The Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News: March 16-22

The Week's Most-Read Biometrics News: March 16-22

This week’s most-read articles on FindBiometrics cover a range of topics, including liveness detection, security in the Internet of Things, and even a bit of biometrics controversy.

First, though, some good news. Despite incursions from facial recognition in the wake of Apple’s launch of Face ID, the overall fingerprint biometrics market is going to continue to see strong growth over the next several years, according to a new report from ABI Research:

Fingerprint Biometrics Market to See Solid Growth Through 2023: ABI Research

As for this week’s controversy, it concerns Microsoft, which responded to allegations that it had provided facial recognition technology used in a repressive surveillance program in China:

Implicated in Chinese Surveillance Program, Microsoft Denies Official Ties

The latest news from FaceTec, meanwhile, is far less controversial. The company has published a new White Paper laying out the importance of liveness detection in biometric authentication:

New FaceTec White Paper Spotlights Crucial Need For Biometric Liveness Detection

Also uncontroversial is SensibleVision’s appointment of a new Senior Vice President:

New SensibleVision VP to Focus on APAC Expansion

And finally, IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon got some attention with his thoughts on the need for biometric authentication in the Internet of Things’ growing ecosystem of devices – the first in a new blog series on IDEX’s website:

IDEX: Biometric Authentication Will Be Vital for IoT Security

March 22, 2019 – by Alex Perala