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Latest Headlines

Humaniq app notes Biometrics Institute partnership 20 February 2018

London-based Fintech firm Humaniq has announced it is joining a coordinating group led by the Biometrics Institute and will cooperate with other members on security, technology and ethics issues. 


Panasonic to launch face recognition server software 20 February 2018

Panasonic Corporation has announced that it will release face recognition server software using deep learning technology in July 2018 outside Japan and in August 2018 in Japan.


Australian college installs fingerprint tech 20 February 2018

Ellenbrook Secondary College in Western Australia is having a new biometric technology system installed to manage student attendance and communicate with parents.


LifeMed ID agrees partnership with ImageWare 19 February 2018

Partnership agreement combines LifeMed ID's AIMe with ImageWare’s GoVerifyID.

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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