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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.

 

Idemia renews Mauritania contract, signs deal with AOI for biometric device production in Egypt

Idemia has seen its contract with Mauritania’s Ministry of Interior extended for the production of secure documents including identity papers,…

 

Ghana procures 75k biometric voter verification devices ahead of elections

One of Africa’s most stable democracies, Ghana, has procured nearly 75,000 devices for verification of the biometric identity of citizens…

 

Yoti deploys biometric digital ID solution for Kingston Unity CTF customers

Customers of Kingston Unity, a friendly society financial institution based in Yorkshire, UK, will be able to henceforth have their…

 

New Zealand police make use of dozens of facial recognition tools discretely, audit reveals

An audit has shown that New Zealand’s police has more than a dozen facial recognition technology tools in its repertoire…

 

Russia introduces bill to extend scope of biometric data collection for crime suspects

A bill has been tabled in the lower house (State Duma) of Russia’s federal assembly aimed at making it possible…

 

Smart city initiatives select biometrics providers and startups

Scrum Ventures has announced that it has chosen 18 startups from 9 countries around the world as early participants in…

 

Aculab improves VoiSentry voice biometrics encryption features, updates algorithms

Aculab has extended the functionality of its voice biometric system, VoiSentry, and introduced new capabilities to its presentation attack detection…

 

AuthenTrend partners with Broadcom for fingerprint biometric web login solution

AuthenTrend is introducing a Bio-SAFE hardware-based password management solution to its biometric security key product ATKey.Pro through a new partnership…

 

EyeLock likely to be sold to Avalon Park Int’l and Kahli Holding AG

Plans are afoot for a possible takeover of the majority stake in EyeLock Inc, a subsidiary company of Voxx International…

 

Jumio advises on dealing with biometric bias in online ID verifications

Jumio has been explaining the risk of bias embedded in biometric machine learning models and Artificial Intelligence-based systems, and is…

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