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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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NEXT Biometrics completes tests on lower cost chip 23 March 2017

Norwegian biometrics firm NEXT Biometrics has announced it completed testing of its new ASIC, the A2, a custom-built chip that it says will significantly reduce company production costs.  


Judge rejects Google's argument in face recognition case 23 March 2017

A federal judge in Chicago has rejected an attempt by Google to throw out a case linked to face recognition and scanned photographs.


Uber introduces face recognition safety feature in South Africa 23 March 2017

Ride-hailing app Uber has introduced a new face recognition feature to help secure passengers in South Africa.


Australia to place biometrics at centre of digital ID programme 22 March 2017

A digital identity programme in Australia will likely use face recognition as a key element of its security.


Philippines bank launches platform with Daon biometrics authentication 22 March 2017

A bank in the Philippines bank has launched a new digital platform using biometric authentication developed by Daon.


Samsung Pay launches in India 22 March 2017

Biometrics backed mobile payment service Samsung Pay has launched in India.


Facial recognition for ancient twin spurs museum interest 22 March 2017

A museum in Quebec is using a simple face recognition tool to match 21st century website visitors with ancient lookalikes.


Fingerprint Cards expects weaker first quarter 21 March 2017

Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprint Cards has said revenue is set to fall more than 50 percent in the first quarter, and that it will therefore withdraw its proposal of a dividend for 2016.


Neurotechnology releases new version of SentiVeillance 21 March 2017

Lithuanian identity technology firm Neurotechnology has announced the release of the SentiVeillance 6.0 software development kit (SDK).


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.


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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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