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Articles By Ayang Macdonald

Ayang Macdonald is a freelance journalist based in Yaounde, Cameroon. He boasts 10 years of professional experience in journalism in which he has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Buea in South western Cameroon. He is a versatile reporter with interest in ICTs, innovation, digital entrepreneurship, defense and military, politics, economy, health and environment, humanitarian issues and sports.

 

Digital credentials for air travel from ForgeRock, SITA, Malaysian startup advance

The verification of an Electronic Personnel License (EPL) without network connectivity will soon be possible thanks to a blockchain-based decentralized…

 

Nigeria counts on biometrics to recapture nearly 4K fleeing jail-breakers

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has said his ministry is working in collaboration with the Nigerian Identity Management Commission…

 

Rights groups demand halt to South Korea facial recognition surveillance project

A project intended to develop an artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition system to be used for airport immigration purposes, spearheaded by…

 

EAB, ACM, FIDO Alliance line up biometrics, digital ID events

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB), FIDO Alliance and the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Security, Audit…

 

Nitro acquires Connective to enhance its digital document signing reach

Nitro, a digital document software company has reached an agreement to acquire Belgian eSign Software-as-as Service provider Connective with the…

 

Controversy over Ghana VP remarks on ID card use as passport shows need for public engagement

The recent claim by Ghana’s vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia that the country’s national biometric ID card (the Ghana Card)…

 

Google defends slow biometric unlock time for Pixel 6

Google has justified the somewhat longer unlock time for the Pixel 6 phone using its in-screen fingerprint sensor, saying it…

 

Nigeria state election suffers biometric voter verification failures, polls declared inconclusive

The governorship election in Nigeria’s Anambra state on November 6 was seriously affected by failure of the biometric voter accreditation…

 

Sectoral digital ID cards requested in India, Ghana, advance in Ethiopia

Roadside and pushcart vendors in India have written a petition asking the Union government to issue them biometric ID cards…

 

India resumes biometric attendance tracking for government employees next week

India’s central government has announced that the use of biometric devices to register work presence of all levels of employees…

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