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UIDAI Reminds Government to Serve Citizens Even When Aadhaar Authentication Fails

UIDAI Reminds Government to Serve Citizens Even When Aadhaar Authentication Fails

The Unique Identification Authority of India is urgently reminding government service providers that they are obligated to serve citizens even when those citizens aren’t able to present credentials with Aadhaar, the national biometric ID program that the UIDAI administrates. In a public statement, the UIDAI says it has taken note of “media reports that some…

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Bank Embraces BIO-key Security After Passwords Compromised

Bank Embraces BIO-key Security After Passwords Compromised

Another new client has come around to the BIO-key solution for IT security: The company has announced that a community bank is embracing its ID Director for Windows solution for access to internal assets. In a statement announcing the new deal, BIO-key did not name the bank in question, but said that it has “hundreds…

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Precise Biometrics Pivots as Market Forces Bear Down in Q4 Update

Precise Biometrics Pivots as Market Forces Bear Down in Q4 Update

“…Precise Biometrics sees opportunities beyond the mobile sector…” Precise Biometrics has issued its Q4 and year-end fiscal results, and it looks like the company has suffered under the same market forces that have depressed other businesses in the industry. Adjusting figures to exclude its Tactivo reader business area, which has now been sold off, Precise…

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IEEE Calls for Papers for Biometrics Workshop

IEEE Calls for Papers for Biometrics Workshop

“The workshop will place a strong focus on multimodal approaches, and will cover a range of modalities including the standards like facial and iris recognition, as well as more niche approaches like ear and foot biometrics…” The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is organizing a new workshop focused on biometrics, and has issued a…

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Former Precise Biometrics CEO Named Head of Optical Sensor Maker Neonode

Former Precise Biometrics CEO Named Head of Optical Sensor Maker Neonode

“Founded in 2001, Neonode produces and licenses sensing technologies for device displays and other applications that are designed to enable touch interaction, gesture interaction, and object detection.” Former Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson has been appointed the new CEO of Neonode Inc., a Stockholm-based developer of optical sensing technologies for tech devices. Persson’s new role will…

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Is Face ID Coming to All 2018 iPhones?

Is Face ID Coming to All 2018 iPhones?

Further signs have emerged of Apple’s commitment to its Face ID facial recognition system with new reports that the company has signed up two additional components suppliers. The unnamed suppliers are both based in China, and are expected to supplement LG Innotek, which will remain the primary vendor of 3D sensing modules needed for the…

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INTERPOL Uses Facial Recognition to Catch Fugitive Murderer

INTERPOL Uses Facial Recognition to Catch Fugitive Murderer

“Remarkably, it all happened within 48 hours…” Authorities with INTERPOL have used facial recognition to catch an internationally wanted fugitive after a decade on the run. The criminal, Kristian Danev, was wanted for murder, Czech Authorities having issued a Red Notice through INTERPOL 10 years ago. Police in Argentina recently thought they had found him,…

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Biometric Security Among Features of Alibaba’s Cloud-Based Olympics Platform

Biometric Security Among Features of Alibaba’s Cloud-Based Olympics Platform

“Other applications of the platform’s AI-driven technology highlighted in Alibaba’s announcement include using immersive technology to enhance the spectator experience, leveraging deep learning to optimize athletes’ training regimens, and storing media in easily searchable cloud servers.” China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba is offering biometric security to Olympics organizers, among other things, as part of its Alibaba…

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UK Police to Use Mobile Fingerprint Scanning System in the Field

UK Police to Use Mobile Fingerprint Scanning System in the Field

Police in the UK are about to trial a mobile fingerprint matching system aimed at making it easier to identify criminals and wanted suspects in the field. It can also help officers to identify individuals in emergency situations, and to contact next of kin when appropriate. The system revolves around a mobile app, paired with…

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The Biometric Expectation for the Samsung Galaxy S9

The Biometric Expectation for the Samsung Galaxy S9

About a year after its release, it’s fair to say that Samsung did a great job with its Galaxy S8 devices. It helped to set a new design trend for smartphones that prioritized maximum screen space, and its use of iris scanning was an innovation that demonstrated how biometric authentication could be made even more…

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Fujitsu Makes Palm Vein Pitch to Microsoft Enterprise Customers

