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Fingerprints becomes a member of Eurosmart 22 September 2017

Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprints has been accepted as an executive member of the international association Eurosmart.


Digital Barriers using SmartVis Tripwire face recognition system 22 September 2017

Surveillance technology firm Digital Barriers has revealed that it is using a SmartVis Tripwire face recognition system.


Launch of Singapore's biometric terminal draws closer 22 September 2017

More details have emerged of the cutting-edge biometric passenger system that will be deployed at Terminal 4 of Singapore's Changi Airport. 


UK consumers would welcome in-store biometric payments 22 September 2017

A survey of consumers in the UK has found that almost two thirds would be open to the concept of paying for goods with biometric authentication.

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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