biometric authentication

Year in Review: ‘Friction’ is Still a Bad Word

Year in Review: ‘Friction’ is Still a Bad Word

It was at the 2018 Money20/20 event in Las Vegas that a quip about the importance of frictionless user experiences started to become a kind of meme in the world of FinTech: “Friction is the new F-word,” the saying goes. It was hard to disagree with the sentiment. In the world of financial services, a…

GenKey, World Bank Collaborate on Biometric ID System in Niger

GenKey, World Bank Collaborate on Biometric ID System in Niger

Biometric technology company GenKey has announced a partnership with the World Bank and the Government of Niger to set up a nationwide biometric registration system for all of Niger’s civil servants. With its primary goal being to create a better way to help manage the careers of those registered, the system will also include students…

Ghana’s Electoral Commission Says Biometric Voting System Could Save Millions of Dollars

Ghana’s Electoral Commission Says Biometric Voting System Could Save Millions of Dollars

Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) has released a statement saying the implementation of a new biometric voter management system (BVMS) could save the country millions of dollars when compared to upgrading the current system. Dr. Yaw Ofori-Adjei, the IT consultant to the EC, said the cost of maintaining the country’s old biometric system was $74.36 million,…

Q5id Launches ‘Proven Identity Management’ Solution

Q5id Launches ‘Proven Identity Management’ Solution

Newly-formed identity verification solution provider Q5id has announced the launch of its new multi-factor Proven Identity Management (PIM) biometric identification technology. Q5id uses a combination of biometric and live real-time authentication to prove an individual’s identity for secure digital transactions. With identity fraud being a major concern for both consumers and businesses, Q5id hopes to…

Vancouver Gets World’s First Biometric Opioid Vending Machine

Vancouver Gets World’s First Biometric Opioid Vending Machine

As part of the MySafe Project, the City of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is the site of the world’s first biometric opioid vending machine deployment. The MySafe Project is an initiative implemented as a response to an opioid crisis that has led to more than 5,000 deaths since 2016, when a public health emergency was declared…

Will Fingerprint Biometrics Come to the Apple Pencil?

Will Fingerprint Biometrics Come to the Apple Pencil?

A new patent filed by Apple suggests that there may be a future version of the Apple Pencil that will be equipped with a biometric fingerprint scanner, advanced gesture support and perhaps even a camera. The first generation of the Apple Pencil was launched in 2015 with that year’s iPad Pro model, with a refresh…

Autonomous_ID Adds Denis R. Hebert to Chairman’s Advisory Board

Autonomous_ID Adds Denis R. Hebert to Chairman’s Advisory Board

Autonomous_ID, a developer of gait-based biometric identification systems, has announced that Denis R. Hebert has joined its Chairman’s Advisory Board. Hebert, who will join the Board as a principal advisor on biometric identity and access control systems, joins Autonomous_ID with decades of experience working in the industry. “I am honored to welcome Denis to the…

Beijing Railway Adds Facial Recognition to Help with Spring Festival Travel

Beijing Railway Adds Facial Recognition to Help with Spring Festival Travel

Facial recognition software has been installed in 30 self-service ticket machines by Beijing Railway in anticipation of the increase in travellers for the Spring Festival. With more than 8.34 million passengers expected to use the railway to make it to festival events — which began last week — officials are looking to facial recognition to…

Google Begins Testing Biometric Authentication For Autofill on Android and Chrome

Google Begins Testing Biometric Authentication For Autofill on Android and Chrome

Google has begun testing the addition of a layer of biometric authentication for its Google Autofill feature for use with Android and Google Chrome. With the release of Android Oreo (8.0) in 2017, Google also launched the Autofill API, which allowed third-party password manager apps the ability to offer an autofill service on Android devices,…

AuthenTrend Brings FIDO-Certified Fingerprint Solutions to CES 2020

AuthenTrend Brings FIDO-Certified Fingerprint Solutions to CES 2020

AuthenTrend has announced that it will be one of the Taiwanese startups showcasing its wares at the Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) at CES 2020. The company is best known for its fingerprint-enabled security keys, which have primarily been leveraged for identity and access management and are intended as a more secure alternative to passwords. “Our…

