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What The Death of Touch ID Means for Mobile Biometrics

What The Death of Touch ID Means for Mobile Biometrics

Ever since Apple introduced the world to its Face ID facial recognition system with the launch of its iPhone X last autumn, there have been rumors and speculation that Face ID would quickly become Apple’s primary biometric authentication system, at least on the iPhone. And last week, Apple confirmed those rumors, unveiling three new iPhones,…

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BRIEF: The Growth of Consumer-Facing Biometrics

BRIEF: The Growth of Consumer-Facing Biometrics

The biometrics industry has seen explosive growth over the last several years, thanks in large part to advancements in technology and a growing awareness of the need for sophisticated biometric security in the years since 9/11. Government has therefore been a key driver of the market, across a wide range of sectors and applications. But…

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Government Biometrics Month 2018: The Ascent of Biometric Border Control

Government Biometrics Month 2018: The Ascent of Biometric Border Control

Biometric border control is not a new concept. At its most basic level, in fact, border control has always been biometric, with authorities comparing travelers’ faces to the images in their passports and other identity documents. That work was done by humans, of course, but the technological sophistication that has been attained in the field…

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Government Biometrics Month: The Primer

Government Biometrics Month: The Primer

The government sector has long been a key driver – if not the key driver – of the biometrics market. But with biometric technologies having advanced by leaps and bounds over the last few years, the applications and deployments that are taking place now are more exciting than ever. This is all going to get…

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BRIEF: The Flip Side of the Biometric Facial Recognition Debate

BRIEF: The Flip Side of the Biometric Facial Recognition Debate

Facial recognition has been a hot topic for a long time now. But with technological advances now pushing the technology into the public sphere more than ever, it has started to attract even more heat in the form of controversy. Police use of the technology in particular has become the subject of a contentious debate…

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How IDEX is Reinventing the Credit Card

How IDEX is Reinventing the Credit Card

The Next Step in FinTech The credit card is being reinvented, and plastic is going to make a comeback in the ongoing payments race. Thanks to the rise in mobile biometrics, FinTech has been an exciting space since the successful launch of Apple Pay in 2014. In fact, the most recent market research on the…

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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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