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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.

 

Saudi Arabia plans imminent rollout of biometric passport, UAE hits 2M digital IDs

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is planning to introduce a biometric passport in the coming months with advanced security features…

 

Hitachi trials vein biometrics to verify vaccination records

A group comprising workers from three institutions namely, Kajima Corporation, Hitachi and Kyushu University, says it is conducting a pilot…

 

Biometric verification for currency buyers in Pakistan begins despite calls for delays

The National Database and Registration Authority of Pakistan (NADRA) has activated the system to enable the biometric verification of all…

 

Malaysia to roll out biometrics-backed digital ID

Malaysia’s Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin has disclosed that the process to implement a digital identity system in the…

 

New Zealand digital ID trust framework nears passage into law

A draft piece of legislation that gives New Zealanders more control on how to manage and share their digital identity…

 

Honeywell to implement facial recognition in Bengaluru Safe City project

Honeywell Automation, a subsidiary of Honeywell India, has won a contract worth Rs 4.96 billion (about US$66 million) to execute…

 

Yoti seeks accreditation as private digital ID provider from Australian government

Yoti has received approval to begin the process for accreditation to enable Australians to carry out digital identity transactions and…

 

Microsoft rights review of public contracts to include surveillance technology

Microsoft has agreed to a shareholder proposal to have about 16 of its current contracts with the U.S. government, law…

 

ID4Africa looks to expand ranks of digital ID Ambassadors

ID4Africa has announced commencement of the application process for its 2022 class of Ambassadors, with a disclosure that the digital…

 

Pakistan blocks 732K SIMs issued without biometrics, Nigeria registers 180M

Pakistan says it has blocked 732,000 SIM cards that were registered without the owners going through the required biometric verification…

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