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Speech Recognition Tech to Help German Authorities Identify Origin Countries of Refugees

Speech Recognition Tech to Help German Authorities Identify Origin Countries of Refugees

German officials are planning to use speech recognition technology to help identify the countries of origin of the many migrants applying for refugee status. The Federal Migration Office (BAMF) already employs linguists covering a range of languages, but as of the start of the year faced a backlog of 430,000 refugee applications as the country…

German Minister Seeks Facial Recognition for Airports, Train Stations

German Minister Seeks Facial Recognition for Airports, Train Stations

Germany’s Interior Minister is aiming to implement surveillance technology using facial recognition at the country’s airports and train stations. The official, Thomas de Maiziere, laid out his idea in an article published in the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, in which he suggested it could be used to prevent terror attacks. The proposal comes after two incidents…

German Officials Deploy Crossmatch Tech at Refugee Centers

German Officials Deploy Crossmatch Tech at Refugee Centers

Biometric identity solutions provider Crossmatch is helping German officials to manage the massive influx of refugees to the country. The company has announced that its technology has been deployed by Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF), Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. More specifically, BAMF is using Crossmatch’s Guardian fingerprint scanners to enrol the biometrics…

FIDO Welcomes German Federal Office for Information Security

FIDO Welcomes German Federal Office for Information Security

The FIDO Alliance announced today that the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is officially its newest member, having joined up under the consortium’s government membership program which was launched in June. With Germany on board in the governmental sense, FIDO’s initiative to spread strong online authentication across the globe is even better supported. The…

Gigaset Integrates FPC Tech in New Smartphones

Gigaset Integrates FPC Tech in New Smartphones

Gigaset has announced three new Android smartphones that will feature Fingerprint Cards (FPC) technology. The Gigaset ME Pure, Gigaset ME, and Gigaset ME Pro will all come with a built-in FPC1025 fingerprint sensor. The devices range from the lower-middle to the upper-middle range in price. Their inclusion of fingerprint sensors demonstrates the technology’s increasingly standard presence on…