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Beijing temple turns face recognition on toilet paper thieves 21 March 2017

A temple in Beijing has installed a face recognition device to ensure that no one takes more than their fair share of toilet paper.

Fingerprint tech used to secure clinical trials 14 March 2017

Clinical research solutions firm Celerion has implemented biometric tech to ensure the identities of people undertaking the trials it organises.

connect:ID 2017 to explore biometric entry/exit issues 16 February 2017

Secure identity technology event connect:ID 2017 is set to host a high-profile stakeholder debate on the long-awaited implementation of a biometric exit programme in the US. 

Vision-Box highlights role in Schiphol face recognition pilot 09 February 2017

Portuguese identity firm Vision-Box has noted that its technology is being used in a key face recognition pilot in the Netherland’s Schiphol airport.

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NEC develops prototype fingerprint sensing device for newborns, infants

Japanese technology firm NEC has revealed a prototype fingerprint sensing device for newborns and infants, following work pioneered by biometrics expert Anil Jain.

Biometric Institute marks 15th anniversary

The Biometrics Institute has marked its 15-year anniversary by restating its commitment to promoting the responsible use of biometrics as an independent user group.

DHS S&T picks 10 start-ups for first responder innovation

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has chosen 10 startup companies, including one focused on biometrics, to work on innovation surrounding first responder scenarios.

Mexico’s Banco Inbursa deploys FacePhi solution

Spanish biometrics firm FacePhi has revealed that the Mexican bank, Banco Inbursa, plans to use its FacePhi facial biometric solution for mobile authentication.

Scientists use body to transmit biometric authentication

A team of University of Washington computer scientists and electrical engineers have devised a way to send secure passwords through the human body, potentially linking to biometric authentication.

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Waving goodbye to queues with your fingerprint?

Advanced optical biometric devices that read fingerprints at walking speed, as users wave their hands through scanners, promise to resolve speed issues raised by previous biometric authentication methods. But experts caution that it may not be so straightforward.

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