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Imprivata Teams with Patient Data Integrity Specialist

Imprivata Teams with Patient Data Integrity Specialist

Imprivata has teamed up with Just Associates, a company specializing in data integrity services for the healthcare sector. It’s a natural fit, given Imprivata’s use of biometric technology for patient identification. Its PatientSecure solution uses palm vein recognition to accurately match patients to their corresponding healthcare records, helping to reduce duplication and improve outcomes. Now,…

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BluStor Makes Identity Card Into Biometric Password Manager

BluStor Makes Identity Card Into Biometric Password Manager

BluStor has announced a new digital security device that stores passwords in a small card-shaped device, and secures them with biometrics. Called the Identity card, the device is essentially a small computer with 2GB of storage. It’s something like a physical version of a password manager app such as Keeper or LastPass, designed to store…

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HSBC Embraces FacePhi Technology For Facial Recognition

HSBC Embraces FacePhi Technology For Facial Recognition

“In a statement announcing its partnership with HSBC, FacePhi emphasized that Euromoney magazine recently named HSBC the “World’s best bank”, suggesting that its embrace of biometric technology has helped to burnish its profile.” HSBC customers will soon be able to log in to their mobile apps via facial recognition, thanks to a new partnership with…

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Precise Biometrics Software Powers AirPlus Biometric Payment Card

Precise Biometrics Software Powers AirPlus Biometric Payment Card

“Ultimately the aim is to enable contact and contactless biometric payments for AirPlus’s 49,000 corporate clients worldwide…” AirPlus’s new biometric payment card uses Precise Biometrics software, the latter has revealed. The dual interface payment card was announced last week. It features an embedded fingerprint sensor care of Fingerprint Cards, a longtime hardware partner of Precise…

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Experimental Drug Test Combines Biometrics with Biophysics

Experimental Drug Test Combines Biometrics with Biophysics

“…the subject’s fingerprint inherently links that individual to the molecular sample, helping to ensure that the test results are accurately ascribed to the right person.” An experimental new drug test combines biometrics and biophysics to determine whether a subject has recently used cocaine. The method was developed by researchers at the University of Surrey in…

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Oxford Computer Group to Offer Crossmatch Solutions to Microsoft Clients

Oxford Computer Group to Offer Crossmatch Solutions to Microsoft Clients

“The deal will see Oxford Computer Group offering Crossmatch fingerprint readers and its DigitalPersona Composite Authentication software to its Microsoft-based customers.” Windows users will soon be able to use Crossmatch technology for biometric authentication on their devices. The latter tech firm has announced that it has inked a reseller agreement with Oxford Computer Group. The…

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Huawei Maimang 6 Gives New FPC Sensor Model Its Debut

Huawei Maimang 6 Gives New FPC Sensor Model Its Debut

Fingerprint Cards‘ new fingerprint sensor model, the FPC1028, is now seeing its first smartphone deployment with the Maimang 6 from Huawei. In a statement announcing the integration, FPC emphasized that the FCP1028 is its most cost-efficient fingerprint sensor, thanks to the small size of the sensor’s surface area. This is far from Huawei’s first integration…

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Face ID: Exactly How Revolutionary Is It?

Face ID: Exactly How Revolutionary Is It?

Apple has created quite a stir with its unveiling of the iPhone X, and not least because of its Face ID facial recognition system. Together with Apple’s framing of the issue, and the media response it has provoked, casual observers might be led to believe it’s a revolutionary new technology. But facial recognition in general…

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iPhone 8 Launches, Keeps Touch ID Alive

iPhone 8 Launches, Keeps Touch ID Alive

“One feature that hasn’t changed from the iPhone 7 is the iPhone 8’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning feature. And that’s important…” The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus went on sale today around the world. Since their announcement, the devices have lived somewhat in the shadow of the iPhone X, which offers a more substantial…

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Jumio With Entrepreneurship Award

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Jumio With Entrepreneurship Award

“…Jumio noted that it doubled its sales in the first half of the year, and that its Netverify platform is now being used to verify almost 200,000 users each day.” Frost & Sullivan has named Jumio the 2017 North American Entrepreneurial Company of the Year for the Biometric Security Solutions Industry. Detailing the company in…

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New Vivo Smartphone Reflects Design Trend Noted by FPC

