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Smartmatic: Face recognition is a candidate for UK voting 21 April 2017

Biometric election tech firm Smartmatic say a face recognition app could make voting more accessible for Brits, as the country prepares for a snap election.

Mastercard unveils ‘next generation’ biometric card 21 April 2017

Mastercard has revealed a biometric card combining chip technology with fingerprints, with trials underway already in South Africa.

Mobile driving licences coming into sharp focus at connect:ID 2017 20 April 2017

A coming shift towards mobile or digital driving licences that many expect will occur in the next decade – or sooner – will have major ramifications for the identity industry.

NEC solution uses face recognition for mobile onboarding 20 April 2017

Japanese tech firm NEC has announced the launch of new software that uses facial recognition for identity confirmation with mobile services.

Sonavation inks licensing agreement for ultrasound tech 20 April 2017

Florida-based biometrics firm Sonavation has entered a commercial licensing agreement with Analog Devices related to the former's ultrasonic biometric sensor technology.

EyeLock receives patent for mobility identity platforms 20 April 2017

Iris device firm EyeLock has received a patent for mobility identity platforms it has developed.

European Commission clears Morpho acquisition 20 April 2017

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of France-based Morpho by Advent International of the US.

US border security at the heart of connect:ID 2017 20 April 2017

Border security in the USA is about to undergo major change in the wake of President Trump’s election to office, with land, sea, and air borders set to be shaken up with a raft of new or revitalized policies

Analyst says iPhone 8 may not have fingerprint sensor 19 April 2017

A tech analyst has predicted that the next flagship iPhone may not have a fingerprint sensor due to technical issues and delays.

Face recognition could be deployed for biometric exit: US official 19 April 2017

Senior US officials have said that face recognition could emerge as a viable modality for the Trump administration’s planned deployment of a biometric exit programme.

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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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connect:ID 2017 Event supported by Planet Biometrics 1-3 May 2017

ISDEF 2017 6-8 June 2017

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