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Cloud Services Provider Sees Biometric Advantage as GDPR Looms

Cloud Services Provider Sees Biometric Advantage as GDPR Looms

A cloud storage specialist is taking advantage of biometric security to help clients comply with the impending GDPR regulations in the European Union. Based in California, Zadara is the company behind Zadara Storage Cloud and VPSA Services. And the company is putting its security processes in the spotlight ahead of the implementation of the EU’s…

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Biometric Payment Card Trial Launches in Japan Featuring FPC and IDEMIA Tech

Biometric Payment Card Trial Launches in Japan Featuring FPC and IDEMIA Tech

“Importantly, too, the cards work and are processed the same way as standard contactless cards, no upgrades are required to existing acceptance infrastructure.” – Thomas Rex, SVP, Smart Card Business Line, Fingerprint Cards Fingerprint Cards is celebrating the launch of a trial of its biometric payment card solution developed in collaboration with IDEMIA. First announced last…

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Fingopay Naked Payments System Expands with Danish Deployment

Fingopay Naked Payments System Expands with Danish Deployment

The Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Denmark has become the site of another pioneering naked payments deployment, with students able to make purchases in the school’s cafeteria via a simple finger scan. The deployment is the product of a collaboration between CBS, Smart Payments, digital payments specialist Nets, and Sthaler’s Fingopay naked payments business. Students…

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Aware, Inc. Issues Q1 Results for 2018

Aware, Inc. Issues Q1 Results for 2018

“We continue to see interest in our product offerings in the government, commercial and mobile markets.” – Kevin Russel, CEO, Aware, Inc Aware, Inc. has issued its results for the first quarter of 2018. The biometric software specialist brought in $2.9 million in revenues for the quarter, down from revenues of $4.2 million in Q1…

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Crossmatch to Preview ‘World’s Most Compact’ PIV Reader at Connect:ID

Crossmatch to Preview ‘World’s Most Compact’ PIV Reader at Connect:ID

“…Crossmatch is taking orders for engineering samples now, and is clearly aiming to drum up some market interest with its planned preview for Connect:ID.” Crossmatch is hoping to steal a bit of the spotlight at next week’s Connect:ID exhibition with a preview of its forthcoming Nomad 30 Pocket Reader device. As its name suggests, the…

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NEXT Reports Latest ISO Testing Success for Biometric Card Solution

NEXT Reports Latest ISO Testing Success for Biometric Card Solution

“Most observers agree that for security and convenience reasons, biometric contactless payment cards are the wave of the future in banking and other industries.” – Ritu Favre, CEO NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has taken another important step on the path toward commercialization of its biometric payment card solutions, and has further refined its timeline for…

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SecuGen to Show Off  Hamster Pro 10 Fingerprint Reader at Connect:ID

SecuGen to Show Off Hamster Pro 10 Fingerprint Reader at Connect:ID

“It’s an FBI PIV FAP 10 certified device featuring SecuGen’s new U10 fingerprint sensor, which, at 13mm thick, is SecuGen’s smallest sensor to date.” The Connect:ID exhibition is right around the corner, and SecuGen is going to take the opportunity to showcase its new Hamster Pro 10 fingerprint reader at the event, the company has…

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Voice Recognition, AI Boosting Automotive Industry Growth

Voice Recognition, AI Boosting Automotive Industry Growth

“…we’re already starting to see the arrival of electric cars featuring sophisticated technologies such as facial recognition, helping to market the vehicles not just as environmentally friendly but the next technological leap in automotive innovation.” The growing role of IT in cars will deliver some major opportunities over the next several years, suggests a new…

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HID Global Seeks to Leverage FIDO2 for Microsoft Authentication

HID Global Seeks to Leverage FIDO2 for Microsoft Authentication

HID Global has embraced the new FIDO2 standard, announcing a new HID smart card featuring a FIDO2 credential. The company is working with Microsoft to enable login to Windows and other software and devices via its smart card solution. FIDO2 is the new flagship authentication standard of the FIDO Alliance. It’s key innovation over previous…

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Arvato Invests in Behavioral Biometrics Specialist SecuredTouch