New Vivo Smartphone Reflects Design Trend Noted by FPC

“…its fingerprint sensor is on the rear, in line with a trend among FPC clients reported in the company’s recent revised revenue guidance for Q3.” Vivo’s new X20 smartphone features an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor, Fingerprint Cards has announced. The China-based smartphone maker is a longtime Fingerprint Cards client and has integrated the latter’s biometric technology…

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UK Supermarket Trials Naked Payments System Based on Finger Vein Recognition

UK Supermarket Trials Naked Payments System Based on Finger Vein Recognition

UK supermarket Costcutter is trialing a naked payments system based on finger vein recognition at its Brunel University location in London. Called FingoPay, the system was first announced by its maker Sthaler in the summer of 2016. It uses Hitachi-developed infrared scanning to identify the unique vein patterns of users fingertips, allowing for a biometric…

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FPC Biometric Cards Deployed by Corporate Expense Specialist AirPlus

FPC Biometric Cards Deployed by Corporate Expense Specialist AirPlus

Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric smart card technology has been embraced by AirPlus International, a company specializing in offering corporate travel and entertainment expense cards. AirPlus has launched a new dual interface payment card with an embedded fingerprint sensor care of FPC. The new payment card uses a sensor from the FPC1300 series, a line of ultra-thin…

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MSU Biometrics Expert Designs Fake Finger for Sensor Spoofing

MSU Biometrics Expert Designs Fake Finger for Sensor Spoofing

Renowned biometrics expert Dr. Anil Jain is once again seeking to test the boundaries of biometric fingerprint recognition with a new experimental device. In collaboration with doctoral student Joshua Engelsma, the Michigan State University professor has developed a fake finger design to spoof fingerprint readers. As Jain explained to MSU Today, the device “mimics a…

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Invixium Software Integrated Into Paxton’s Net2

Invixium Software Integrated Into Paxton’s Net2

Invixium has connected its IXM WEB biometric software to another access control platform: It now supports Paxton’s Net2 solution. The integration should help with biometric onboarding of end users, with Net2 administrators being instantly transitioned to the IXM WEB system for biometric registration. Meanwhile, IXM WEB’s IXM Link module automatically syncs user data between the…

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Fingerprint Cards Announces Affiliations With EMVCo and Eurosmart

Fingerprint Cards Announces Affiliations With EMVCo and Eurosmart

Fingerprint Cards has joined two major industry alliances that could considerably extend its influence in the payments industry. One of them, Eurosmart, brings together digital security solutions providers in the interest of promoting the industry and collaborating to help establish the European Union’s Digital Single Market. FPC has joined the alliance as an executive member,…

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Hackers Aren’t Ahead, We Are Behind: BIO-key CEO

Hackers Aren’t Ahead, We Are Behind: BIO-key CEO

In the wake of this month’s Equifax data breach, BIO-key CEO Mike DePasquale is urging readers of his company’s blog, “Don’t Get Mad, Get Furious”. Clearly exasperated, DePasquale argues that the breach – and the many others that followed it – don’t so much illustrate that hackers are a step ahead of us, but rather…

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ThreatMetrix Announces Smart Authentication Platform

ThreatMetrix Announces Smart Authentication Platform

ThreatMetrix has officially announced its ThreatMetrix Smart Authentication platform. The platform makes use of trusted device identification and push notifications for user authentication. And, as ThreatMetrix Chief Products Officer Alisdair Faulkner explained in a statement announcing the solution, ThreatMetrix Smart Authentication is also supported by “anonymized global shared intelligence”. Additionally, the platform now supports FIDO…

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FPC’s T-Shape Module ‘A Big Step’ Toward High-Volume Smart Card Production

FPC’s T-Shape Module ‘A Big Step’ Toward High-Volume Smart Card Production

Fingerprint Cards has announced a new module design for its fingerprint sensor technology. Called T-Shape, the module is intended specifically for smart card applications. T-Shape is designed to comply with ISO standards for smart cards, and FPC is aiming for Card Quality Management compliance as well. The module takes advantage of the ultra-thin FCP1300 fingerprint…

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FIDO is an Easy Solution For PSD2 Compliance

FIDO is an Easy Solution For PSD2 Compliance

FIDO authentication standards offer European financial institutions an easy way to comply with the European Union’s Payment Services Directive (PSD2) regulations, the FIDO Alliance argues in a new paper. The final draft of the PSD2’s Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) requires financial institutions to use multi-factor authentication for certain kinds of…

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How Face ID is Already Influencing the Mobile Biometrics Landscape

