About Rawlson King

Rawlson O’Neil King is a contributing editor at BiometricUpdate.com and is an experienced communications professional, management consultant, trade journalist and author who recently published a book about control and electronic networks and who has written numerous articles in trade publications and academic journals about smart home and building technologies. Follow him @rawlsonking2.

Zwipe publishes report on biometric authentication solutions for payments

Zwipe has released a report on biometric authentication solutions for payments. The report is based upon market research features interviews with 15 leading international experts from academia, financial institutions and solution providers. Zwipe is a Norwegian-based biometric technology firm that is focused on developing and commercializing secure, fast and easy-to-use biometric authentication solutions in three key areas: payments, access control and identification. Zwipe’s report, targeted at industry players, aims to highlight developments in payment biometrics, specifically focused on trends driving

BioCatch VP touts behavioral biometrics as wave of the future

Behavioral biometrics is a breakthrough cybersecurity technology that identifies people by how they do what they do, rather than by their physical characteristics, what they know, or by the authentication technology they possess. Behavioral biometrics is defined as the measurement and analysis of human activity patterns. Historically, these have included keystroke patterns, gait, and handwritten signatures. However, today’s advanced behavioral biometric techniques now capture a wider array of human interactions between a device and an application, such as hand-eye coordination,

Pindrop unveils latest call center anti-fraud solution

Pindrop, a pioneer in voice-fraud prevention and authentication, today has launched the newest version of its flagship offering. The firm today released Pindrop Protect 4.0, a multi-factor anti-fraud solution that allows call center operators to assess the fraud risk of every incoming or outgoing call. The solution ensures that every facet of a call, including audio, voice, and metadata, is scored based upon anomaly detection and matching. The solution is noted to provide deep call intelligence for every call in

Biometrics Research Group releases report on policing

Biometrics in policing will constitute half of the industry’s market share by the end of this decade, according to a new Biometrics in Law Enforcement (PDF) report published by the Biometrics Research Group Inc., the publisher of BiometricUpdate.com. Biometrics Research Group Inc. projects that the total global biometrics market will grow to US$35.5 billion by 2020 from its 2015 value of US$15 billion. The research vendor approximates that more than half of this 2020 spending, equaling US$18 billion, will be

Special Report: Biometrics in Law Enforcement

This white paper by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. provides an overview of the law enforcement biometrics market (PDF). click to download the report (PDF) Law enforcement biometrics refers to applications of biometric systems which aids policing. Biometrics Research Group Inc. projects that the global law enforcement biometrics market will grow to US$18 billion by 2020 from its 2015 value of US$7.5 billion. The law enforcement market includes the use of biometrics to identify or verify the identity of individuals who

Sharing economy to leverage Aadhaar

Two major proponents of the sharing economy, Airbnb and Uber, are considering using the Aadhaar biometric identification database to authenticate their respective users in India. Aadhaar is the 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India. The Aadhaar project aims to provide a single, unique identifier which captures all the demographic and biometric details of every Indian resident. At last count, over 1.1 billion people out of India’s population of 1.27 billion have

Conexant partners with Baidu on voice-based AI devices

Conexant, a leading provider of audio and voice technology solutions that enable a more natural user experience, will work with Baidu to release development kits and reference designs for device makers to develop voice-enabled artificial intelligent (AI) devices running on Baidu’s DuerOS platform. DuerOS is a conversation-based AI system that supports access to a voice-activated digital assistant for mobile phones, TVs, speakers, and other devices. “The voice revolution is a global phenomenon. By working with Baidu, we help more third-party

U.S. economy loses $373 million to time theft

According to recent research by TSheets, “buddy punching” is costing American businesses at least US$373 million in payroll costs nationally every year. Buddy punching is the practice of employees “clocking in” for their co-workers. Earlier this year, TSheets commissioned PollFish to conduct a survey of workers aged 18 plus about their workplace time tracking habits. The independent survey of 1,000 employees found that 16 percent admitted to clocking in for a colleague. The same survey found that timesheets are most

U.S. Defense Department testing behavioral biometrics

Plurilock Security Solutions, a developer of network security products and digital identification solutions, today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense will test BioTracker, the firm’s cybersecurity technology. Under a cooperative agreement, Plurilock will work with the Defense Department’s innovation unit to evaluate the firm’s continuous authentication technology for use in combat support. The company’s flagship product, BioTracker, continuously authenticates network users based on individual keystroke and mouse dynamics. Plurilock’s patented behavioral biometrics software identifies people by the way they

India’s mobile payments interface to include pre-authorized payments, biometrics

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) Ltd. plans to launch an update to its Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system later this year. NPCI launched UPI in April 2016 with the aim of becoming a universal platform that would allow consumers to make payments using their mobile phone, without the need for downloading an app to send or receive money, thereby eliminating the need for e-wallets. The payments firm notes that since its introduction, UPI has experienced a growth rate of