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CMU CyLab Biometrics Center recognized as a 2015 Edison Awards finalist

Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Biometrics Center has been named a 2015 Edison Awards finalist in the category of Applied Technology….


EAB to host three ‘Biometrics in Banking and Payments’ seminars

The European Association for Biometrics announced it is organizing a series of three ‘Biometrics in Banking and Payments’ seminars that…


EFF thwarts California plan to share DMV photos, use facial recognition

An Electronic Frontier Foundation email campaign that saw participation from more than 1,500 Californians successfully defeated a proposal that would…


Instant messaging app WeChat on iOS adds voice biometrics

Tencent Technology announced it has added a new voiceprint feature to the latest version of its WeChat instant messaging app,…


Descartes Biometrics to demonstrate ear recognition software at CES on the Hill

Descartes Biometrics Inc. will be showcasing its new HELIX flagship ear image recognition technology for enterprises at the International CES…


Idiap releases new biometric databases for palm-vein identification and anti-spoofing

The Idiap research institute and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland jointly released new datasets for the…


Samsung developing Biosignal ID for smartwatch to process financial transactions

Samsung has been working on remedying issues with its fingerprint scanner for smartphones and tablets, along with developing a way…


Dubai government to introduce automated passport control with facial and iris recognition

General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai is introducing new biometric-based services, including an automated passport kiosk, at…


Technical issues with fingerprint readers delay Nigeria’s presidential election

Some of Nigeria’s newly-introduced mobile fingerprint identification readers failed to allow citizens to cast their ballots during the country’s presidential…


Duke University instructor recommends DNA database to track unaccompanied alien children

Duke University instructor and genetics policy researcher Sara Katsanis is recommending a DNA database to keep track of unaccompanied alien…

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