How Face ID is Already Influencing the Mobile Biometrics Landscape

The ripple effects of Apple’s move to facial recognition with the iPhone X are already being seen across the mobile biometrics industry. With the company having pioneered the mobile fingerprint scanning revolution with its Touch ID system over the last four years, many had looked to Apple to lead the charge to in-display fingerprint scanning…

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FacePhi Partners With Red Link in Argentina

FacePhi Partners With Red Link in Argentina

The deal comes after FacePhi rebranded its flagship solution from its previous moniker, ‘Selphi,’ to its new name, ‘ME.’ A new contract will see FacePhi technology used for digital onboarding of Red Link customers in Argentina. Red Link is an operator of ATM networks in the country, and evidently has extensive business ties: According to…

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Shift to Cloud-Based Biometrics is Coming: Acuity

Shift to Cloud-Based Biometrics is Coming: Acuity

“Proponents of on-device biometric authentication argue that server-side systems are vulnerable to breaches, but Most says these concerns ‘have been sensationalized.’” Cloud-based biometric authentication is emerging as a key trend in digital services, argues a new white paper from Acuity Market Intelligence. The trend will be particularly important for financial services organizations, who ignore it…

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Princeton Identity Appoints New Marketing VP

Princeton Identity Appoints New Marketing VP

Princeton Identity has appointed a new VP of Sales and Marketing. Bob McKee is now leading the charge in the biometrics specialist’s promotional efforts. McKee comes to the company from McKee & Associates Inc., of which he served as President from November of last year; and before that, he was President of Paxton Access Ltd.…

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Encryption Down, Data Breaches Way Up in Latest Breach Level Index Update

Encryption Down, Data Breaches Way Up in Latest Breach Level Index Update

The first half of this year saw 1.9 billion data records compromised across 918 breaches, according to the latest update to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index. Compared to the last half of 2016, that’s a 164 percent increase. And it points to a disturbing upwards trend, given that 2016 as a whole saw a data breach…

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Gorilla Technology Announces Biometric Surveillance System

Gorilla Technology Announces Biometric Surveillance System

A new surveillance solution uses facial recognition and license plate identification technology. Called Intelligent Video Analytics Recorder (IVAR), the solution was developed by Gorilla Technology. It can send push notifications when individuals are spotted entering restricted areas; or it can likewise be configured to spot VIPs for enhanced customer service. It can be set up…

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Survey Shows iOS Users Skeptical About Using Face ID For Payments

Survey Shows iOS Users Skeptical About Using Face ID For Payments

The new facial recognition system on Apple’s iPhone X is generating a lot of buzz, but a sizeable proportion of iOS users are skeptical about whether they would actually use it, according to new survey findings from Juniper Research’s new report, “Consumer Attitudes to Mobile Banking & Contactless Payments”. Polling a thousand smartphone users evenly…

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FPC Biometrics Featured on Xiaomi Mi A1 Smartphone

FPC Biometrics Featured on Xiaomi Mi A1 Smartphone

Another new smartphone from Xiaomi is using Fingerprint Cards technology for user authentication. Not to be confused with the HiSense A1, which also uses an FPC sensor, the Xiaomi Mi A1 features an FPC1035 sensor model. News of its integration comes only about a week after the announcement of two other Xiaomi device integrations, with…

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BIO-key Gets Big New Client as Sense of Urgency Rises Over Data Breaches

BIO-key Gets Big New Client as Sense of Urgency Rises Over Data Breaches

“The growing scope of security breaches is making the need for action increasingly clear, and we are seeing this in our customer dialogues, in the pace of inbound inquiries, and importantly in the shortening of the sales cycle in more and more customer dialogues.” -Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key BIO-key has won a new client in the…

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SITA Proclaims Success of Boston Biometric Passenger Screening Pilot

SITA Proclaims Success of Boston Biometric Passenger Screening Pilot

SITA is proclaiming the success of its Boston Logan International Airport deployment in collaboration with JetBlue and the US Customs and Border Protection agency. First announced this past spring, the pioneering program was meant to explore the use of biometric facial recognition technology – provided by SITA – as a replacement for passengers’ travel documents.…

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RS2 Announces Support for Invixium Biometric Readers

