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Federal Workers on Capitol Hill Get Biometric Security, Care of BIO-key

Federal Workers on Capitol Hill Get Biometric Security, Care of BIO-key

“In this environment, any device could contain confidential information that might be considered harmful if it were to get into the wrong hands and potentially put our country at great risk.” – Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key BIO-key‘s biometric authentication solutions are now helping to secure the digital assets of employees in the legislative branch of…

MarketsandMarkets Forecasts $4.3 Billion Iris Recognition Market

MarketsandMarkets Forecasts $4.3 Billion Iris Recognition Market

Biometrics News – Iris Recognition MarketsandMarkets has released a new report that predicts that the iris recognition market will climb from $2.3 billion to $4.3 billion between 2019 and 2024. The figure represents a CAGR of 13.2 percent. The research firm attributes the projected growth to the need for strong security in both the public and the…

Showcase Cinemas Use Biometrics to Measure Audience Engagement

Showcase Cinemas Use Biometrics to Measure Audience Engagement

Biometrics News Showcase Cinemas is leveraging biometric technology in an effort to convince people to go to the theater. The cinema chain conducted a study in which it monitored heart rate and skin conductance to measure the audience’s engagement levels during movie screenings, and unsurprisingly concluded that audiences were much more satisfied when watching at…

Neurotechnology Algorithm Earns Top Spot in MINEX III Evaluation

Neurotechnology Algorithm Earns Top Spot in MINEX III Evaluation

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition Neurotechnology’s fingerprint algorithms have bested the competition in the NIST’s latest round of Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX III) testing. The company boasts of the most accurate (and second fastest) fingerprint solution, and topped the leaderboard in both of MINEX’s major interoperability categories. Specifically, Neurotechnology submitted the most interoperable fingerprint template…

SIA Advocates for Facial Recognition in Letter to US Lawmakers

SIA Advocates for Facial Recognition in Letter to US Lawmakers

A large coalition of organizations and trade associations has asked Congress to reconsider public bans on facial recognition technology. The group sent a letter to leading Democrat and Republican lawmakers, encouraging them to establish clear federal guidelines in collaboration with industry representatives. According to the Security Identity Association (SIA), the letter is part of a…

Aratek Takes Aim at China’s Facial Recognition Market with CPSE 2019 Plans

Aratek Takes Aim at China’s Facial Recognition Market with CPSE 2019 Plans

Having recently launched its new TruFace facial recognition solution, Aratek is now looking to target the growing Chinese market for such biometric technology with plans to showcase its solutions at the CPSE 2019 security expo. The event is scheduled to run from October 28th to 31st in Shenzhen. “China’s rapid and continuous growth drives innovation…

SITA Extends Contract for Ghanaian Airport

SITA Extends Contract for Ghanaian Airport

SITA has won a contract to expand its services at Kotoka International Airport in Ghana. The company’s new contract with Ghana Airports Company Limited will see SITA managing all airport passenger processing and baggage management in Terminal 3 over the next five years. SITA already began deploying its systems to the airport a year ago,…

NICE Actimize Adds Three More Companies to X-Sight Marketplace

NICE Actimize Adds Three More Companies to X-Sight Marketplace

NICE Actimize has added three more companies to its rapidly accelerating X-Sight Marketplace. The Marketplace was first unveiled back in July, and provides financial institutions with a roster of approved technology solutions that will reduce the threat of financial crime. After NICE Actimize’s latest announcement, that roster now includes Kingland, Daon, and Au10Tix. Au10Tix is…

HID Global Completes Acquisition of De La Rue ID Business

HID Global Completes Acquisition of De La Rue ID Business

HID Global has completed its acquisition of De La Rue’s international identity solutions business, the company has announced. The latter company is a UK-based manufacturer of passports, bank notes, and tax stamps. When HID Global first announced its plan to buy De La Rue’s identity business back in June, the company noted the latter’s significant…

Daon, USL Partner to Bring Multimodal Authentication to Financial Institutions in Africa

Daon, USL Partner to Bring Multimodal Authentication to Financial Institutions in Africa

