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News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics, Law and Borders

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics, Law and Borders

This week at FindBiometrics we brought Mobile Month to a close with a roundup of March’s feature article festivities. The industry news section continued to be filled with mobile biometric news though, as we also reported on new developments in access control, the state of the global markets and identity management deployments in law enforcement…

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Mobile Month: The Roundup

Mobile Month: The Roundup

March has been Mobile Month here at FindBiometrics, and it’s time to bring the celebration of strong mobile authentication to a close with a look back on everything we examined in the world of smartphones, tablets, wearables and the Internet of Things. Here is what we got up to in Mobile Month at FindBiometrics: Mobile…

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Feds Use Facial Recognition to Nab ‘Deceased’ Fraudster

Feds Use Facial Recognition to Nab ‘Deceased’ Fraudster

Federal investigators used facial recognition software to catch a fraudster who’d faked his own death, according to a Jacksonville.com article by Steve Patterson. The biometric technology was used to analyze a photo the man used in a fraudulent passport application under an assumed name, and matched it to a passport photo under his own name…

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Interview: Duane Blackburn Co-Chair, GIS Planning Committee

Interview: Duane Blackburn Co-Chair, GIS Planning Committee

Interview with Duane Blackburn, S&T Policy Analyst, the MITRE Corporation, Co-Chair, Global Identity Summit Planning Committee Duane Blackburn, MITRE Corporation’s Science and Technology Policy Analyst, is a co-chair of the Global Identity Summit (GIS) Planning Committee. GIS stands as the largest global biometrics industry gathering in the world, held annually in Tampa, Florida. Last year, Blackburn kicked off…

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Whitepaper: How Voice Recognition Fits With mCommerce

Whitepaper: How Voice Recognition Fits With mCommerce

Voice biometrics company AGNITiO has published a whitepaper titled Voice Biometrics: Balancing Security, Usability and Privacy for User Authentication In Banking Applications and Mobile Payments. The document, as stated in the title, addresses the growing demand for strong user authentication in banking in mCommerce, as well as the major obstacles in those areas of application…

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News Roundup: Mobility, Biometrics, Controversy

News Roundup: Mobility, Biometrics, Controversy

This week at FindBiometrics we continued Mobile Month with a look at five major applications of biometric technology in mobility. Meanwhile the industry news was filled with facial recognition, controversy, new releases and some exciting solutions we’ll be seeing very soon. Here is how the past week shaped up in identity management: Mobility Matters Mobile…

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Google FaceNet Boasts Perfect Matching

Google FaceNet Boasts Perfect Matching

Google has unveiled a new facial recognition system that it claims is the most advanced ever made, according to a Fortune article by Derrick Harris. Called FaceNet, the system was revealed in a new paper published by Google’s three-person research team. According to the Google researchers, when tested on Labeled Faces in the Wild, a…

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Cognitec Unveils Real Time Face Detection Camera

Cognitec Unveils Real Time Face Detection Camera

Germany-based facial recognition technology developer Cognitec has unveiled a new video camera featuring a built-in facial recognition system. The FaceVACS-VideoScan C5 camera is an IP video camera that offers high image quality over low bandwidth. The video camera’s face biometrics technology employs gapless, real-time face detection and tracking, and produces lossless video streams for each…

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Windows 10 Features Built-In Biometrics System

Windows 10 Features Built-In Biometrics System

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be launched this summer, and will feature built-in biometric capabilities. The announcement was made at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit by Windows executive VP Terry Myerson. The biometric technology will be offered via Windows Hello, a biometric platform built in to Windows 10 that features fingerprint,…

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Mobile Month: 5 Unique Mobile Biometric Applications

Mobile Month: 5 Unique Mobile Biometric Applications

March is Mobile Month here at FindBiometrics and we’ve already seen a great number of news items surface that are shaping the future of strong mobile identity. With this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) featuring more biometric solutions than ever before, new innovations from Apple and an encouraging amount of talk out of SXSW in…

