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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.

 

German police face biometrics use increasing rapidly, report shows

A document from the German parliament contains figures from the country’s federal ministry of the interior which indicate that the…

 

EAB virtual events to examine biometric systems’ demographic fairness

The European Association of Biometrics (EAB) has unveiled the schedule for its first series of online events slated for March…

 

ID R&D passive liveness solution tackles biometric bias with new release

ID R&D says its new passive liveness detection product, IDLive Face 1.18, is built with algorithms that help close the…

 

Studies reveal smartwatch biometrics can detect COVID-19 before symptoms surface

Findings from some leading research institutions in the United States have confirmed that smartwatches and other wearables measuring biometrics like…

 

Veridos leads EU project for secure biometrics-powered ID verification at border controls

German integrated identity solutions company Veridos says it is at the forefront of a European Union project which seeks to…

 

South Africa’s planned child biometric registration stirs privacy concerns

The proposed new policy in South Africa which seeks to have some biometric features of babies captured at birth in…

 

Nuggets’ self-sovereign digital ID chosen for Accenture fintech accelerator

Self-sovereign digital ID and payments platform Nuggets is among 20 fintech startups selected for the 2021 cohort accelerator program of…

 

Cameroon moves to tackle hurdles impeding biometric IDs’ smooth issuance

Cameroon’s general delegation for national security, the body charged with overseeing the issuance of biometrics-backed digital national identity cards for…

 

EyeLock updates biometric app with physical and logical access control

EyeLock has announced the release of version 4.1 of its iris biometrics-based identity management software application, EyeLock Identity Suite (EIS),…

 

Taiwan puts digital ID project on hold, Japan plans to expand use of My Number card

Taiwan authorities says they are deferring plans for the issuance of a digital ID card until crucial issues related to…

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