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BIO-key showcasing mobile multi-factor authentication at MWC 03 March 2015

Fingerprint ID firm BIO-key plans to highlight the latest advances in its mobile authentication ecosystem at Mobile World Congress in Spain this week.

'Invisibility glasses' disrupt Facebook tagging tech 03 March 2015

Security firm AVG has revealed glasses at Pepcom in Barcelona that can potentially disrupt the facial recognition technology being used by surveillance cameras and Facebook.

Identity thieves exploiting Apple Pay security gap: Report 03 March 2015

Identity thieves have found a route around Apple Pay’s biometric security - and banks are concerned.

Cypress develops fingerprint sensor for mobiles with IDEX 03 March 2015

Semiconductor firm Cypress has unveiled a fingerprint sensor solution for mobile devices. 

Novetta plans fingerprint vulnerability webinar and connect:ID demo 02 March 2015

Analytics and security firm Novetta plans to hold a web discussion on selecting the appropriate fingerprint systems to use for biometric security. 

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> connect:ID March 23 - 25 2015, Washington, D.C

connect:ID is a visionary event, powered by Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA), that focuses on all aspects of human identity and the opportunities for its management in the physical and digital worlds.

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Google confirms plans for biometrics-backed Android Pay 02 March 2015

Global search engine giant Google is working on its own biometric mobile payment system - Android Pay.

ZTE identifies smartphone users by whites of their eyes 02 March 2015

Chinese smartphone manufacturer has added eye-vein recognition solution EyeVerify to its latest flagship handset, the ZTE Grand S3.

IDEX showcases in-glass fingerprint sensor at MWC 02 March 2015

Norwegian fingerprint sensor manufacturer IDEX has revealed that is showcasing a “unique in-glass” fingerprint sensor at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. 

Samsung mounts biometric offensive on Apple with S6 sensor, Samsung Pay 02 March 2015

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

Infineon reveals secure elements innovation at MWC 02 March 2015

Infineon Technologies has revealed new embedded security controllers aimed at top-end handsets and smart wearables at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

Synaptics reveals touch fingerprint sensor amid Samsung speculation 02 March 2015

Human interface firm Synaptics has revealed a touch fingerprint sensor that can be integrated for secure fingerprint authentication in smartphones, tablets, and notebook PCs.

Fujitsu unveils smartphone prototype using iris recognition 02 March 2015

Japanese tech firm Fujitsu has become the first major electronics player to unveil a smartphone prototype that incorporates iris authentication.

Qualcomm goes ultrasonic with 3D fingerprint sensor for touchscreens 02 March 2015

Qualcomm Technologies has launched a ultrasound fingerprint sensor that the firm says can be easily integrated into touchscreens. 

Pakistan completes biometric re-verification of 72 million SIMs 27 February 2015

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has completed the first phase of a biometric re-verification process designed to link the country’s entire population to their mobile phones. 

Infinity Optics reveals depth-of-field innovation 27 February 2015

Singaporean firm Infinity Optics has revealed a “massive” depth-of-field vision technique designed to improve iris and facial recognition capabilities.

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Latest Expert Comment and Blogs

Tips for deploying voice biometrics

Banks, telcos and other organizations are enrolling voiceprints at ever increasing rate. But voice biometrics isn’t something that an organization can simply implement and assume success.

Blog: Do consumers dream of biometric payments?

For debit and credit card companies, biometric technology removes any question of whether a customer is actually present for the transaction, and is significantly more secure than issuing a PIN.

Interview: Visa Europe’s Jonathan Vaux on generation gaps and biometrics

Biometrics have a huge role to play in helping authenticate the customer in as painless and frictionless a way as possible, says Visa Europe's Jonathan Vaux.

Biometrics and passwords: Comparing apples and oranges

It has become standard practice to try to position biometric authentication against passwords. Yet the two technologies serve different purposes and follow completely distinct approaches.

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