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FindBiometrics Announces Biometric Law Enforcement Webinar

FindBiometrics Announces Biometric Law Enforcement Webinar

–Register Now for the Biometric Law Enforcement Webinar– Spread the word: Tweet The next generation of law enforcement is here. It is digital, it is mobile, and it is biometric. Biometric livescan has streamlined biometric data collection; massive databases of biometric data, working in tandem with mobile biometric readers, are bringing new efficiencies to policing in…

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Iris Scanning May Be Next Wave Of Mobile Biometrics

Iris Scanning May Be Next Wave Of Mobile Biometrics

Despite its massive recall, Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 smartphone could help to pioneer the next wave in mobile biometrics—iris scanning. That’s a potential implication of a new forecast from ABI Research. Citing the high-profile Note7, the firm predicts that in 2o21, the number of smartphones shipping with iris scanning technology will come to nearly 300 million.…

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Nequi Adopts IdentityX Biometric Login

Nequi Adopts IdentityX Biometric Login

“Daon’s platform… will allow Nequi users to log in via facial recognition, bolstered with its built-in liveness detection feature.” Columbian financial services company Nequi is taking advantage of Daon‘s IdentityX biometric identification platform for mobile user authentication. The company offers a mobile platform that lets users transfer money to each other and organize their accounts with commercial banks. It’s…

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Synaptics Now Sampling Under-Glass Sensor

Synaptics Now Sampling Under-Glass Sensor

Synaptics has announced that its Natural ID FS4500 fingerprint sensor has gone into sampling. The six-by-six millimeter sensor is notable for its under-glass applications, with the capability to function beneath a layer as thick as 300um. In a statement announcing the product’s sampling, Synaptics asserted that “glass buttons are increasingly being adopted on smartphones,” and emphasized…

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NSTIC Announces Six New Projects

NSTIC Announces Six New Projects

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has announced six new initiatives to promote identity security. One project will see the development of a new registration and authentication system for the Florida Department of Revenue’s Child Support Program, while another aims to create…

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Japanese Bank Developing Facial Biometric Payments System

Japanese Bank Developing Facial Biometric Payments System

“It’s a concept similar to a fingerprint scan-based system currently being explored by the Japanese government that would allow tourists to make biometric payments during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics…” One of Japan’s biggest banks, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, or SMFG, is exploring the use of facial recognition as a substitute for payment cards, reports The Yomiuri…

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Biometric System to Fight Driver ID Fraud in Saskatchewan

Biometric System to Fight Driver ID Fraud in Saskatchewan

The provincial government of Saskatchewan, Canada, is getting ready to take advantage of biometric technology to help fight identity fraud. Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has announced that it will use facial recognition to help prevent the production of duplicate and fraudulent driver licenses. For the province’s drivers, the measure won’t be noticeable; it’s work is…

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South Korean Banks to Enable Iris Authentication Via Note7

South Korean Banks to Enable Iris Authentication Via Note7

Two South Korean banks are already preparing to take advantage of the iris scanning capability of Samsung’s latest flagship mobile device. KEB Hana Bank and Woori Bank have announced that they will allow customers to access mobile accounts via the Galaxy Note7’s iris scanning feature. Many banks already support mobile biometric authentication via fingerprint scan,…

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Terrorism, Migration Concerns Driving Border Authorities to Biometrics: Acuity

Terrorism, Migration Concerns Driving Border Authorities to Biometrics: Acuity

Increasing concerns about terrorism and mass migration are helping to drive government adoption of biometric border screening, reports Acuity Market Intelligence. The market research firm says that there are currently about 690 million biometric ePassports and 390 million biometric visas in circulation around the world; meanwhile over two billion biometric national IDs are also in…

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INTERVIEW: Opus Research’s Dan Miller

INTERVIEW: Opus Research’s Dan Miller

Interview With Dan Miller, Lead Analyst & Founder, Opus Research As connectivity speeds up and spreads out, security and authentication are becoming prime concerns in the Internet of Things and an increasingly mobile-first society. Addressing these concerns, we see voice biometrics and intelligent authentication solutions on the rise. Dan Miller, lead analyst and founder of…

