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This section reports on where biometric technologies are being applied. It includes news and information on biometrics being used in schools, hospitals, banks, governments, military battlefields and more…To narrow your search further please choose a specific category in the blue bar above.

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Malaysian bank integrates face, voice recognition into app 22 November 2017

Malaysia's MayBank has launched a facial and voice recognition security authentication service in the Maybank2u App.

CyberExtruder announces the release of Aureus 3D Version 5.8 21 November 2017

New Jersey-based CyberExtruder has announced the release of a new verison of its 3D face recognition solution.

Russian team develops continuous authentication system 21 November 2017

A research team from Russia's Institute of Cyber Intelligence Systems at the National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) has developed a new system of continuous authentication for smartphones based on behavioral biometrics.

Sensory partners with Fujitsu on face biometrics for banking, retail 21 November 2017

Human interface solutions firm Sensory plans to link up with with Fujitsu on face biometrics for banking, retail and enterprise.

Victoria taking lead in Oz facial biometric system 21 November 2017

The Australian state Victoria plans to take a lead in giving the federal government access to its database of drivers licence images when a national facial biometric matching capability goes live next year.

BIO-key in Asia appointment 21 November 2017

Biometric software and hardware systems firm  BIO-key has announced the appointment of Hong Kong-based  Fabian Shin to BIO-key’s board of directors.

Italian firm to use face recognition with driver-less cars 21 November 2017

An Italian firm plans to use face recognition with autonomous vehicles.

South Korean banks wary of Face ID 20 November 2017

Bucking a global trend, banks in South Korea say the iPhone's Face ID is not secure enough.

HRW warns over big data in China 20 November 2017

Human Rights Watch has warned China is developing a "big brother" system that combines biometric and surveillance data.

Biometrics to replace PIN code in Nigeria 20 November 2017

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has advised hat with the Bank Verification Number (BVN) in place, biometrics will soon be used for transactions on the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) instead of the existing pin code.

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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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