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Biometric Update for October 16, 2021

Daily biometrics news and exclusive features about biometrics companies.

By Nathanael Coffing

By Nathanael Coffing, CSO and Co-founder of Cloudentity. Open Banking has radically changed the banking experience, enabling financial institutions and…

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By Alessandro Mascellino

A judge in the UK has recently ruled that an Amazon Ring doorbell and security cameras installed at a house…

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By Chris Burt

eSIM technology provider NetLync has selected Shufti Pro to provide biometric identity verification for digital know your customer (KYC) checks as…

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By Frank Hersey

A previously unreported incident in which $35 million was stolen in 2020 when fraudsters used voice cloning technology to trick…

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By Chris Burt

Kenya’s national biometrics-backed digital ID system Huduma Namba has been struck a blow by the country’s High Court, which ruled…

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By Alessandro Mascellino

Smart Engines has entered a new partnership with Russian Railways to speed up ticket purchases using artificial intelligence and digital…

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By Chris Burt

Thales has deployed 15 different systems around the world for voter registration and verification with its ID management and biometric technologies,…

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By Alessandro Mascellino

A new international survey published by Plos One has unveiled different attitudes in relation to the use of automatic facial…

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By Frank Hersey

The ID4Africa movement will meet again in person in Marrakesh, Morocco on 15 and 16 June 2022. The meeting will be…

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By Frank Hersey

Nigeria is creating a database of children’s biometrics ostensibly to increase transparency in a school meals scheme. The National Home…

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By Chris Burt

Cognitec has announced that the latest results from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) face biometrics testing show…

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By Jim Nash

It probably sounded like a good idea at the time. Convenience-store chain 7-Eleven reportedly used biometrics-based facial analysis systems in…

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Digital Identity in Developing Nations

With UN SDG 16.9 calling for legal identity for all by 2030, Biometric Update is taking a special in-depth focus on digital ID projects in developing countries.

By Frank Hersey

Nigeria is creating a database of children’s biometrics ostensibly to increase transparency in a school meals scheme. The National Home…

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Digital Identity in Developing Nations

Industry Insights: Guest Posts

Biometric Update Guest Posts features industry experts discussing their unique perspectives on products, services and the future of biometrics.

By Nathanael Coffing

By Nathanael Coffing, CSO and Co-founder of Cloudentity. Open Banking has radically changed the banking experience, enabling financial institutions and…

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ID4Africa

Biometric Update has been the official journalist for the last four annual meetings of the ID4Africa ID-4-All Movement.

The 6th annual meeting of ID4Africa will be held in Morocco in October 2021.

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