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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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IDEX enters agreement with Chinese distributor 16 February 2017

Norwegian fingerprint sensor firm IDEX has entered a distribution deal with Chinese company Comtech.

MePin adds biometric layer to authentication platform 16 February 2017

Finnish customer authentication firm MePin has added biometric security to its it's MePIN Universal Authentication platform.

Vision-Box deploys biometric gates at French border of St. Pancras 15 February 2017

Portugese biometric border solutions firm Vision-Box has implemented face recognition-enabled ABC biometric gates at French border for the Eurostar rail link in St Pancras station in London.

The iPhone 8: Apple patents LED-based fingerprint solution 15 February 2017

Apple has patented a new authentication solution for smartphones that would see a range of micro-LEDs used for fingerprint recognition rather than a dedicated sensor.

Face recognition in Missouri shop checks against watchlist 15 February 2017

A network of shops in the US state of Missouri have installed face recognition cameras that can detect if a shopper is wearing a mask or is a previous shoplifter.

Firm developing border avatars with biometrics 15 February 2017

A company from Luxembourg is developing an animated border guard system that could involve avatars questioning passengers at home on their mobile, PCs or tablets, while using facial recognition for security.

FST's IMID integrated with security solution 15 February 2017

Israeli biometrics firm FST, which has developed IMID in-motion visual identification technology, has said the solution has been integrated with AMAG's Symmetry access control.

Antigua attorneys reject national fingerprint database plan 15 February 2017

Senior lawyers have said plans to create a national fingerprint database in the Caribbean island of Antigua could compromise privacy norms.

Santander rolls out voice biometric banking 14 February 2017

UK bank Santander has become the first to allow customers to make account payments using their voice for authentication.

Taliban subject passengers to biometric screening 14 February 2017

The Afghanistan Taliban has used biometric screening devices on bus passengers in the restive Kunduz province, according to local officials. 

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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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