funding round,…

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Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

With September coming to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of FindBiometrics’ featured coverage of Government Biometrics Month. The government sector is one of the most important components of the broader biometrics industry – indeed, it’s a driving force – so it’s always well worth taking a look at some…

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Mobile and Government Biometrics: This Week’s Top Stories

Mobile and Government Biometrics: This Week’s Top Stories

Sometimes, FindBiometrics’ most popular articles in a given week will go in all kinds of directions in terms of topic and theme, and sometimes a week will be dominated by one modality, sector, or major event. But in this week’s roundup, there’s a bit of a thematic odd couple – mobile biometrics and government biometrics.…

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Government Biometrics Month: The Importance of the Border

Government Biometrics Month: The Importance of the Border

When it comes to the government biometrics market, one growth area that’s impossible to ignore right now is biometric border control. It is simply exploding around the world, partly as a result of many governments’ increased focus on border security, and partly because of advancements in biometric technologies like facial recognition. Face-Scanning Achieves Liftoff In…

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Faces, Hands, and the Police: This Week’s Top Stories

Faces, Hands, and the Police: This Week’s Top Stories

Faces and hands dominate this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles. The former is no surprise, given the ongoing excitement around facial recognition technologies since Apple brought Face ID to the iPhone and Amazon started coming under fire for its provision of facial recognition to law enforcement authorities. This week’s top facial recognition stories…

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Government Biometrics Month: ID Goes Biometric

Government Biometrics Month: ID Goes Biometric

Of the myriad ways in which biometric technologies are transforming how the government does its work, its impact in citizen identification is one offering some of the greatest potential to change people’s lives for the better while improving government function. ID Goes Biometric In its most common application areas, the rise of biometric identification has…

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