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connect:ID 2017 reveals keynote line-up 23 March 2017

The organisers of next-generation identity technology event connect:ID 2017 have announced three senior US government officials who will feature as keynote speakers in the show’s conference.

QiSQi Identification reveals multimodal security app MABIS 23 March 2017

Secure identity company QiSQi Identification Technologies has released a new platform and app called MABIS that can register and identify fingerprints, faces, and irises.

Crossmatch names former RSA exec for Authentication Market Director post 23 March 2017

Biometrics and identity solutions firm Crossmatch has appointed Jeff Carpenter as market director for authentication.

NEXT Biometrics completes tests on lower cost chip 23 March 2017

Norwegian biometrics firm NEXT Biometrics has announced it completed testing of its new ASIC, the A2, a custom-built chip that it says will significantly reduce company production costs.  


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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