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Suprema launches new access solutions 20 April 2018

Suprema has launched the XPass D2 series RF card readers.


Australian state pushes back over face system 20 April 2018

Australia's Victorian government has indicated it is uneasy with the proposed governance arrangements for a new national facial recognition matching service.

 


Biometrics help the world's unbanked 20 April 2018

About seven out of every 10 adults worldwide now have some form of bank account, the World Bank said Thursday, largely because of the proliferation of cellphone-based bank accounts.


Samsung Galaxy S9 features Egis sensor 20 April 2018

Egis Technology has announced the integration of its innovative Swipe Enroll and market-proven ET510 fingerprint solution on Samsung's latest premium smartphone

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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