Biometrics News – Financial Services Daon and Union Systems Limited (USL) have announced a strategic partnership that will bring Daon’s biometric authentication services via their IdentityX platform to USL’s customers throughout the African market. Daon is a pioneer in methods for secure and convenient cross-channel biometric authentication. Their history of deployments include payment verification, digital…

Chinese Tourist Attraction Uses Facial Recognition to Ration Toilet Paper

Chinese Tourist Attraction Uses Facial Recognition to Ration Toilet Paper

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Tourists and locals visiting Shamian Island in Gaungzhou China may want to learn how to say ‘I can’t spare a square’ in as many languages as possible, as toilet paper dispensers using facial recognition have been implemented at the popular tourist destination. The dispensers are designed to remove two feet…

Consumer Tech Takes the Spotlight in This Week’s Top News Roundup

Consumer Tech Takes the Spotlight in This Week’s Top News Roundup

It’s been another busy week in biometrics, with FindBiometrics’ top articles once again spanning across a range of topics. It is a notably consumer-focused batch, however, with four of the five most-read posts chiefly concerned with tech like smartphones, security keys, and biometric payment cards. Two of the week’s top stories were concerned with the…

UNHCR Uses Iris Biometrics to Register Displaced Syrian Refugees

UNHCR Uses Iris Biometrics to Register Displaced Syrian Refugees

Biometrics News – Iris Recognition The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported that more than 1,600 Syrian refugees have been transported to the Bardarash Refugee Camp in Iraq after fleeing violence in northern Syria. Hundreds more are arriving on a daily basis, though they represent only a small fraction of the 166,000…

Biometrics a Key Factor in Comparitech Ranking of Countries’ Privacy, Surveillance Practices

Biometrics a Key Factor in Comparitech Ranking of Countries’ Privacy, Surveillance Practices

The United States ranks just as poorly as the worst European Union members when it comes to privacy laws and government surveillance, according to a new analysis from Comparitech. Conducted by privacy advocate and tech journalist Paul Bischoff, the analysis scores various countries out of five, with 4.1-5 indicating that a country ‘upholds privacy standards…

CLEAR Provides Access Control for University of Texas Football Stadium

CLEAR Provides Access Control for University of Texas Football Stadium

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition CLEAR has partnered with the University of Texas to introduce biometric screening at the University’s Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. The company will be operating enrollment pods at Gate 25, though anyone interested can begin the process online before heading to the stadium. Once students are enrolled, they…

Finnair and Finavia Seek Seamless Air Travel with SisuID Pilot

Finnair and Finavia Seek Seamless Air Travel with SisuID Pilot

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Finnair and Finavia are working to make air travel more efficient through a partnership with Finland’s Sandbox of Trust. The Sandbox of Trust is a Nixu digital identity pilot that is developing the SisuID platform, an app that links the user’s face to an official identity document. SisuID enables face-based…

Software Patch to Address Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Biometrics Issue

Software Patch to Address Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Biometrics Issue

Samsung is still struggling with the in-display fingerprint sensor on its Galaxy S10 smartphone. The company has announced that it will be rolling out a software patch to address the latest issue, which allows unregistered users to unlock the phone just as easily as the owner. The bug was first reported by a British user…

Panelists Revealed for “Biometrics & Money” Webinar

Panelists Revealed for “Biometrics & Money” Webinar

Biometric technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past couple of decades, delivering transformational change across a number of industries. Financial services definitely stands among those sectors most strongly impacted by this shift. This is owed not just to the significant advances we have seen in biometric technologies themselves, but also to the…

Security Flaw Makes Pixel 4 Face Unlock Vulnerable to Spoofing

Security Flaw Makes Pixel 4 Face Unlock Vulnerable to Spoofing

Google has delivered a sophisticated biometric security feature in its latest Pixel smartphones, but it has a glaring potential flaw: the devices’ Face Unlock system can authenticate a user even if they’re eyes are closed. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL‘s Face Unlock system is otherwise pretty impressive. Taking a cue from Apple, Google…

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