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Frost & Sullivan Predicts Public Sector Will Drive  APAC Biometrics Market

Frost & Sullivan Predicts Public Sector Will Drive APAC Biometrics Market

“The rising instances of identity thefts and cyber crimes are boosting the adoption of multifactor authentication and multimodal technology systems.” Frost and Sullivan is predicting that the expansion of national ID programs will fuel the demand for biometric technology in the Asia-Pacific region over the next few years. In its report, the research firm noted…

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Telos ID Gets FINRA Certification for Biometric Background Checks

Telos ID Gets FINRA Certification for Biometric Background Checks

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has certified Telos ID as an official vendor of FINRA’s Electronic Fingerprint Submission (EFS) program. In announcing the news, Telos ID noted that the Security Exchange Act of 1934 requires the fingerprinting of every member and employee of a national securities exchange, and that Telos ID is now able…

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Suprema President Responds to Hack of Biometric Database

Suprema President Responds to Hack of Biometric Database

“The investigation is ongoing, and Suprema has committed to working with relevant regulators and other authorities, and to contacting affected parties with further information as it is found.” Suprema has formally responded to the alleged security vulnerabilities discovered in its BioStar 2 access control system, acknowledging that unauthorized security researchers were able to access sensitive…

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Tascent Posts Top Score in DHS Biometric Technology Rally

Tascent Posts Top Score in DHS Biometric Technology Rally

Tascent’s InSight Face cooperative facial recognition solution has bested its competitors in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) second annual Biometric Technology Rally. The Rally measured 14 biometric capture products in a test designed to mimic high-traffic environments like airports or other travel hubs. During the test, subjects were asked to move through an eight-foot…

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Bernie Sanders Proposes Ban on Police Use of Facial Recognition Tech

Bernie Sanders Proposes Ban on Police Use of Facial Recognition Tech

“Police use of facial recognition software is the latest example of Orwellian technology that violates our privacy and civil liberties under the guise of public safety and it must stop.” Bernie Sanders has made facial recognition an important component of his campaign platform, calling for a complete ban on the police use of the technology.…

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DISA Shares Details About Assured Identity Platform

DISA Shares Details About Assured Identity Platform

The US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has shared more information about the new forms of biometric authentication it has been designing for military smartphones. The project was undertaken because the fingerprint and facial authentication tech found in most consumer devices was not as useful to soldiers who may be wearing gloves or masks while…

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UK Commissioner Investigates Use of Biometric Surveillance in London

UK Commissioner Investigates Use of Biometric Surveillance in London

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched an investigation into the use of facial recognition surveillance technology in the Granary Square development. Located near King’s Cross station in central London, the development consists of 50 separate buildings spread across 67 acres of land in the middle of the city. The British privacy watchdog opened…

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Government Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Government Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Government biometrics appears to be the theme of the week in FindBiometrics’ latest roundup of top stories. More specifically, three of this week’s top five concern government agencies’ use of biometric technology to identify individuals in their charge. Perhaps the biggest story of these concerned a new draft Request for Quote from the US Customs…

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BSP Ramps Up Production of Biometric IDs in the Philippines

BSP Ramps Up Production of Biometric IDs in the Philippines

“The national IDs will increase financial inclusion, allowing people with no other form of official ID to open bank accounts and conduct transactions…” The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expects to print 23 million biometric IDs in the Philippines in 2020. In addition to a photo, the new IDs will contain fingerprint and iris biometrics…

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Face and Fingerprint Tech Dominated This Week’s Top Biometrics News

Face and Fingerprint Tech Dominated This Week’s Top Biometrics News

This week’s most popular biometrics news articles on FindBiometrics once again covered a pretty broad range of topics, but as is often the case, it’s possible to discern one or two trends in all the industry activity. Face biometrics, for example, enjoyed a particularly high profile this week. Researchers announced a cutting-edge new face scanning…

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ZenGo is First Ever Crypto Wallet with Biometric Account Recovery from FaceTec

ZenGo is First Ever Crypto Wallet with Biometric Account Recovery from FaceTec

“The lion’s share of credit for this achievement goes to FaceTec, which provided the ZoOm authentication software used by ZenGo.” Toward the end of June, cryptocurrency wallet provider ZenGo challenged its users — and any other interested hackers, really — to try to break into its wallet, offering a reward of one Bitcoin. And with…

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Interview: COO Hof Retief on BioRugged’s Ambitious Expansion Plans

Interview: COO Hof Retief on BioRugged’s Ambitious Expansion Plans

Founded in 2012, BioRugged has quickly established itself as a leading provider of heavy-duty biometric devices that can be used in a wide range of environments. The company’s newest devices, the BioWolf 60 and BioWolf 60P, the Ruggbo 20R, and the Mark 3 Biometric Enrollment and Verification Kit, have further elevated BioRugged’s profile as the…

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ImageWare Launches Selfie-based Anti-spoofing Solution

ImageWare Launches Selfie-based Anti-spoofing Solution

“It’s a frictionless selfie authentication solution, with no requirement of special actions from the user like blinking or smiling; and it’s designed to perform its anti-spoofing analysis entirely on a remote server, eliminating the need to install bulky AI software on the user’s smartphone.” ImageWare has announced a new liveness detection solution for its portfolio…

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OrangeHook-Kologik Merger to See Biometric Patient ID Focus

OrangeHook-Kologik Merger to See Biometric Patient ID Focus

Healthcare-focused identification and authentication specialist OrangeHook has entered into a non-binding merger agreement with public safety applications provider Kologik, with biometric patient identification to be a key focal point going forward. The companies have not disclosed the terms of the agreement, but have signed a Letter of Intent and appear enthusiastic about potential synergies of…

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Biometrics Market to Reach $11.1B by 2023: Frost & Sullivan

Biometrics Market to Reach $11.1B by 2023: Frost & Sullivan

Changing consumer demands and the emergence of the Internet of Things are helping to propel the global biometrics market, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. The firm says that the market is currently valued at $4.6 billion, and that it’s poised to rise to $11.1 billion by 2023, with a compound annual…

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BioRugged on the Ascent with New Products and Staff

BioRugged on the Ascent with New Products and Staff

BioRugged is on a roll this year, and is celebrating its growth and a pair of new product launches in its latest quarterly newsletter. The devices in question include the BioWolf 60 and the BioWolf 60P – the latest entries in its lineup of IP65-rated 4/4/2 slap scan tablets. Building on the success of previous…

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No Summer Slowdown in the Biometrics Business – This Week’s Top Stories

No Summer Slowdown in the Biometrics Business – This Week’s Top Stories

It’s the middle of summer, but if this week’s most popular articles from FindBiometrics offer any indication, the biometrics industry continues to see considerable activity across multiple fronts. In the enterprise sector, for example, this week brought news of a new phone-driven employee sign-on solution, while an interview with the CEO of BioConnect delved into…

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