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South Africa to protect welfare beneficiaries with biometrics 21 August 2017

The South African Social Security Agency wants to put a biometric system in place to prevent fraud from impacting on grant recipients.


Innovatrics ramps up algorithm speed to 1 billion matches per second 21 August 2017

Slovakian biometrics firm Innovatrics has announced that the latest version of its fingerprint matching algorithm has set a new matching speed record of 1.04 billion matches per second.


Zwipe inks deal with South African security provider 18 August 2017

Priority Group, a digital security provider and installer based in South Africa, has chosen Zwipe Access as it’s preferred biometric access control solution. 


Philippines mulling biometrics-based digital ID system 18 August 2017

Philippine officials from its central bank have said that the country is considering a biometrics-based digital ID system similar to India's.

Interview

Interview: Jumio's Robert Prigge on digital ID and biometrics 08 August 2017

Digital ID innovators Jumio took the unique step last month of adding eyeball-tracking biometrics to its mobile solutions.  Planet Biometrics caught up with the company to explore the integration.


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Features

Iris solution helps refugees glimpse a brighter future

In Jordan, a biometrics-backed project launched by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is helping Syrian refugees lead a normal life.  


World Bank, Accenture outline universal ID vision for developing nations

ID solutions firm Accenture and the World Bank have published a study into how universal ID and biometrics can foster financial inclusion and improve vital services in developing countries.


Can biometrics help with Europe’s migrant problem?

The European Union’s plans to use biometrics to identify a flood of migrants arriving in the continent are raising questions over how much “proportionate coercion” will be deemed acceptable in gathering fingerprint data.


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.


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