Neurotechnology releases new biometric time and attendance products

Neurotechnology has released two biometric time and attendance tracking products including the new NCheck Cloud Bio Attendance cloud-based service and the updated NCheck Bio Attendance 4.0 software. NCheck Cloud Bio Attendance uses face recognition to enable users to check in and out from anywhere via the internet by taking selfies using mobile devices or a dedicated device for all users in the company. In addition, NCheck Bio Attendance 4.0 software provides improved speed and usability as well as adds iris

Apple granted patent for biometric sensing device that includes discrete ultrasonic transducers

Apple Inc. has been granted a series of 45 U.S. patents covering biometric sensing devices, specifically a biometric sensing device that includes discrete ultrasonic transducers that could allow Touch ID to be embedded under the iPhone display, according to a report by Patently Apple. The upcoming iPhone 8, which is set to be released in September, may be the first device to adopt such a method. The move comes a few months after Apple received a patent that covers a

Digital Rights Movement petitions against Israeli biometric database law

The Digital Rights Movement petitioned against the recently passed Biometric Database Law, declaring to the High Court of Justice that the law violates the privacy and security of citizens, according to a report by The Jerusalem Post. “From the moment the database went into effect, we all go on to the blacklist of potential suspects,” DRM lawyer Yonatan Klinger said. “The rule in our democracy until now has been very simple: if you did not break a law, you do

Maldives acknowledged for biometric passports and border control system

Maldives Immigration has been acknowledged with the international IAIR Award for its epassport and egates system, which was supplied by German biometrics firm DERMALOG. The IAIR award was given to government officials from Maldives Immigration during an official award ceremony held last week in Milan, Italy. With 27 advanced security features, the Maldives epassport is one of the most secure and world leading security documents today. Furthermore, the new Maldives epassport has a highly secure polycarbonate data page with laser

Israeli court rules that employees cannot be forced to use biometric time clocks

The Israeli National Labor Court ruled that organizations cannot force their employees to use biometric time clocks at the office, according to a report by Lexology. The Court’s ruling revoked the regional labor court’s 2014 decision regarding a collective labor dispute against the Qalansawe municipality, which aimed to make it mandatory for its employees to use a biometric time clock system to monitor their work attendance. According to the court’s ruling, “forcing workers to hand over their fingerprints for biometric

Study finds most banking customers want advanced authentication methods

Iovation partnered with global research and advisory firm Aite Group to release a new study titled “Moving Beyond the Password: Consumers’ Views on Authentication”, which revealed that 85 percent of respondents want to replace passwords with advanced authentication methods. The survey polled nearly 1,100 consumers across four generations who use online and/or mobile banking platforms — including millennials (35 percent), Gen X’ers (26 percent), Baby Boomers (32 percent) and seniors (7 percent) — to better understand their attitudes toward various

Identity verification firm Examity releases mobile authentication platform

Online proctoring and identity verification firm Examity has released a mobile authentication platform for online learning organizations, which streamlines the authentication process for students and faculty. examiGO delivers mobile ID verification technology to make online learning more efficient, convenient, and secure for higher education institutions and other organizations. Leveraging advanced mobile verification methods that are increasingly being used by banks and government agencies, examiGO provides a set of tools to facilitate student ID authentication, including fingerprint scan, voice match, and

FPC expects short-term challenges to continue

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) revealed that it expects an even weaker Q1 as well as its short-term challenges to prevail in Q2, which means the company cannot confirm its communicated guidance for revenues and profitability for 2017. The previously communicated guidance for 2017 revenues was estimated to amount to SEK 7,500 – 9,500 million (US$8.54 million – US$1.08 billion) while the 2017 operating margin was expected to surpass 35 percent. As a consequence of the current short term uncertainty, the Company

DERMALOG demonstrates biometric solutions for German Chancellor, Japan PM

German biometrics firm DERMALOG demonstrated its fingerprint, face and iris recognition solutions as well as its multi-biometrics system for German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at last week’s CeBIT 2017. Since this year’s CeBIT partner country was Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accompanied Chancellor Merkel to the demonstration, where DERMALOG founder and CEO Günther Mull presented the latest fingerprint scanners and “liveness detection” technology to the state guests. The visitors were also able to see

Nigeria to register 16M farmers in biometric database

The Nigerian government said it will register at least 16 million farmers in a new biometric database to enable them to receive benefits from intervention packages during the 2017 cropping season, according to a report by Today. Professor Danbala Danju, the managing director of the Bank of Agriculture, revealed the news while signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for public private partnership (PPP) with Trans-Sahara Consortium, Nigeria. The federal government would ensure that the registered farmers received all the needed