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US Senators introduce commercial face recognition bill 18 March 2019

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Brian Schatz (Hawaii), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, have introduced the Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019. 


BlackBerry Cylance to launch biometrics offering 05 March 2019

BlackBerry Cylance, a business unit of BlackBerry, has announced the introduction of CylancePERSONA, the first proactive endpoint behavioral analytics solution.


EU council and parliament reach agreement on biometric ID cards 04 March 2019

The EU Council and Parliament have reaching provisional agreements on new rules for the introduction of mandatory biometric national identity cards, reports Statewatch.


Fingerprints announces new payments platform 19 February 2019

Biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards has announced a Biometric Software Platform for payments, named FPC-BEP, targeting payment cards, wearables and USB dongles. 


IDEX teams up with Goldpac for biometric smart cards 31 January 2019

Partnership to launch dual-interface biometric smart cards to customers in China and beyond. 

Features

Guest Post: Digital ID - Biometrics are the key to marrying security and convenience

Only biometrics can unify the age-old opposing forces of user-experience and digital security, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute. When it happens, the effect will be remarkable.


Feature: Smartphone security – It’s all in the eyes

Iris scanners are increasingly becoming a key focus for mobile device manufacturers as they look for that convenient and secure method to make sure users can keep their devices protected. 


Feature: Biometrics for high-value services: Opportunities, obstacles and breakthroughs

The switch to biometric authentication, overwhelmingly supported by users who appreciate its speed and ease of use, is a real game-changer that should not be taken lightly.


Mobile identity and wearables: You are what you wear

Traditional single factor or multi-factor authentication solutions are neither convenient nor secure enough in a world where common authentication methods are needed across a wide range of endpoint devices. 


Samsung mounts biometric offensive on Apple with S6 sensor, Samsung Pay

The Samsung Galaxy S6’s fingerprint sensor has been singled out for praise by tech critics – especially over its swipe-based predecessor.


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