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Zighra's behavioral authentication platform now supports FIDO 22 June 2018

 Zighra, the AI-powered continuous authentication and threat detection company, announced today that the 'on device' version of its platform now supports FIDO authentication.


Integrated Biometrics products used for financial services in Mexico 22 June 2018

Integrated Biometrics has revealed that its mobile, FBI-certified 10-print fingerprint scanners have become the standard for Mexican financial services organizations.


New Mexico jail to scan irises 21 June 2018

Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico will soon start scanning the irises of all inmates.


Google introduces new biometric authentication API for Android 21 June 2018

Google has announced developers can start using the BiometricPrompt API to integrate biometric authentication into their apps.

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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