RS2 Announces Support for Invixium Biometric Readers

RS2’s Access It! access control software now supports Invixium biometric readers thanks to a new partnership between the companies. The support is enabled through Invixium’s IXM Link module, which enables automatic synchronization of user data between databases, allowing RS2’s Access It! software to work with Invixium’s IXM WEB software. For RS2, it’s just the latest…

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Biometric Governments In Practice: A Sneak Peek at the Expert Webinar Panelists

Biometric Governments In Practice: A Sneak Peek at the Expert Webinar Panelists

Next Wednesday, September 27, FindBiometrics is hosting an exclusive expert webinar event: Biometric Governments in Practice. The live webcast is the culmination of Government Applications Month at FindBiometrics in which we are placing a focus on the identity management technologies that are redefining ideas surrounding borders, nation’s, citizenry, and politics. At FindBiometrics we pride ourselves…

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Vein, Iris, and Facial Recognition Seeing Strong Adoption Across Industries: Report

Vein, Iris, and Facial Recognition Seeing Strong Adoption Across Industries: Report

While fingerprint recognition has tended to see strong growth and revenues in the past, new biometric modalities like vein, iris, and facial recognition are seeing “strong adoption across industries,” according to Frost & Sullivan TechVision Senior Industry Analyst Swapnadeep Nayak. That’s one of the key findings in Frost & Sullivan’s new report, “Cybersecurity Innovations in…

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NNL to Enhance Authentication Capabilities of ThreatMetrix Platform

NNL to Enhance Authentication Capabilities of ThreatMetrix Platform

“We live in a post-breach world, where usernames and passwords are defunct”. Faulkner added that Nok Nok Lab’s FIDO-compliant solutions allow ThreatMetrix to offer customers “the industry’s most comprehensive approach to authenticating users securely and with minimal friction.”-Alisdair Faulkner, Chief Products Officer, ThreatMetrix Nok Nok Labs and ThreatMetrix have joined forces to enhance the authentication capabilities…

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New HID Global Smart Card Brings PIV Compliance to Gov’t Visitors

New HID Global Smart Card Brings PIV Compliance to Gov’t Visitors

HID Global has announced a new smart card for government access control. Called the HID Crescendo Temporary Access Card, it’s designed to let government authorities issue visitor cards that offer the same PIV and PIV-I compliance found on standard issue government smart cards. The card is based on public key infrastructure, leveraging HID Global’s IdenTrust…

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Samsung Galaxy Note8 Launches With Contactless Biometrics

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Launches With Contactless Biometrics

“The Note8’s launch comes immediately after Apple’s announcement of the iPhone X, which uses facial recognition as the sole biometric modality for user authentication.” Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 has officially launched around the world. The smartphone is the latest Samsung device to prominently feature iris recognition technology, following in the footsteps of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 devices…

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Precise Biometrics Publishes Liveness Detection White Paper

Precise Biometrics Publishes Liveness Detection White Paper

“Precise Biometrics argued that the issue of liveness detection on mobile devices – which are increasingly being used for online purchases – is quickly becoming a critical issue.” Precise Biometrics has published a white paper on the importance of liveness detection for mobile biometrics. Entitled “Spoof and Liveness Detection for the Mobile Biometrics Market,” the…

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FPC Issues Q3 Revenues Warning as iPhone X Disrupts Fingerprint Sensor Market

FPC Issues Q3 Revenues Warning as iPhone X Disrupts Fingerprint Sensor Market

Fingerprint Cards‘ mobile business is on the upswing after a difficult first half of the year, but the iPhone X has thrown a wrench into the market. In a statement announcing its revenue range for Q3 of this year, FPC said it is “currently experiencing a cautious market”, and pointed to the announcement of Apple’s…

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Did Apple Initially Intend To Put Touch ID On iPhone X?

Did Apple Initially Intend To Put Touch ID On iPhone X?

With the iPhone X now having been revealed to the world, many consumers are excited about what’s to come when the device launches, while some industry analysts remain fixated on what could have been – particularly with respect to Apple’s Touch ID system. For a while, Apple was expected to integrate its flagship fingerprint scanning…

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OT-Morpho to Deliver Highly Anticipated H1 Results on October 6

OT-Morpho to Deliver Highly Anticipated H1 Results on October 6

“At the time of the merger’s completion, the companies had a combined annual revenue of €2.8 billion; thus not only investors but business analysts and others will be curious to see how the company has performed in the ensuing months.” OT-Morpho will deliver its financial results for the first half of the year on October 6th,…

