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Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Time Tracking, Mobility and Money

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Time Tracking, Mobility and Money

This week  at FindBiometrics we reported on time and attendance applications, new biometric deployments in finance, developments in the mobile markets and more from a wide range of modalities and regions. Here are the top Industry News stories from the past week. Finance One of the biggest news items of the year was the announcement…

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Iris Biometrics in Healthcare, Fingerprints For Physical Access and The Practicality of Mobile Full Body Biometric Gaming – findBIOMETRICS Industry News Roundup: December 2-6

Iris Biometrics in Healthcare, Fingerprints For Physical Access and The Practicality of Mobile Full Body Biometric Gaming – findBIOMETRICS Industry News Roundup: December 2-6

December 8, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter      The week began with the launch of Zwipe Access biometric card: a portable contactless security device designed to enable high levels of security for access control. This is allowed by the inclusion of a touch sensor courtesy of Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC). Possibly the most…

Enter Apple, Exit PINs – The Week In Biometrics (September 9-13)

September 13, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter In a week that saw Apple finally announce what the world of biometrics has been waiting to hear since it acquired AuthenTec and with it all of those shiny fingerprint patents – that the iPhone 5S will be doing away with PINs in favor of a fingerprint…

Mobility Rules: findBIOMETRICS and Mobile ID World Roundup For September 2-6

September 7, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter The last half of the Summer in biometrics has been all about mobility, and the first week of September, as we see the approach of a big Apple announcement, the Biometrics Consortium Conference and Biometrics UnPlugged, was no different. Because the authentication and authorization industries have been…

Seriously Fun Authentication: The Advent of Biometric Gaming

August 21, 2013 – by Peter B.Counter An iPhone with a fingerprint sensor in its home button: this is the mental image quickly becoming the most associated with the term “consumer biometrics.” The immensely popular Apple handheld device is rumored to be protected by a fingerprint, the very piece of the user that interfaces with…

Rumors Versus Fingerprints, Iris Scanning Versus College Students and Smart Cards For South Africa: Biometrics News Round-Up August 12-16

August 16 – by Peter B. Counter This week fingerprint biometrics solutions took the industry news spotlight as a slew of second quarter financial results collided with mobile security speculations. Eyeballs, not to be outdone, received some endorsements, and smart card identification documents are starting to replace old paper IDs in South Africa. Here is…

The Power of a Rumor: iPhone 5S Gossip Is Great For Fingerprint Biometrics

August 14, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter The rumors are persistent, and the closer the expected September iPhone 5S announcement gets, the more likely it seems that the next generation of Apple’s popular smartphone will be protected by a biometric fingerprint sensor. Two weeks ago, immediately after the new iOS dev kit was sent…

The Future of Palm Reading: Fujitsu Continues To Champion Palm Vein Biometrics

August 06, 2013 – By Peter B. Counter Palm-based biometric authentication, otherwise known as vascular recognition, despite all of the factors pushing in its favor, is not the kind of scanning you see in your everyday identity solution. When it comes down to brass tacks, the demand for iris and fingerprint scanners tends to outshine…

Is Samsung Developing Fingerprint Scanning Technology For Future Galaxy Smartphones?

By Vijaykumar Meti on May 24, 2013 5:54 AM EDT, International Digital Times Future Galaxy Smartphones? Samsung and Apple are in a race for testing biometric technology for its upcoming Galaxy and iPhone respectively. (Photo: SamMobile) It seems Samsung is following its rival Apple for developing fingerprint scanning technology. Both Samsung and Apple are in a race…

India’s Biometric IDs Put Its Poorest on the Map

By Clive Crook, Bloomberg, Apr 23, 2013 6:02 PM ET:  People who grew up in Britain in the 1960s will remember a television program that built a cult following: “The Prisoner.” It was about an oddly luxurious detention camp — a kind of Guantanamo Bay by Four Seasons, spa services and brainwashing included. Even if…

e-signatures Are Lawful Identification and Evidence, Says LAWtrust

BIZCOMMUNITY.com, Legal news, 4 Apr 2013:  LAWtrust, the Authenticated Service Provider, says there is a great deal more behind electronic signatures (including advanced electronic signatures) than mere aesthetic quality – legally this information is considered evidence and can be of huge significance in business. There is evidently more to electronic signatures than a business reducing…

Apple’s Rumored iPhone 5s Could Jump Start Mobile Payments

FORBES – Christopher Versace, Contributor According to the U.S. Census Bureau, consumers spent an estimated $2.4 trillion on their credit cards in 2012. That’s a fertile market that is in the cross hairs of the growing mobile payment industry. Fueling that is the continued growth in the global smartphone base, particularly among Gen Z (18-23 year…

SSA Marine and its Integrator, TRL Systems Raise the Bar on Port Security with 3M Cogent’s MiY Outdoor Biometric Access Control Reader

SSA Marine, the company that manages the Port of Long Beach in Southern California, was having difficulty finding a security card reader to meet security requirements of TSA’s Transportation Worker Identification Card standard. The Port of Long Beach is the second-busiest seaport in the United States and a leading gateway for trade with Asia. It…

Smart Phone Meets AC-F100

Your access control installation can now be simply and securely controlled by a device that fits into the palm of one’s hand – a smart phone. With the launch of the revolutionary AC-F100 in December 2012, the whole concept of access control via a smart phone device has changed. The AC-F100 beta has enjoyed much…

Genetic Identity can be Inferred via Internet Search

Researchers at MIT have discovered that the identity of a person donating their DNA sequence anonymously for research purposes may be revealed using only information that is publicly available on the Internet, according to a new paper published in Science. By cross-referencing genome sequencing data that is posted online with public genealogy data, the identity…

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