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Articles By Frank Hersey

Frank Hersey is a tech reporter for Biometric Update covering Africa-related biometrics and digital identity news. He is based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Before arriving in West Africa last year, Frank was based in Beijing and worked primarily for TechNode, the China partner for TechCrunch.

Rank One Computing has reported a 30 to 40 percent leap in accuracy in the latest NIST FRVT ongoing benchmarking,…

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New paper explores facial recognition biases beyond demographics

The well-reported biases surrounding skin tone and sex are not the only biases held by facial recognition systems, finds a new…

 

International ID Day 2021: beyond the core and ID as an ‘existential right’

International ID Day on 16 September will see the digital identity cause begin a move to the mainstream, explore what…

 

High-level hires at AnyVision, Prove, Trulioo and Ping

A highly active and generally fast-growing digital identity sector is seeing a great deal of movement on multiple levels, including…

 

How not to trust, the end of passwords and controlled illumination: biometrics at the EIC

The inadequacies of multi-factor authentication as people around the world mix home and office work, how to make zero trust…

 

CISA could get $856M funding, pledges to help US agencies go zero trust

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) could receive $856 million from the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. Text released…

 

UK Post Office-Yoti biometrics tie-up allows users to buy ‘regulated crypto’ via Swarm

The latest functionality for holders of the UK Post Office’s digital ID app EasyID is proving their identity for putting…

 

Evaluation ordered of biometric screening of displaced Afghans

The Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced it is beginning an evaluation of the screening…

 

Mastercard partnership to capture biometrics of 30 million Africans

A joint venture by Mastercard’s Community Pass and its partner Paycode aims to capture the biometrics of 30 million individuals…

 

Governments adding biometrics, digitizing ID worldwide: Zimbabwe passports, China mDLs, Belarus ID cards

National ID continues to go biometric and digital around the world. Zimbabwe’s Civil Registry prepares to go digital with Semlex…

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