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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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Enterprise Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Enterprise Biometrics Month: The Roundup

As the biometrics revolution has continued to accelerate over the last several years, the enterprise sector has proven to be one of the ripest areas of adoption. Businesses and other organizations have always had particular security needs, and in the past these have been met with solutions like office keys and security guards. But as…

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Enterprise Biometrics Month: The Great Convergence in Enterprise Security

Enterprise Biometrics Month: The Great Convergence in Enterprise Security

All kinds of organizations require physical security systems, from insurance firms protecting customers’ sensitive files to engineering companies guarding against industrial espionage. So as with any other area where human guards and alarm systems have been cornerstones of the traditional security architecture, the emergence of sophisticated biometric technologies has started to shake things up in…

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UPDATED: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at ISC West 2019

UPDATED: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at ISC West 2019

FindBiometrics is reporting live from Las Vegas this week, where the biometrics industry has descended on the largest converged security trade show in the Americas: ISC West. As the conference’s biometrics media partner, we are proud to bring you the big product announcements and expert discussions straight from one of the most important identity industry…

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Enterprise Biometrics Month: New Frontiers in Enterprise Security

Enterprise Biometrics Month: New Frontiers in Enterprise Security

Biometric technologies tended to be seen in the past as hi-tech tools for use by military and law enforcement agencies, but the biometrics boom of the last couple of decades has seen a proliferation of such technologies in additional areas, with the enterprise sector being one of the most important. The massive wave of digitization…

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Enterprise Biometrics Month: Passwords go into Retirement

Enterprise Biometrics Month: Passwords go into Retirement

There are a lot of moving parts to a business, and prime among them is the people who work there. So it’s no wonder that the enterprise sector has become one of the most active segments of the global biometrics market over the last several years. Identity management has always been a critical component of…

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Healthcare Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Healthcare Biometrics Month: The Roundup

With the mobile biometrics revolution now having been underway for about half a decade, it’s high time that a similar revolution should come to healthcare. And it is coming: Biometric technologies are starting to have a major impact on a range of areas in this sector, from EPCS to patient identification and even medical diagnosis.…

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UPDATED: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at Mobile World Congress

UPDATED: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at Mobile World Congress

FindBiometrics is reporting live from Mobile World Congress Barcelona, where identity, connectivity and innovation are converging. With biometric access at the front door and next generation intelligent identity solutions on the floor, this year’s MWC is painting a picture of just how integral strong authentication and mobile ID has become to the larger mobile landscape.…

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Healthcare Biometrics Month: AI-Driven Diagnosis

Healthcare Biometrics Month: AI-Driven Diagnosis

At its heart, healthcare has traditionally revolved around just a couple of basic practices: Looking for signs of illness in a patient, and listening to what the patient has to say about their symptoms. But these are by no means simple undertakings. A wide range of symptoms can be difficult to detect accurately, and can…

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Samsung Bets Big On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech in Galaxy S10

Samsung Bets Big On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech in Galaxy S10

The cat is out of the bag, and the fingerprint sensor is under the display in Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10. In officially announcing the new device this week, just ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung was keen to emphasize the all-around technical prowess of the S10, but the…

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BRIEF: Cutting-Edge IT at HIMSS 2019

BRIEF: Cutting-Edge IT at HIMSS 2019

The healthcare sector represents a byzantine industry with a complex set of technological needs. Accordingly, it’s an area in which biometric technology offers some compelling applications, and is starting to make some serious inroads. It’s no wonder, then, that such technologies showed a stronger presence than ever at this year’s healthcare IT-focused HIMSS conference in…

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Healthcare Biometrics Month: Empowering Patient ID

Healthcare Biometrics Month: Empowering Patient ID

Biometric identification and authentication technologies offer a wide range of potential uses, and thanks to their reliability and ease of use in verifying identity, they have been notably embraced by the financial services sector and government authorities. But there’s another vertical market where such biometric technologies can prove particularly impactful: Healthcare. High Stakes A key…

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Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, pt. 2

Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, pt. 2

The 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review survey and analysis is complete. Through our month-long analysis of the survey results via featured articles, interviews and the inaugural Mobile ID World podcast, the stage has been set for 2019 in terms of what trends we can expect to carry though the coming months. But the festivities aren’t…

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