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Border expert suggests alternatives to Trump's ‘travel ban’ 16 February 2017

Former 9/11 commission border counsel and special counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Janice Kephart has said that a ‘travel ban’ section of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order “is unnecessary and discriminatory”.


Precise Biometrics software in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X 16 February 2017

Swedish fingerprint software and hardware developer Precise Biometrics has revealed that its mobile solution has been integrated in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X.


IDEX enters agreement with Chinese distributor 16 February 2017

Norwegian fingerprint sensor firm IDEX has entered a distribution deal with Chinese company Comtech.


MePin adds biometric layer to authentication platform 16 February 2017

Finnish customer authentication firm MePin has added biometric security to its it's MePIN Universal Authentication platform.

Features

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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