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Vancouver Gets World’s First Biometric Opioid Vending Machine

Vancouver Gets World’s First Biometric Opioid Vending Machine

As part of the MySafe Project, the City of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is the site of the world’s first biometric opioid vending machine deployment. The MySafe Project is an initiative implemented as a response to an opioid crisis that has led to more than 5,000 deaths since 2016, when a public health emergency was declared…

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European Union Considers Temporary Ban on Facial Recognition

European Union Considers Temporary Ban on Facial Recognition

The European Union is reportedly considering a temporary ban on the public use of facial recognition technology. The news comes courtesy of a leaked draft of a European Commission white paper, the final version of which is set to be published in February. If the report proves to be accurate, the proposed legislation would completely…

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Apple at Centre of Fight to Unlock Pensacola Shooter’s iPhone

Apple at Centre of Fight to Unlock Pensacola Shooter’s iPhone

Apple is once again at the centre of a privacy debate over requests for the tech giant to unlock the iPhones of the shooter in a recent tragedy at a naval air base in Pensacola, Florida. The situation Apple finds itself in is similar to the one in the aftermath of the 2015 San Berbardino…

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CBP Expands Facial Recognition Screening Program for Global Entry Travelers

CBP Expands Facial Recognition Screening Program for Global Entry Travelers

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) has announced an expansion of its facial recognition screening program for its optional Global Entry program. The CBP has been behind a rollout of facial recognition systems at a number of ports of entry across the country over recent months, including deployments at international airports. The…

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Year in Review: When Do We Think Biometrics Will Replace the Password?

Year in Review: When Do We Think Biometrics Will Replace the Password?

The annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey always delivers a number of interesting and sometimes complicated insights into how the biometrics industry sees itself, but one of the simplest and most interesting of its findings comes from the question about when biometrics will finally kill off the password. For the 2019 edition of the survey,…

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Zwipe Schedules First North Listing for End of January

Zwipe Schedules First North Listing for End of January

Zwipe will soon be listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market (First North) in Stockholm. The company’s shares are already available on the Merkur Market at Oslo Børs, and are expected to remain on both stock exchanges for the foreseeable future. First North Zwipe trading will officially begin on Tuesday, January 28, under the…

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Year in Review: A Status Quo Surprise for the Most Exciting Biometric Modalities

Year in Review: A Status Quo Surprise for the Most Exciting Biometric Modalities

When it comes to the matter of which biometric modality was the most exciting one in 2019, the big question going into the latest edition of the annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey – to one industry watcher, at least – was whether fingerprint recognition would take back some of the spotlight that facial recognition…

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FacePhi to Preview Strong 2019 Results Next Week

FacePhi to Preview Strong 2019 Results Next Week

FacePhi is drumming up some excitement over its performance in 2019 and prospects for 2020, announcing that it will preview its 2019 fiscal results at a special investors event on January 20th. The event will take place at the Palacio de la Bolsa in Madrid, starting at 10am, and will be conducted by FacePhi CEO…

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Suprema Targets African Market with New Sales Representative

Suprema Targets African Market with New Sales Representative

Suprema ID is looking to solidify its presence in the African market after hiring Paul Kennedy as its new Sales Representative for the region. Kennedy brings more than 30 years of experience to the position, in which he will be expected to find new customers for the company’s fingerprint and identity document solutions. “My role…

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TypingDNA Lands $7 Million in Series A Funding

TypingDNA Lands $7 Million in Series A Funding

TypingDNA is maintaining its upward trajectory with $7 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Google’s AI-oriented Gradient Ventures fund, and also garnered significant contributions from GapMinder and Techstars Ventures. As the name would suggest, TypingDNA is a typing biometrics specialist that authenticates users based on their typing patterns. The company is…

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Japanese IT Firm Brings BioSig-ID Gesture Recognition to VR Payments

Japanese IT Firm Brings BioSig-ID Gesture Recognition to VR Payments

“As partners with TIS INTEC Group, one of Japan’s largest IT companies we were pleased to develop a new VR payment system using BioSig-ID’s passwordless biometrics. With this new way to authenticate identity in VR, participating companies can increase sales without leaving the VR space.” – Jeff Maynard, CEO and Founder, Biometric Signature ID A major…

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Mobile Biometrics, KYCC, and a Big Award in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Mobile Biometrics, KYCC, and a Big Award in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

2019 is about to come to a close, yet big news in the biometrics industry has continued right up to the end, as this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories illustrates. That having been said, it is a somewhat unusual one for its inclusion of two articles from the world of mobile biometrics, first reported…

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