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NEC to provide facial recognition technology for Mitsui Fudosan hotels 03 February 2020

NEC has announced it will provide a "Smart Hospitality Service" utilizing facial recognition technology for "Sequence", a newly developed hotel brand by Mitsui Fudosan and Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management.


Amazon working on palm technology for retail 23 January 2020

Amazon is working on new checkout terminals that would allow shoppers to make payments using biometric data found on their palm prints rather than having to whip out a credit or debit card, according to the Wall Street Journal.


Biometrics to become box-office in year ahead: Equifax 22 January 2020

Taking stock of the identity verification landscape, Keith McGill, Head of Fraud & ID at Equifax, expects rapid adoption of biometrics in 2020 as it enters the mainstream


China launches facial recognition car rental service 20 January 2020

China has launched a new blockchain-based initiative to eliminate the tedious process of renting a car. 


UK Police target football fans with facial recognition cameras 13 January 2020

Police have vowed to use live facial recognition surveillance at a local football match in Wales – this Sunday’s Cardiff City v Swansea City game. Fans, rights campaigners and a Police and Crime Commissioner have criticised the move as “a step too far”.

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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