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Google introduces new biometric authentication API for Android 21 June 2018

Google has announced developers can start using the BiometricPrompt API to integrate biometric authentication into their apps.


Plurilock partners with Carahsoft 21 June 2018

Plurilock Security Solutions and Carahsoft Technology have announced a partnership making Plurilock's identity assurance solution available to the public sector.


Princeton Identity’s reports praise for eldery care iris system 21 June 2018

Princeton Identity has reported positive publicity after it deployed iris recognition technology in a care home.


EU to update fingerprint database for asylum seekers 20 June 2018

The European Union (EU) has agreed to include more data on asylum seekers and irregular migrants in its database.

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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