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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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Nuggets announces 'token sale' for blockchain ID platform 21 September 2017

Digial ID firm Nuggets plans to to hold a token sale to raise capital for ongoing product development and the planned 2018 commercial launch of the biometrics-powered Nuggets platform.

Shanghai turns face recognition on law-breaking cyclists 21 September 2017

Shanghai traffic police are now using facial recognition technology to identify bike users who are filmed violating traffic laws, local media reported on Wednesday. 

Chinese banks install face recognition ATMs 21 September 2017

Chinese banks including the Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) and China Merchants Bank (CMB) have applied face recognition technology to ATMs.

UK firm launches first finger vein retail payments 20 September 2017

British biometric payments company Sthaler announces that its Fingopay technology has been installed on campus at Brunel University London in the onsite Costcutter convenience store. 

Group predicts rise of biometrics in the cloud 20 September 2017

Biometric authentication in the Cloud will increasingly be seen as the foundation for enhancing and securing the customer journey, according to new research by Acuity Market Intelligence.

Insurer selects BIO-key fingerprint security solution 20 September 2017

Biometric firm BIO-key has revealed that a major insurer has selected one its fingerprint security solutions to improve sign-in credentials.

Princeton Identity makes sales appointment 20 September 2017

Biometric tech firm Princeton Identity has welcomed security industry veteran Bob McKee as vice president of Sales and Marketing.

FacePhi enters partnership with Argentinian firm 20 September 2017

Spanish biometrics company FacePhi has entered a partnership deal with Argentinian firm Red Link.

SITA notes success in biometric trial at Boston airport 19 September 2017

Airport IT infrastructure specialists SITA have noted that a biometric trial it launched with US carrier JetBlue has been a success at Boston's main airport.

OT-Morpho insists on sanctity of biometric voting system 19 September 2017

French identity tech firm OT-Morpho insists that a biometric voting system it supplied to Kenya has worked as planned, rejecting opposition claims that polling was rigged.

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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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PayExpo Europe 4-5 October 2017

Homeland Security Week 23-26 October 2017

Security Document Summit 24-25 October 2017

BORDERPOL Global Forum 31 October 2017 - 01 November 2017

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