Biometric Update discusses passwords and biometric authentication on financial news show

A Special Report on Biometrics and Banking that was recently published by the Biometrics Research Group was featured on the Financial Sense Newshour radio program. Rawlson King, a contributing editor and lead researcher at, talked to Cris Sheridan, Senior Editor at Financial Sense, about the latest developments and trends in the biometric sector concerning the financial service technology. You can listen to full interview here. The 30 minute discussion focused on the campaigns by Microsoft and Google to eliminate

ID4Africa holds successful first day

Rwanda is successfully hosting Africa’s annual meeting on digital identity management. The three-day event is the second annual government meeting of the ID4Africa Movement. It is currently being held in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, and is hosted by the National Identification Agency of Rwanda. ID4Africa was co-founded by the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA) and Identity Counsel International (ICI) to promote the transparent and responsible adoption of digital identity in Africa. The aim of ID4Africa is for governments to

ID4Africa event opens in Kigali next week

The second annual meeting of the ID4Africa Movement, opens next Tuesday in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, hosted by the National Identification Agency (NIDA) of Rwanda. The conference runs May 24 to 26. ID4Africa is a multi-stakeholder movement that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital identity in the service of development in Africa. Its aim is to share experience and establish real world best practices that set the correct expectations for what is involved in launching and sustaining successful

Biometrics an integral component of efficient employee management: report

Biometrics Research Group, Inc. released a fresh market analysis and report on biometrics technology for workforce management systems. Market forecasts, as discussed by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. analysts, include the following: – The market for worldwide workforce management software was US$10 billion in 2010 and is forecast to reach US$18 billion by the end of 2015. – Demand for workforce management solutions delivered through the software-as-a- service (SaaS) model will demonstrate robust growth. By 2017, more than 50 percent of

Secret police bill passes in Canada

Last week, Canada’s anti-terror bill was passed by Parliament with bipartisan Conservative and Liberal support. Bill C-51 was originally introduced at the end of January to extend Canada’s anti-terror laws. The legislation was reputedly designed by the Conservative government to protect Canadians from jihadist terrorists, but also grants greater powers to police authorities to target activities that could “undermine the security of Canada” as well as activities that the government deems detrimental to Canada’s interests. The main provisions of Canada’s

Building the business case for biometrics

Biometrics Research Group, Inc., publisher of, is pleased to have been featured in a special report on biometrics that was published in The Times of London by Raconteur Media on April 30. Rawlson King, contributing editor at, provided an article which observes that due to the security and financial benefits of biometrics, there is a strong case for all businesses to consider adopting such technologies. The article is entitled Building the Business Case for Biometrics. He notes that

Biometric tech usage protocols should be evaluated during Ebola airport screenings

Due to the dangers that the Ebola epidemic represents to the United States, health protocols focused on airport screening should consider when biometric technologies should be employed at airports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) this week began new layers of entry screening at five U.S. airports that receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. CDC has sent published in Times of London biometrics supplement

Special reports producer, Raconteur Media, published its latest report on biometrics in The Times of London Monday, and is proud to have contributed. online editor Adam Vrankulj authored “Blame Bad Policy Not The Technology” and discussed how the use of biometrics in the public sector is on the rise, despite concern over infringement of privacy and civil liberties. Rawlson King, contributing editor at, authored “Make Way For Knobbly Kneed ID… Or Who’s This Ear?“, an article about

Use of biometric gun lockers should be mandatory

It’s undeniable that America has a destructive gun culture that is borne out by the high correlation between mass gun ownership and violence. The continued embrace of a constitutional protection to “bear arms” which was devised over 200 years ago to protect 13 colonies from British tyranny has ensured that the contemporary United States is awash with more guns than people, along with more gun violence. In 2009, the U.S. Congress estimated that there were 310 million firearms in the

Biorhythm-based consumer electronics to become mainstream

The next generation of consumer electronics will focus on measuring biorhythms. Biorhythms are defined simply as the rhythms of life, and include vital body functions, including heart rate and blood pressure. Medical chronobiologists have found that biologic rhythms can affect the severity of disease symptoms, diagnostic test results, and even the body’s response to drug therapy. Now these investigators are working to measure how the rhythms of life can be monitored through microtechnology to improve the practice of medicine and