Fujitsu Makes Palm Vein Pitch to Microsoft Enterprise Customers

“…while a growing number of computer devices feature the fingerprint sensors or infrared cameras needed to support Windows Hello biometric authentication, Fujitsu is proposing its own alternative – palm vein scanning…” Just a couple of months after teaming up with Microsoft on AI-powered solutions for businesses, Fujitsu is already making its pitch to the latter’s…

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Seeking to Curb Fraud, UIDAI Urges Indian Citizens to Print Their Own Aadhaar Cards

Seeking to Curb Fraud, UIDAI Urges Indian Citizens to Print Their Own Aadhaar Cards

The Unique Identification Authority of India is urging citizens not to pay for laminated ‘Aadhaar cards’ as they are completely unnecessary and can expose important personal details to fraudsters. A statement from the government agency, which administrates the Aadhaar biometric national ID program, indicated that “unscrupulous elements” have been charging anywhere between Rs. 50 to…

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Casino Software Provider Embraces Acuant ID Verification

Casino Software Provider Embraces Acuant ID Verification

“End users will scan their government-issued IDs, and Acuant’s technology will immediately verify their age, allowing the system to issue their player cards.” Acuant‘s identity verification technology has been adopted by MGT Micro Gaming Technologies, a provider of player tracking software to casinos. MGT will use Acuant’s AssureID and AcuFill software for casino guest registration.…

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FPC In the Red for Q4, But Sees Great Potential in Biometric Cards

FPC In the Red for Q4, But Sees Great Potential in Biometric Cards

Marking the end of a remarkable winning streak, Fingerprint Cards dipped into the red in its fourth quarter of 2017. The revelation comes by way of the company’s Q4 and year-end corporate update, which indicates that FPC’s Q4 revenues fell by 62 percent year-over-year, resulting in an operating loss for the quarter of SEK 40.6…

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Crossmatch Delves Into Post-9/11 Biometrics

Crossmatch Delves Into Post-9/11 Biometrics

The phrase, “9/11 changed everything,” has become almost cliché – and like many clichés, that’s because it’s true. The worst terrorist attack in America’s history had dramatic consequences, reshaping the US government and its relationships with the rest of the world. Domestically, a big part of that shift came in the form of a reorganization…

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MassMutual Adds Face ID Support To RetireSmart App

MassMutual Adds Face ID Support To RetireSmart App

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, or MassMutual, is now letting its customers access their account information in its RetireSMART mobile app with facial recognition on the iPhone X. The app can contain sensitive information pertaining to users’ 401(k)s and other retirement plans, and accordingly MassMutual emphasized the security of the iPhone’s facial recognition technology in its…

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Finger-Vein Authentication Brings Additional Security to ATMs in China

Finger-Vein Authentication Brings Additional Security to ATMs in China

Can’t quite remember your password at the ATM? Even if you can’t put your finger on your PIN, now you can just put your finger onto the machine to withdraw cash. China’s fourth largest bank, Bank of China Hong Kong recently announced it’s incorporated finger-vein authentication into 160 ATM machines across 18 districts and plans to…

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CyberExtruder to Demo 3D Facial Recognition Solution at MIPS

CyberExtruder to Demo 3D Facial Recognition Solution at MIPS

“Now, with its integration into the Milestone XProtect platform and CyberExtruder’s scheduled presence at the MIPS, the company has an opportunity to reach new potential clients.” CyberExtruder‘s 3D facial recognition technology has been incorporated into Milestone’s XProtect IP video management software platform, and the company is going to demo the solution together with its partner…

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Fujitsu Brings BIOaaS Solution to Australian Market

Fujitsu Brings BIOaaS Solution to Australian Market

“…Fujitsu emphasized its collaboration with ImageWare Systems, characterizing the Biometrics as a Service platform as a result of their partnership. “ Fujitsu has brought its Biometrics as a Service (BIOaaS) platform down under, bringing a suite of biometric authentication options including facial, palm print, and voice recognition to organizations in Australia. The news comes soon…

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Time and Attendance Platform Banks on Face ID Excitement

Time and Attendance Platform Banks on Face ID Excitement

“The biometric features arrive alongside the introduction of a chatbot for Replicon’s mobile app called Intelligent Assistant, which is designed to help end users track their own time and approvals from managers.” Time and attendance tracking solutions provider Replicon has added facial recognition to its platform. The new functionality is aimed at allowing end user…

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