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The Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News: March 9-15

The Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News: March 9-15

Facial recognition proved to be the hot topic with respect to this week’s most-read articles on FindBiometrics, though a couple of other important trends also shared the spotlight. One of the latter was the ongoing integration of biometric technologies into consumer laptops and PCs, in this case from Microsoft: Microsoft Patents a Windows Key Fingerprint…

Aware Weighs In On Device- Vs. Server-Based Authentication

Aware Weighs In On Device- Vs. Server-Based Authentication

As the debate rages on between advocates for server-side biometric authentication and those who promote an on-device approach, Aware has issued a new white paper aimed at giving each side its due. Entitled “Mobile Biometric Authentication: Pros and Cons of Server and Device-Based”, the paper takes the position that there are advantages and disadvantages to…

IBIA Questions Academic Rigor of Georgetown University Biometric Exit Critique

IBIA Questions Academic Rigor of Georgetown University Biometric Exit Critique

A recent academic paper that was highly critical of the use of facial recognition technology at airport departure gates prominently featured “factually incorrect and misleading statements”, argues a new analysis from the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA). The IBIA assessed the Georgetown University Center on Privacy & Technology’s “Not Ready for Takeoff: Face Scans…

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…

EyeLock Offers Solution to Server-Side Biometrics Vulnerability

EyeLock Offers Solution to Server-Side Biometrics Vulnerability

Iris scanning specialist EyeLock says it has developed a more secure cloud-based biometric authentication system. Employing both EyeLock’s patent-pending BioTag protocol and sophisticated AI, the system is detailed in a new whitepaper entitled “What You Should Know About Biometrics in the Cloud”. The aim is to offer a biometric authentication system that also incorporates two…

IBIA Urges Uber and Lyft to Accept Biometric Background Checks for Drivers

IBIA Urges Uber and Lyft to Accept Biometric Background Checks for Drivers

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is urging unregulated taxi services Uber and Lyft to accept fingerprint-based background checks for their drivers. In a new white paper, the organization argues that the companies’ reliance on biographic background checks and their refusal to make use of the criminal databases associated with program’s like the FBI’s Rap…