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IBIA welcomes 7 new members 28 July 2017

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has announced that seven new members have joined. 

Biometrics Institute releases results from 2017 Industry Tracker 28 July 2017

The Biometrics Institute has released to its members the full report on the findings of the 2017 Biometrics Institute Industry Tracker 

Sharp launches a smartphone with finger scanner integrated in 4K-screen 26 July 2017

Japanese tech giant Sharp has revealed that its Aquos S2 smartphone will be the first device to be released with a fingerprint scanner integrated into the screen.

Aware reports second quarter results 26 July 2017

Biometric software firm Aware reported financial results for its second quarter ended 30 June, registering a fall in revenue.

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Nasdaq approves listing of Bio-key 21 July 2017

Biometric firm Bio-key announced today that its Common Stock has been approved for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

Fingerprint Cards is teaming-up with Qualcomm 21 July 2017

Swedish biometrics company Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints) is teaming-up with Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to pre-integrate Fingerprints' FPC1028 biometric fingerprint touch capacitive sensor.

UIDAI Launches ‘mAadhaar’ App 21 July 2017

The Unique Identification Authority of India has launched an app for Android users.

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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.

Blog: A guide for banks in choosing biometric systems

Banks must consider factors such as performance, usability, regulation and security when selecting biometric solutions.

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.

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. 

British MPs ‘alarmed’ at police using biometric data

A British parliamentary committee tasked with looking into the implications of biometric technology has recommended that the government strengthen regulations on testing and privacy. 

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