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Samsung Galaxy S9 features Egis sensor 20 April 2018

Egis Technology has announced the integration of its innovative Swipe Enroll and market-proven ET510 fingerprint solution on Samsung's latest premium smartphone


Brazil's Nubank introduces facial biometrics 19 April 2018

Brazilian fintech Nubank is using facial biometrics to improve security in credit card requests.


EU Commission proposes mandatory biometrics in ID cards 19 April 2018

ID cards issued to EU citizens will need to include digital images of the holder’s fingerprints,  the European Commission has proposed.  


Veridium unveils authenticator app for multi-factor biometric authentication 19 April 2018

Authentication solutions firm Veridium has announced the availability of the Veridium Authenticator App.


Donseed appoint new COO 19 April 2018

Biometric Workplace Management Specialists, Donseed, have appointed Dave Ingram, former Managed Service Director for Maintel, as Chief Operating Officer.


Facebook seeks to enable face recognition in Europe 18 April 2018

Facebook has enabled a feature whereby users in Europea and Canadian can let it use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos.


JCB to pilot Japan's first fingerprint authentication card 18 April 2018

International payments firm JCB will conduct a pilot trial of its latest JCB Biometrics Card with fingerprint authentication.


Crossmatch provides solution for Panasonic Toughbook devices 18 April 2018

Biometric identity solutions firm Crossmatch will integrate Crossmatch DigitalPersona authentication software with Panasonic's Toughbook line of purpose-built mobile computing products.


Research shows organisations turning to biometrics 18 April 2018

Authentication solutions firm Veridium has found that 63 percent organizations that have experienced a data breach are implementing or planning to implement biometric authentication to prevent another one.


Vision-Box platform certified for privacy 18 April 2018

The University of Ryerson has granted the Privacy By Design Certification to Vision-Box’s  Identity Management Platform Orchestra.  


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Latest Special Features

Apple Pay - What do we know? 23 September 2014

In this paper, independent transaction security experts UL describe what is known about Apple Pay in both a technical and organizational context, as well as what questions still remain to be answered. 


What is the Apex Air Entry and Exit Re-Engineering project? 03 July 2014

A question and answer session designed to answer questions about the Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-Engineering (AEER) project and its integration of biometrics


iPhone 5S: heralding a paradigm shift? 27 November 2013

In drafting this statement, the EAB seeks to offer the suppliers of mobile devices, service operators and the user a perspective on how to assess this kind of technology - and in particular its security and usability.


EAB Contribution to Horizon 2020 consultations 01 October 2013

An outline of some key research priorities and objectives are presented as input to the preliminary consultations surrounding the theme of Trustworthy ICT within the Horizon 2020 programme.


Intelligence and Efficiency through On-Demand Media Analysis using Face Recognition 01 August 2013

The accuracy of face recognition has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. This, coupled with the massive increase in the creation of digital media and the availability of cheap computing, now provides authorities with the ability to bulk ingest and process media in an automated fashion. Carl Gohringer, one of Planet Biometrics' Expert Panel members reports.


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