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Iris Corp wants to partner with Zwipe on biometric smartcards 21 April 2017

Malaysian biometric and identity firm Iris Corp has revealed plans to partner with Norway's Zwipe for biometric smartcard venture.

Google Home to use voice recognition for different accounts 21 April 2017

The voice-controlled home assistant Google Home now features voice recognition to distinguish between several user accounts.

Indian pupils cheat biometric system with glue 21 April 2017

Students at a Mumbai chemical college succeeded in spoofing a fingerprint attendance device with fake fingerprints.

Smartmatic: Face recognition is a candidate for UK voting 21 April 2017

Biometric election tech firm Smartmatic say a face recognition app could make voting more accessible for Brits, as the country prepares for a snap election.


Guest blog: Physical attributes versus behavioural patterns – The privacy debate

There are several factors companies must consider before relying on physical biometric technology to authenticate users in an online environment

Iris solution helps refugees glimpse a brighter future

In Jordan, a biometrics-backed project launched by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is helping Syrian refugees lead a normal life.  

World Bank, Accenture outline universal ID vision for developing nations

ID solutions firm Accenture and the World Bank have published a study into how universal ID and biometrics can foster financial inclusion and improve vital services in developing countries.

Feature: Smartphone security – It’s all in the eyes

Iris scanners are increasingly becoming a key focus for mobile device manufacturers as they look for that convenient and secure method to make sure users can keep their devices protected. 

Feature: Mobile identity and unlocking the DNA of trust

For financial service providers this  presents significant opportunities to better engage with customers in a much more personalised way, 

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