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Sensory’s LPSD Tech Gains Traction Among Chip Makers

Sensory’s LPSD Tech Gains Traction Among Chip Makers

Sensory Inc.‘s Low Power Sound Detector (LPSD) technology is starting to take off among chip manufacturers. The company says that companies including DSP Group, Knowles, and QuickLogic have all integrated the technology in their products, and that more are in the pipeline. The LPSD technology is one of the keys to Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree solution, which…

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Mid-Year Update Shows Realization of Predicted Trends for 2016: HID Global

Mid-Year Update Shows Realization of Predicted Trends for 2016: HID Global

HID Global is offering a mid-year update to the 2016 trends the company predicted at the start of the year. Looking at its first prediction—the continuing ‘mobilizing’ of security—the company says there is growing demand for mobile security options. As a recent example, HID Global points to its CityPoint office building deployment in London, which…

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INTERVIEW: Smartmatic’s Robert Cook

INTERVIEW: Smartmatic’s Robert Cook

Although electronic voting is still seen by some as a thing of the future, there are experts in the field with decade’s worth of experience under their belt. This is the case of Robert Cook, Global Administration Sales Operations VP for Smartmatic. For the last 38 years, Mr. Cook has been involved in the adoption…

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Biometrics and Identity Management At MWC Shanghai on Day 1

Biometrics and Identity Management At MWC Shanghai on Day 1

Today in Shanghai, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill took the Mobile World Congress stage to moderate the Identity & Personalisation Keynote Session. The first of two FindBiometrics moderated sessions, the event began with an introduction from O’Neill before some of the biggest names in mobility spoke on the topics of identity, security, and network infrastructure. “Biometrics…

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News Roundup: On Our Way To China

News Roundup: On Our Way To China

Last week at FindBiometrics we saw Border Control & National ID Month culminate in the expert webinar, Biometrics and the New Era of National Security and Border Control. Our featured topics were in the industry news too as we began preparations to head to China, where this week we will be bringing you reporting from the…

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WEBINAR: Voice Biometrics in a Hyper-Connected World

WEBINAR: Voice Biometrics in a Hyper-Connected World

Today, May 25, 2016, marked the webcast of FindBiometrics’ latest webinar, Voice Biometrics in a Hyper-Connected World. Moderator Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, welcomed back Dan Miller, founder and lead analyst of Opus Research, to present his latest research on Intelligent Assistant and Intelligent Authentication technology before joining an expert panel—Emilio Martinez, CEO, AGNITIO, and…

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Are Mobility, Biometrics and Physical Access Intersecting?

Are Mobility, Biometrics and Physical Access Intersecting?

This year’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas was a hit, and mobile identity played an important role this year, with virtual badge technology hogging the spotlight on the exhibition floor. Companies like MicroStrategy, HID Global,  and Allegion were demonstrating solutions that brought physical access credentials into the BYOD arena. – Registration for the Webinar Biometrics,…

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Money20/20 Europe: MasterCard and Digital Identity

Money20/20 Europe: MasterCard and Digital Identity

Money20/20 Europe kicked off yesterday in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Mobile ID World was there with our sister site FindBiometrics. In the morning, Anne Cairns, president of International Markets at MasterCard, took the keynote stage to talk about the company’s role in spreading financial inclusion around the world, some of the challenges in the endeavor, and the technologies that…

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INTERVIEW: John Che, President and CEO, ZKTeco

INTERVIEW: John Che, President and CEO, ZKTeco

Recently, Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiomterics, interviewed John Che, president and CEO of ZKTeco, a global provider of biometric access control and time & attendance solutions. The conversation begins with talk of how well the company performed in 2015 and the launch of its new division, ZKAccess. It goes on to detail the global markets,…

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News Roundup: The Next Wave in Mobile Biometrics

News Roundup: The Next Wave in Mobile Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics Mobile Biometrics Month 2016 continued as we counted down the days to our exclusive expert webinar, Mobile Revolution 2.0: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT. We featured two industry interviews, saw some major product announcements, and heard another call for better liveness detection on smartphones. Mobile Biometric Month This coming Friday marks our free new webinar, Mobile Revolution 2.0:…

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