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Fingerprint Cards is teaming-up with Qualcomm 21 July 2017

Swedish biometrics company Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints) is teaming-up with Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to pre-integrate Fingerprints' FPC1028 biometric fingerprint touch capacitive sensor.


UIDAI Launches ‘mAadhaar’ App 21 July 2017

The Unique Identification Authority of India has launched an app for Android users.


Delta launches biometrics at Reagan Washington National Airport 21 July 2017

US airline Delta launches biometrics at Reagan Washington National Airport.


British bank TSB to offer mobile iris logins to customers 20 July 2017

TSB plans to become the first European bank to offer mobile iris recognition logins to customers. 

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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