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San Francisco’s Facial Recognition Ban Should Be Repealed: IBIA

San Francisco’s Facial Recognition Ban Should Be Repealed: IBIA

“The IBIA is not alone in taking issue with the ban; after the legislation passed its Board vote, an advocacy group called Stop Crime SF issued a statement insisting that the ban could have been a moratorium, since facial recognition technology shows considerable potential as a crime-fighting tool. “ The International Biometrics + Identity Association…

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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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Interview: Pat Patel on the Five Stories Powering Money20/20 Europe 2019 [AUDIO]

Interview: Pat Patel on the Five Stories Powering Money20/20 Europe 2019 [AUDIO]

Money20/20 Europe is only weeks away, and before we pack our bags and head to Amsterdam to report live on the conference’s biometrics and digital identity news, we caught up with the event’s coordinator: Pat Patel, Content Director for Europe and Asia at Money20/20. In his audio interview with Peter O’Neill, President, FindBiometrics, Patel lays…

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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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Interview: IDEX Biometrics CEO Stan Swearingen on Asia’s Biometric Payment Cards Market

Interview: IDEX Biometrics CEO Stan Swearingen on Asia’s Biometric Payment Cards Market

The biometric payment cards market is coming to fruition after a period of accelerated innovation, and the Asian region is providing a fascinating case study for industry watchers. That’s why FindBiometrics Managing Editor Peter Counter recently spoke with Stan Swearingen, CEO of IDEX Biometrics, a pioneer in fingerprint-powered next generation smart cards. The conversation focuses…

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Full-Screen Fingerprint Scanning is Next Phase in Mobile Biometrics: Precise CEO

Full-Screen Fingerprint Scanning is Next Phase in Mobile Biometrics: Precise CEO

“Its new Precise YOUNiQ solution, which combines fingerprint, facial, and behavioral recognition with geodata, is also an area of intensifying focus, with Precise Biometrics aiming for commercialization in 2020.” Full-screen fingerprint scanning could be the next big thing in mobile biometrics, according to comments from Precise Biometrics‘ CEO in the company’s latest quarterly update. “The…

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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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CBP Enhances Border Screening Capabilities with Integrated Biometrics Tech

CBP Enhances Border Screening Capabilities with Integrated Biometrics Tech

“Our biometric scanners have become the standard for governments around the globe and are now deployed in more than fifty nations on six continents.” – Stephen Thies, CEO, Integrated Biometrics Seeking to enhance its biometric border control capabilities, the US Customs and Border Protection agency has opted to deploy fingerprint scanner devices from Integrated Biometrics.…

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UNHCR Highlights Benefits of Biometric ID in Latest Rohingya Update

UNHCR Highlights Benefits of Biometric ID in Latest Rohingya Update

Officials with the United Nations refugee agency continue to promote the benefits of biometric registration as they call for continuing attention to Bangladesh’s Rohingya muslim refugees. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since genocidal attacks against their people began in 2017, making them one of the world’s biggest refugee populations.…

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Interview: VBG CEO Pete Soufleris Discusses Hot Topics in Voice Biometrics

Interview: VBG CEO Pete Soufleris Discusses Hot Topics in Voice Biometrics

The mobile biometrics revolution of the last several years has helped to drive excitement about a number of modalities, with voice being one of the most prominent. Voice has emerged as a key user interface on smartphones thanks to virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri, and on smart home devices via platforms like Amazon’s Alexa. People…

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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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INTERVIEW: Ned Hayes, General Manager, SureID, on Fingerprint Biometrics and the Human Element of Identity

INTERVIEW: Ned Hayes, General Manager, SureID, on Fingerprint Biometrics and the Human Element of Identity

FindBiometrics Director of Digital Content, Susan Stover, spoke with Ned Hayes, General Manager of Sure ID. Their discussion starts on the topic of SureID’s decades-long history in access management and identity, and its recent “re-start up”, before delving into the aspects of its biometric technology that differentiate it in the fingerprint recognition market. Hayes also…

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