Biometrics and healthcare, cybersecurity, voter registration and law enforcement trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Healthcare The National Patient ID Challenge encourages innovators to participate in the creation and adoption of a private, secure and safe solution to ensure 100% accuracy in identifying patients in the U.S. In the first round entrants design a concept to solve the patient ID challenge and the final round will entail building prototypes to demonstrate the functionality and performance of the

Use biometrics to access files with new Dropbox app for Windows 10

Dropbox has developed a new app specifically for Windows 10 devices that gives users secure biometric access to their files stored in Dropbox. The new Dropbox app for Windows 10 lets users either use their fingerprint, face or iris to unlock the app and gain access to all of their files. Additional features include the ability to add comments directly to files and being able to quickly access recent files using Jump List. Dropbox began allowing users to unlock their

Dropbox adds functionality for Touch ID fingerprint unlocking feature on iOS

Dropbox has added new functionality for all members using the cloud storage service on an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, allowing them to unlock their accounts using Apple’s Touch ID unlocking feature, according to a report by CNET News. Released on Monday, Dropbox’s updated iOS app has been optimized for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which includes the Touch ID unlocking feature. As a result, all iOS 8 device users can “use [their] fingerprint to unlock Dropbox with TouchID

Launchkey supports facial recognition login in latest update

LaunchKey has just unveiled a new facial recognition login system for use with online services like WordPress. According to a report in News47ell, the updated app uses ten previously captured photos of a user’s face for verification and uses embedded smartphone cameras to capture a live sample. According to the company, biometric data is stored locally, on mobile devices rather than in the cloud on Launchkey servers. The report also notes that Launchkey’s facial recognition login will work with a