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Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Preparing For MWC

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Preparing For MWC

This past week at FindBiometrics we brought Voice Month to a close with a look back on our February festivities. In the industry news section voice recognition was still making headlines, fingerprints (especially Touch ID) were all over the place, and mobility remained a prominent topic as eyes turn to Barcelona for next week’s Mobile…

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Voice Month: The Roundup

Voice Month: The Roundup

February has been Voice Month at FindBiometrics, a four week investigation of the modality that authenticates by listening to how we sound. All month through our featured articles, our industry news coverage and a special webinar presentation,  we have been taking a look at everything that’s special about using handsfree authentication everywhere from the car,…

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Canadian Borders Get Biometric Upgrade From Iris ID

Canadian Borders Get Biometric Upgrade From Iris ID

Today, Iris ID (formerly the Iris Technology Division of LG Electronics) and IBM announced that their collaboration has led to iris recognition biometrics being used by the Canada Border Services Agency’s NEXUS program. Thanks to the biometric integration, the travelers moving between Canada and the United States via eight international airports, 19 land border crossings and…

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Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Voice in a Multi-Modal Future

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Voice in a Multi-Modal Future

This week served as the epic climax to Voice Month at FindBiometrics, our four week investigation of voice recognition. In the industry news we also saw a great deal of diversity and innovation with major announcements, a potential new modality, some surprising uses for facial recognition and much more. Here is our look back on…

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Webinar: Voice Biometrics in a Multi-Modal Future

Webinar: Voice Biometrics in a Multi-Modal Future

As part of Voice Month here at FindBiometrics we hosted a webinar on the topic of voice biometrics in a multi-modal future. Readers who have been keeping up with the featured articles throughout February will already be familiar with voice biometric technology’s unique strengths and various applications, now it’s time to hear from the industry…

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Windows 10 Will Adhere to FIDO Specs

Windows 10 Will Adhere to FIDO Specs

Microsoft has announced that it’s embracing FIDO standards for the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. Announced in a post by Dustin Ingalls on the Windows blog, the security move will see the OS adhere to FIDO 2.0 specifications. The announcement came last week after the company participated in the United States White House Cybersecurity and…

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Voice Month: 5 Unique Applications of Voice Biometrics

Voice Month: 5 Unique Applications of Voice Biometrics

It’s week three of Voice Month here at FindBiometrics in which we are exploring the world of hands free authentication through our featured articles and upcoming webinar. If you’ve read our previous featured articles on voice biometrics, you will have likely come to the conclusion that the modality of the month is nothing if not…

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IBIA Lauds Young People For Embracing Biometrics

IBIA Lauds Young People For Embracing Biometrics

Recently, Visa Europe conducted a poll in the United Kingdom and the results drew a very positive future for biometric adoption. According to the poll, which was conducted on over 2,000 people in the UK between the ages of 16 and 24, young people (labeled by the study as Generation Z”) are comfortable replacing passwords…

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Voice Month: The Primer

Voice Month: The Primer

Welcome to Voice Month at FindBiometrics. All throughout the month of February we will be taking an in depth look at the hands free biometric modality that has everyone talking as we post featured articles on voice and present an exclusive expert webinar. There is quite a bit to talk about when we talk about voice…

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Indian Defence Ministry Employees Dragging Feet in Biometric Attendance Tracking

Indian Defence Ministry Employees Dragging Feet in Biometric Attendance Tracking

India’s federal government has been working diligently to install biometric attendance tracking systems at all of its offices, and some interesting results are starting to come in, according to an article in The Hindu. While there aren’t yet solid statistics on attendance per se, we are starting to see which government departments are simply not…

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Multiple Biometric Modalities to Protect UAE Borders Thanks To New Morpho Contract

Multiple Biometric Modalities to Protect UAE Borders Thanks To New Morpho Contract

The United Arab Emirates will soon see its border security bolstered thanks to a new contract that will see Morpho (Safran) providing fingerprint, voice and face recognition technology through an e-Border project. Morpho received the contract (which was awarded through the UAE Ministry of Interior) through eIMASS. The project will see the implementation of a…

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Year in Review 2014: The Most Important Biometrics News

Year in Review 2014: The Most Important Biometrics News

The end of January is here and it’s time to bring the 12th annual FindBiometrics Year in Review to a close. Over the past weeks we have dissected and discussed the results of our largest survey ever, which saw over 150 professionals and experts from the identity management industry weighing in on the state of…

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Hawaii to Expand MorphoFace Investigate Tech to All Counties

Hawaii to Expand MorphoFace Investigate Tech to All Counties

MorphoTrak (a U.S.-based Morpho (Safran) company) has announced that its MorphoFace Investigate facial recognition system is going to be integrated in all Hawaii counties. Hosted by the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, the system is used by the Honolulu Police Department to track down suspects in police investigations, providing a database of over 450 000 images.…

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IRIS ID Wins Two GSN 2014 Homeland Security Awards

IRIS ID Wins Two GSN 2014 Homeland Security Awards

IRIS ID has been named a 2014 Homeland Security Award winner by Government Security News (GSN). More specifically, the company actually won two awards: Best Biometric Identification Solution Provider of Physical Security Products and Solutions for Homeland Security, and Best Biometric Identification / Authentication Facility in Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards Program. The winners…

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Mobile Biometric Revenues To Hit $33.3 Billion By 2020

Mobile Biometric Revenues To Hit $33.3 Billion By 2020

According to Acuity Market Intelligence, revenues stemming from the mobile biometric marketplace will reach $33.3 billion annually by the year 2020. The growth is massive, with revenue from devices, transactions and apps growing at a CAGR of 90 percent. “Mobility is the driving force that will unleash the long awaited biometric revolution,“ says Acuity principal…

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Proposed State Legislation May Limit Drone Facial Recognition Use

Proposed State Legislation May Limit Drone Facial Recognition Use

A Colorado bill will limit the used of facial recognition by drones if it passes into law. Senate Bill 15-059 concerns the permission for law enforcement entities to use unmanned aerial vehicles in certain specific circumstances and under a strict set of operational guidelines. In addition to limiting the maximum weight of a UAV ,…

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Year in Review 2014: The Biggest Challenges in Biometrics

Year in Review 2014: The Biggest Challenges in Biometrics

Tweet: Have you seen the #NewFindBiometrics ? The site that you depend on for all your #biometric news has a fresh new look! Check it out now http://ctt.ec/vKauZ+ #Biometrics Throughout January at FindBiometrics, we are dissecting the results of our 12th annual industry Year in Review survey. The data, gathered from over 150 professionals and…

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Research Shows Young People Prefer Biometrics To Passwords

Research Shows Young People Prefer Biometrics To Passwords

Tweet: Have you seen the #NewFindBiometrics ? The site that you depend on for all your #biometric news has a fresh new look! Check it out now http://ctt.ec/vKauZ+ #Biometrics In that timeworn tradition of youthful rebellion, young people today are keen to reject the archaic password-based security systems of their parents in favor of biometric…

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Mobile Biometrics Aid in AirAsia Crash Victim Identification

Mobile Biometrics Aid in AirAsia Crash Victim Identification

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 went missing on December 28, 2014, enroute from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. The fight was found shortly after, having crashed into the waters south of Borneo and killed all 162 passengers. In the effort to identify the fallen victims of this latest major airline disaster, Indonesia’s Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (INAFIS) has…

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