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Excitement about new technologies and deployments, and in a couple of cases a lack thereof, was the theme of the…

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Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for tea workers, financial inclusion with a thumbprint

A new scheme launching in Sierra Leone could rapidly increase the proportion of the population with bank accounts as set…

 

Megvii to file for Hong Kong IPO despite protests and facial recognition controversy

Biometrics unicorn and Face++ maker Megvii is about to file for its initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock…

 

Facial recognition solutions from SenseTime, Google, and others offered for diverse applications

Biometric facial recognition is being deployed to a new group of devices, customers, and software solutions with use cases ranging…

 

Ping Identity files for Nasdaq IPO on valuation of $2B to $3B

Ping Identity has filed an S-1 form revealing its plan to raise $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO)…

 

UNHCR and Zain Wallet use IrisGuard biometrics for refugee aid disbursement

Iris biometric technology from IrisGuard is being used to provide identity verification for refugees in Iraq under a partnership between…

 

Infinity CEO says creating a true biometric hash no longer a gimmick

Biometrics and cryptography have long operated mostly in separate domains. This is despite both being components of many security systems,…

 

U.S. House Committee in talks to restrict federal funding for facial biometrics

The U.S. House Oversight Committee is considering placing a moratorium on funding for any new or expanded use of biometric…

 

Onfido joins sandbox as Veriff’s biometrics deployed to verify Blockchain users

Cryptocurrency product provider Blockchain has selected Estonian startup Veriff to perform online identity verification services with its facial and behavioral…

 

Facial recognition for Australian airports arrivals in doubt with Idemia $30M gate refurbishing deal

Plans to use biometric facial recognition at the arrival gates of Australian airports are now up in the air as…

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