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Selfies ok for new Irish passport cards

Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs has launched a website and mobile app which allows users to apply for the new…

 

European Commission VP says fingerprinting refugees at borders would curb militant threats

European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said that fingerprinting and registering all refugees arriving in Europe would curb militant threats,…

 

Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL smartphones feature iris recognition

Microsoft announced this morning at the Microsoft Windows 10 devices event that both its new flagship phones — Lumia 950…

 

German Federal Office for Information Security joins FIDO Alliance

The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance announced that the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI-Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der…

 

Facial recognition, video forensics bolster human expertise

This is a guest post by Robert Sprecher, Program Director for Face Recognition and Video Analytics for MorphoTrak. Thanks to…

 

University of Buckingham, TechConnect West Virginia receive grants for biometrics R&D

The University of Buckingham’s Department of Applied Computing has been awarded £120,000 (US $181,780) in government funding and investment from…

 

Mastercard rolling out payment system using facial and fingerprint recognition

Mastercard is rolling out MasterCard Identity Check, the credit card firm’s new payments system that enables consumers to make online…

 

Biometric registration system used to curb voter fraud in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s first biometrics-enabled parliamentary election was deemed a success, with just 3-5% of voters reporting technical problems with the biometric…

 

New Rochelle public schools to rollout biometric time and attendance system

Schools in New Rochelle, New York are working towards completing a roll out of a biometric time and attendance system…

 

RBC and CIBC introducing voice authentication services for telephone banking

Following its successful pilot project last summer, Royal Bank is introducing voice biometrics technology to identify clients who phone the…

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