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UNHCR relies on biometrics for refugee assistance programs in South Sudan

In South Sudan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is using digital fingerprinting to strengthen refugee protection, as…

 

Government of India eyes Aadhaar-based scholarship payments

The Department of Social Welfare is planning to launch a scholarship payment program using state-issued Aadhaar numbers in India, The…

 

Indian Fisheries Department begins distributing biometric ID cards to fishermen

The Fisheries Department of India has begun the distribution of Biometric Fingerprint Identity Cards (BFICs) to fishermen in the Paradip…

 

Dermatitis can cause fingerprint verification failures: study

Excessively dry hands can make adults four times more likely to fail fingerprint verification tests, according to a new study…

 

Baidu tests facial recognition search engine

Chinese search engine, Baidu is testing a new facial recognition search engine system, TNW reports. This new service works by…

 

American Senator Dianne Feinstein proposes gun legislation that includes biometrics

American Senator Dianne Feinstein has proposed a new legislation in response to the Newtown, Conn., murders that represents a tougher…

 

Mamata government looks to biometric workforce management systems to control absentee employees

The Mamata Banerjee government in India has decided to introduce hidden cameras and fingerprint scanners to monitor the attendance of…

 

Chicago area gym opts for cameras and thumbprint scanners in place of staff

A new gym in the Chicago area is disrupting the typical workout system and has opted for cameras and biometric…

 

India looks to create biometric database of foreign visitors

India is looking to create a biometric database of all foreign visitors, starting with Pakistani spectators of cricket matches. Once…

 

Widespread use of biometrics in consumer electronics projected

BiometricUpdate.com editors are extremely optimistic that the biometric industry is posed for incredible growth in 2013. The Biometrics Research Group…

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