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Apple Biometrics Patents Published

Apple Biometrics Patents Published

The US Patent and Trademark Office has published a number of patents related to the biometric technology used in Apple devices, reports Jack Purcher on Patently Apple. The patents mostly relate to TouchID and Apple Pay. One of the biometrics patents, entitled “Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulating User Interfaces based on Fingerprint…

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Alipay to Use Facial Recognition Biometrics

Alipay to Use Facial Recognition Biometrics

Alipay is going to use facial recognition to authenticate users for mobile payments, reports IDG’s Michael Kan in a PCWorld article. The announcement came by way of Jack Ma, the CEO of Alipay’s parent company Alibaba, who provided a few details in a speech at the Cebit trade fair in Germany. Ma explained the development…

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News Roundup: Irises and Access Control

News Roundup: Irises and Access Control

This week at FindBiometrics the industry news was dominated by iris recognition and access control. In addition to those topics though, we heard about behavioral biometrics, law enforcement and border control. Here are the top biometrics industry news stories from the past week. Iris Biometrics A new report from TechNavio is painting a bright future…

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Mobile Month: The Mobile Biometric Modalities

Mobile Month: The Mobile Biometric Modalities

Last week, to kick off Mobile Month here at FindBiometrics we brought you coverage of Mobile World Congress straight from Barcelona with our sister site Mobile ID World. The event was more focused on digital identity than ever before, with keynotes on the importance of strong authentication in an increasingly connected world and an unprecedented…

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Suprema Unveils Web-Based IP Access Control Platform

Suprema Unveils Web-Based IP Access Control Platform

South Korean biometric and security technology company Suprema has unveiled a new IP access control system. Called BioStar 2, the platform is web-based, with an eye to ease of use and the ability to seamlessly integrate with Suprema’s biometric solutions. BioStar 2 sports a revamped user interface, and the company says that only a few clicks…

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IriTech’s Biometric Scanner Bolsters Aadhaar Authentication

IriTech’s Biometric Scanner Bolsters Aadhaar Authentication

A recent  launching event of a biometric iris scanning facility for pension distribution in Andra Pradesh, India, saw Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu demonstrating the IriShield USB MK120U from IriTech. Manufactured by IriTech, which is based in the United States, and made available in Andra Pradesh through the company’s Indian partner Biometronic Technology, the IriShield…

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Facial Recognition Deployed at St. Louis High School

Facial Recognition Deployed at St. Louis High School

Facial recognition cameras have been installed at several entrances of St. Mary’s High School in St. Louis for security reasons. According to an article by Christine Byers for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the biometric system is being used in an access control capacity and has the ability to notify staff if unauthorized personnel are on…

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Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobile World Congress Goes Biometric

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobile World Congress Goes Biometric

This week all eyes were turned to Barcelona, Spain, for Mobile World Congress 2015, which featured more biometrics technology than ever before. With MWC throwing its weight behind digital identity there is no better time to take an indepth look at biometrics in mobile applications. That being the case, we kicked off Mobile Month at…

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Biometric Wearable Called The Future of Payment

Biometric Wearable Called The Future of Payment

Yesterday during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Jeremy Bornstein, head of payments innovation at Royal Bank of Canada, took the stage during a panel titled “Navigating The Mobile Contactless Payments Landscape” and proclaimed that biometric wearables are the future of mCommerce. “This one pictured is Nymi,” said Bornstein, showing a slide of the Nymi wristband,…

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New Cornea-Scanning Tech Could be Spoof-Proof

New Cornea-Scanning Tech Could be Spoof-Proof

A Sydney-based entrepreneur is developing a cornea-based biometric authentication system, according to an article by Beverley Head in The Sydney Morning Herald. Stephen Mason, an optometrist by trade, took a $450,000 loan from Perth-based mining company Nemex Resources, to develop prototypes under his own startup, Wavefront Biometric Technologies. Mason believes the technology he is developing…

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