Worldline to Debut Pay by Face System in New York

Worldline to Debut Pay by Face System in New York

European payment and transaction services company Worldline has announced that it will be debuting its new ‘pay by face’ system at the National Retail Federation Expo in New York later this month. The biometric payment system was developed by Swiss cyber-security startup OneVisage, the winner of Worldline’s e-Payments Challenge, which was held in mid-September in…

Skypatrol Leverages Ipsidy Access for New Biometric Truck Lock

Skypatrol Leverages Ipsidy Access for New Biometric Truck Lock

The fleet management company Skypatrol has integrated Ipsidy’s mobile authentication tech into a new line of biometric locks designed specifically for the trucking industry. The SkyOne lock is opened with a facial recognition scan performed through the Ipsidy Access app, which allows companies to ensure that only enrolled and authorized users are able to gain…

Japanese IT Firm Brings BioSig-ID Gesture Recognition to VR Payments

Japanese IT Firm Brings BioSig-ID Gesture Recognition to VR Payments

“As partners with TIS INTEC Group, one of Japan’s largest IT companies we were pleased to develop a new VR payment system using BioSig-ID’s passwordless biometrics. With this new way to authenticate identity in VR, participating companies can increase sales without leaving the VR space.” – Jeff Maynard, CEO and Founder, Biometric Signature ID A major…

Zwipe Founder Departs Company’s Board

Zwipe Founder Departs Company’s Board

Zwipe‘s founder and former CEO has left the company, the biometrics specialist has announced. Kim Humborstad launched the fingerprint sensor firm in 2009, and served as it’s chief executive until 2018, when he moved into a role as the company’s Chief Growth Officer and the Deputy Chairman of its board of directors. Last month, Humborstad…

Mastercard Identity Check Authentication Service Now Available to Federal Bank Customers in India

Mastercard Identity Check Authentication Service Now Available to Federal Bank Customers in India

Mastercard has announced a partnership with Federal Bank that will see its Mastercard Identity Check (MIC) platform become available for its customers throughout India. The EMV 3-D Secure MIC platform allows for biometric identification, giving card-holders the added security of two-factor authentication, which Mastercard says decreases instances of online shopping cart abandonment and reduces cases…

Dashlane’s “Worst Password Offenders” List Underlines Continued Need for Strong Authentication

Dashlane’s “Worst Password Offenders” List Underlines Continued Need for Strong Authentication

The credential management company (and FIDO Alliance member) Dashlane is once again calling attention to bad password practices with the release of its fourth annual “Worst Password Offenders” list. The list identifies individuals and organizations that made particularly high-profile password mistakes at some point in 2019. Some of the blunders are attributable to basic human…

Isorg ‘On-Display’ Solution Can Scan Four Fingerprints at Once

Isorg ‘On-Display’ Solution Can Scan Four Fingerprints at Once

The fingerprint biometrics specialist Isorg has announced that it will be demoing its full-screen Fingerprint-on-Display (FoD) module at CES 2020 in January. The multi-finger system has been built specifically for smartphones, and can authenticate users based on as many as four fingerprints at the same time. The module itself is 0.3mm thick, making it easy…

NIST Launches Three New Biometric Databases to Aid Identity Verification Research

NIST Launches Three New Biometric Databases to Aid Identity Verification Research

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the release of three new biometric databases aimed at helping accelerate the development of more secure and accurate biometric identification systems. The databases — knows as SD 300, SD 301, and SD 302 — contain different types of biometric data collected at different times including…

New Apple Patent Describes In-Display Touch ID

New Apple Patent Describes In-Display Touch ID

Apple has been awarded a patent for an optical sensor that could be used for an under-display fingerprint scanner in a future iPhone, and a report from Patently Apple says the same sensor technology is already in use the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. While previous iPhones with fingerprint scanners used capacitive sensors, this patent calls…

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