Arvato Invests in Behavioral Biometrics Specialist SecuredTouch

Arvato Financial Solutions has invested in behavioral biometrics specialist SecuredTouch as part of a larger partnership between the firms. In a statement, the firms were vague about the details of the investment and their partnership, asserting only that Arvato “has chosen to strategically invest in online security and decided to partner with Israeli-based SecuredTouch.” The companies…

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Tascent, Certis Team Up to Develop Biometrics-as-a-Service Platform

Tascent, Certis Team Up to Develop Biometrics-as-a-Service Platform

” The aim is to offer Certis’s customers biometric solutions for a range of applications, from enterprise access control to hospitality services.” California-based Tascent has teamed up with Certis, a Singaporean physical and data security specialist, to develop a new biometric platform to be offered as a service. Called Certis Identity Solutions powered by Tascent,…

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Face ID Could Come To Apple Watch Series 4

Face ID Could Come To Apple Watch Series 4

“Integrating a version of Face ID into the Apple Watch would allow the device to emulate features of the iPhone X, including revealing notifications and unlocking when the user looks at the device, and potentially even allowing for video calls.” Patent filings suggest Apple is exploring the idea of bringing its Face ID authentication system…

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Neurotechnology Uncovers Millions of Duplicate Records for Congo Election Commission

Neurotechnology Uncovers Millions of Duplicate Records for Congo Election Commission

“The company also applied biometric age analysis technology to the facial records to flag the records of registered voters who may have been underage, leading to the confirmation of 900,000 noncompliant voter records.” Neurotechnology has made a considerable impact in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s democratic process. The company has announced that its multimodal…

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Florida Police Fail to Unlock Biometrics-Protected Phone With Dead Suspect’s Fingerprint

Florida Police Fail to Unlock Biometrics-Protected Phone With Dead Suspect’s Fingerprint

“Police did not succeed in the biometric unlocking, perhaps because by the time of their funeral home visit, Phillip’s fingers no longer activated liveness detection technology in the smartphone.” After killing a black man suspected of drug offences, Florida police entered the funeral home in which his body was housed and attempted to unlock his…

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Humaniq Upgrades Biometric Security of Cryptocurrency App

Humaniq Upgrades Biometric Security of Cryptocurrency App

“Such security precautions are vital to an app like Humaniq. Launched toward the end of last year, the platform allows users to trade the company’s HMQ cryptocurrency…” Humaniq has upgraded the biometric security of its eponymous cryptocurrency app. Thanks to new ‘bioID’ settings, the app uses behavioral biometrics to assess patterns in user activity. If…

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Facebook Struggles to Adapt to Privacy Pressures Over User Biometrics

Facebook Struggles to Adapt to Privacy Pressures Over User Biometrics

Chaos reigns as Facebook struggles to adjust its use of facial recognition to meet the privacy demands of its users and government regulators. The company’s latest misstep was a notification sent to a journalist in the UK indicating that the user’s facial recognition setting was on. Facebook had switched the setting off for users in…

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Will Android Devices Be Able to Implement a Face ID Competitor?

Will Android Devices Be Able to Implement a Face ID Competitor?

Apple’s Android competitors won’t be able to implement sophisticated facial recognition in their own devices until the latter half of next year, and are instead embracing in-display fingerprint scanning technology in the meantime, suggest new industry reports. Citing industry sources, DigiTimes asserts that Android device makers, which tend to target the middle of the smartphone…

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FIDO2 Hits The Ground Running With Strong RSA 2018 Showing

FIDO2 Hits The Ground Running With Strong RSA 2018 Showing

The FIDO Alliance‘s new FIDO2 standards made a strong showing at this year’s RSA security conference, reports FIDO Senior Director of Marketing Andrew Shikiar. Announced earlier this month, the FIDO2 authentication standards are most notable for their WebAuthn component, which is designed to enable biometric and security key authentication through major web browsers including Google…

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Green Bit to Show Off New Tech at ID4Africa

Green Bit to Show Off New Tech at ID4Africa

“The ID4Africa product showcases come in the wake of Green Bit’s success in IARPA’s N2N Challenge, in which its fingerprint scanning technology won first place in the Gallery Accuracy and Latent Accuracy categories.” The fourth annual ID4Africa event is taking place in Abuja this week, and Green Bit is taking advantage of the event to…

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