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FST case study highlights Singtel project 28 July 2017

Israel's FST Biometrics has published a case study on a project that saw it provide biometric access to Singaporean telecoms leader SingTel's employees.


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 


Vision-Box enters ABC contract with Australia 28 July 2017

Vision-Box has today entered into a contract with the Australian Government to deliver the "world’s first" automated ‘contactless’ traveller clearance processes for people arriving in Australia by air at all international airports.


NEC facial recognition adopted by major cities across Georgia 28 July 2017

Japanese tech firm NEC has announced that it has provided an advanced surveillance system for cities utilizing facial recognition to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia,

Features

Guest blog: Physical attributes versus behavioural patterns – The privacy debate

There are several factors companies must consider before relying on physical biometric technology to authenticate users in an online environment


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.


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: Mobile identity and unlocking the DNA of trust

For financial service providers this  presents significant opportunities to better engage with customers in a much more personalised way, 
 


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