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FaceTec Lauds iPhone X For Clearing Path For Widespread Adoption of 3D Facial Recognition

FaceTec Lauds iPhone X For Clearing Path For Widespread Adoption of 3D Facial Recognition

“FaceTec’s ZoOm software, meanwhile, is available for any mobile device running iOS 8.3 and up, or Android 4.3 and up.” FaceTec is celebrating the iPhone X’s Face ID facial recognition system for pushing the field of mobile biometrics forward – and for highlighting the value of other facial recognition tools where iPhone X technology isn’t…

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Biometric Audit Trails Can Thwart Data Center Insider Attacks: BioConnect

Biometric Audit Trails Can Thwart Data Center Insider Attacks: BioConnect

Biometric security is critical to data colocation centers, argues BioConnect’s James Shannon in a new post on the company’s blog. Shannon asserts that because most data centers have excellent perimeter security, “any data center operator will tell you that the greatest risk they face is a security breach from within.” And those breaches aren’t always…

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EFF Celebrates ‘Constitutional Bonus’ of iOS 11 Emergency Feature

EFF Celebrates ‘Constitutional Bonus’ of iOS 11 Emergency Feature

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is celebrating iOS 11’s so-called ‘cop button’ feature that allows users to tap the home or power button five times to disable biometric authentication and require a passcode for phone access. In a post on its blog, the privacy advocacy group asserts that despite “speculation that this feature is intended to…

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Fujitsu Launches Cloud-Based Biometric Authentication Service

Fujitsu Launches Cloud-Based Biometric Authentication Service

Fujitsu has announced a new cloud-based biometric authentication service for enterprise clients. It’s called BIOaaS, for Biometrics-as-a-Service. BIOaaS operates out of Fujitsu’s recently opened Intelligent Security Operations Center in Dallas, and runs on K5, Fujitsu’s cloud computing program, though it’s also available via Amazon Web Services. It supports multiple biometric modalities beyond the palm vein…

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GALLERY: The Faces of Biometrics at FedID 17

GALLERY: The Faces of Biometrics at FedID 17

The inaugural Federal Identity Forum & Exposition (FedID 17) took place in Washington D.C. this week and FindBiometrics was there.  FedID is the US government’s flagship outreach and collaboration-building event focused on the identity technology community, and as such, thought leadership, product announcements, and biometric demonstrations characterized the conference formerly known as the Global Identity Summit.…

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Zwipe Partners With Identiv

Zwipe Partners With Identiv

“The development comes soon after Zwipe acquired new distribution partners for its biometric access control cards last month, with Nexus Group offering Zwipe Access to clients in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe…” Zwipe has partnered with US-based Identiv to encode the RFID chips in its line of biometric smart cards. In a statement announcing…

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Mitek Launches Mobile Biometric ID Verification System for Online Loan Applications

Mitek Launches Mobile Biometric ID Verification System for Online Loan Applications

At this week’s FinovateFall conference, Mitek has announced a new solution tailored for the fintech crowd. Called Mobile Verify for Lending, it’s a simple user verification system for online loan applications. When an applicant requests a loan from a desktop browser, they are then taken to their online banking service and asked to log in.…

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How the iPhone X’s Face ID Is Shaking Up Consumer Electronics

How the iPhone X’s Face ID Is Shaking Up Consumer Electronics

There was plenty to be excited about in Apple’s announcement of the iPhone X – mostly in the positive sense, other than the price tag – but one aspect that has caught quite a lot of attention is the smartphone’s Face ID facial recognition system, which replaces Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning system on the…

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Behavioral Biometrics Can Counter Same Day ACH Fraud: BioCatch

Behavioral Biometrics Can Counter Same Day ACH Fraud: BioCatch

As the US shifts this week to Same Day ACH for debit payments, BioCatch is making the case for behavioral biometrics to help prevent a likely uptick in fraud. With the rule change, which takes effect tomorrow, banks are required to provide two settlement windows per day for transactions made through the standard Automated Clearing…

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NEC Showcases Wares, Services Facility at GovernmentWare 2017

NEC Showcases Wares, Services Facility at GovernmentWare 2017

NEC Asia Pacific is a Gold sponsor of the 26th GovernmentWare conference in Singapore, and will be on hand to show off its solutions for government security. Its biometric offerings will play a large role, with NEC’s NeoFace Watch offering realtime facial recognition for video surveillance, and NeoFace Image demonstrating how facial recognition can be…

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