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G+D Mobile Security and Samsung SDS develop mobile ID solution 22 February 2018

G+D Mobile Security has developed a biometric solution for authentication of mobile banking and payment services powered by Samsung SDS Nexsign software. 


BSI certifies image quality of Jenetric's Livetouch Quattro 21 February 2018

Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has certified the image quality of the tenprint scanner from German biometrics company Jenetric, the Livetouch Quattro.


MeReal enters biometrics partnership 21 February 2018

Security technology company MeReal Biometrics has announced a new partnership with French access control and security solution provider EuroStation.


Sydney Airport to trial biometric boarding 21 February 2018

Sydney Airport's international terminal will begin trials of biometric boarding in May.


Credence ID announces CredenceTWO 21 February 2018

Biometrics firm Credence ID has announced CredenceTWO, a device that integrates a full-fingerprint scanner with a smartcard reader.


Dutch police use facial recognition to ID 93 suspects 20 February 2018

Police in the Netherlands have lauded the results of face recognition software in matching suspects.


Panasonic to launch face recognition server software 20 February 2018

Panasonic Corporation has announced that it will release face recognition server software using deep learning technology in July 2018 outside Japan and in August 2018 in Japan.


Australian college installs fingerprint tech 20 February 2018

Ellenbrook Secondary College in Western Australia is having a new biometric technology system installed to manage student attendance and communicate with parents.


LifeMed ID agrees partnership with ImageWare 19 February 2018

Partnership agreement combines LifeMed ID's AIMe with ImageWare’s GoVerifyID.


Queensland to bring in biometric law 19 February 2018

Australian state Queensland has introduced legislation to enable its participation a new new national facial biometrics matching scheme.


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Latest Special Features

Apple Pay - What do we know? 23 September 2014

In this paper, independent transaction security experts UL describe what is known about Apple Pay in both a technical and organizational context, as well as what questions still remain to be answered. 


What is the Apex Air Entry and Exit Re-Engineering project? 03 July 2014

A question and answer session designed to answer questions about the Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-Engineering (AEER) project and its integration of biometrics


iPhone 5S: heralding a paradigm shift? 27 November 2013

In drafting this statement, the EAB seeks to offer the suppliers of mobile devices, service operators and the user a perspective on how to assess this kind of technology - and in particular its security and usability.


EAB Contribution to Horizon 2020 consultations 01 October 2013

An outline of some key research priorities and objectives are presented as input to the preliminary consultations surrounding the theme of Trustworthy ICT within the Horizon 2020 programme.


Intelligence and Efficiency through On-Demand Media Analysis using Face Recognition 01 August 2013

The accuracy of face recognition has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. This, coupled with the massive increase in the creation of digital media and the availability of cheap computing, now provides authorities with the ability to bulk ingest and process media in an automated fashion. Carl Gohringer, one of Planet Biometrics' Expert Panel members reports.


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