Delta testing fingerprint recognition boarding pass at Arlington, VA airport

Delta customers now can use fingerprints instead of their boarding pass to board any Delta aircraft at Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Delta’s biometric boarding pass experience that launched in May at the DCA Delta Sky Club is now integrated into the boarding process, enabling eligible Delta SkyMiles members who are enrolled in CLEAR to use their fingerprints as proof of identity to board their plane. The final phase of Delta’s DCA biometric boarding pass test, which will take place

BioRugged partners with Axon for major KYC projects in Africa

BioRugged recently outfitted West Africa’s telecommunications company MTN with more than 9,000 client enrollment and verification devices for know your customer (KYC) applications. BioRugged has a longstanding relationship with MTN, having supplied over 25,000 units to the company before the most recent agreements. MTN Cote d’Ivoire, MTN Nigeria, and MTN Liberia are the primary MTN markets purchasing BioRugged devices this year, with Globacom/Airtel Nigeria and Ethiopia Telecom being other important clients in Africa. In addition to KYC applications, the devices

Jumio adds eyeball tracking capabilities to ID verification solution

Jumio has added eyeball tracking biometric capabilities to its trusted identity verification solution, Netverify. In addition to conducting a “liveness” check to verify that a real person is holding the mobile device, Jumio’s Netverify will now require users to follow an icon on the mobile device screen with their eyes as it moves in a random pattern. The biometric verification technology will be available to all Netverify users, including financial institutions, sharing economy providers, online gaming and travel companies. “Fingerprint

IdentiMetrics brings biometric tech to Pennsylvania school district lunch lines

In an effort to prove to the federal government that the district is actually serving the number of students that it claims to feed, the Hazleton Area school district in Pennsylvania has selected biometrics technology from IdentiMetrics. All students in the district have eaten free lunches and breakfasts since 2015 when the federal government implemented a program aimed at reducing hunger. Board President Jared O’Donnell explained that fingerprint records will be able to prove to the federal government that the

Air New Zealand planning to use biometrics to verify passengers

Air New Zealand’s long-term plans include using biometrics to verify passengers’ identities prior to boarding. The airline recently introduced a new mobile app that scans and saves passport information and also triggers expiry reminders including providing click through links to renew New Zealand, Australian, British and American passports. According to a recent media release, customers using the app will enjoy a faster check-in experience. Air New Zealand’s Chief Digital Officer Avi Golan says customers can look forward to an increasingly

Gemalto kiosks help retailers authenticate customer ID for branded credit cards

In a Q&A interview with FierceRetail, Gemalto’s SVP of banking and payments, Paul Kobos, discussed how the company’s biometrics-based, self-serve credit card kiosks can help retailers authenticate customer identities when issuing store-branded credit cards. Powered by “know your customer” compliant technology, Gemalto’s kiosks provide retailers with an anti-fraud security measure while simplifying the sign-up process for customers. The kiosks are designed to ensure that there are no disruptions at checkout, no waiting period for customers seeking rewards and no challenges

OT-Morpho reports surge in TSA PreCheck enrollments in last year

MorphoTrust USA, part of OT-Morpho, has enrolled five million travelers in the TSA PreCheck program, three million in the past year alone. The trusted traveler program allows U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) to quickly move through security at U.S. airports in expedited lines without removing shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. The enrollment service is run exclusively by IdentoGO, a service made by MorphoTrust. The company saw enrollment surge from two to five million travellers

Synthetic identities: more real than you think

This is a guest post by Ryan Wilk, vice president of customer success at NuData Security, a MasterCard company. When a family member dies, there are myriad things to look after from closing bank accounts, sorting belongings and notifying everyone they did business with. It would feel like the worst that could happen just did – until you find out that your elderly relative had defrauded companies and individuals for hundreds of thousands of dollars! While that may sound like

Philippines national ID system to ensure secure delivery of social benefits

The Philippine Department of Finance (DOF) Undersecretary recently said that the government is set to allot a budget of $39.5M (USD) for the 2018 roll-out of its biometrics-based national identification system. A bill seeking the establishment of the national ID system was approved by the House committee on population and family relations last month. The Senate has yet to approve its counterpart bill. According to a report in the Philippine Star, an estimated 105 million Filipinos will benefit from the

Pakistan backtracks on plans to test biometric verification machines for elections

According to a report in The Express Tribune, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) revealed that it will not be able to test biometric verification machines in upcoming by-elections as the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) will not share voter data. In March, the ECP announced that it will acquire electronic voting machines (EVMs) and biometric verification machines (BVMs) for a trial run in by-elections to decide whether or not the technology can be used in the next general