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Canada to fingerprint tax evasion suspects 23 February 2017

The Canadian Revenue Agency has begun fingerprinting tax evasion suspects, creating a database that privacy advocates say could potentially impact on the travel freedoms of those suspects.

BioID launches eye recognition web service 23 February 2017

Cloud biometrics developer BioID has announced the beta release of a new biometric trait it calls eye (periocular) recognition, as part of the BioID Web Service (BWS). 

IDEX releases fourth quarter, year-end results 23 February 2017

Norwegian fingerprint sensor firm IDEX has reported that revenues reached NOK 38.6 million ($4.6 million) last year, up from NOK 0.3 million in 2015. 

Google to include fingerprint scanning on Chrome OS 22 February 2017

Confirming tech speculation, Google has confirmed it is working on a fingerprint unlock feature for Chrome OS.


Interview: John Daugman 01 June 2016

An interview with John Daugman, Professor of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition at Cambridge University, UK.   

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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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