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Brazil to trial biometric pension benefits app with 10,000 retired civil servants

Brazil is testing a new facial recognition program on 10,000 retired public servants to streamline periodic verification used to confirm…

 

Biometric voter registration advances in Albania and Brazil, Aadhaar-based online voting coming to India

The Central Election Committee (CEC) of Albania has approved the purchase of hardware to set up a biometric voter registration…

 

Airport facial recognition could soon handle masks, biometric boarding pilot begins in Brazil

The use of facial biometrics in airport systems is increasing in France and around the world, and the country’s national…

 

Acesso Digital raises $108M, Daltrey announces funding to scale biometric security business

Brazilian digital identity authentication provider Acesso Digital has raised 580 million reals (US$108 million) in a Series B funding round to…

 

Unike Technologies pivots biometric tech to address post pandemic life and secures investment

Brazilian biometrics startup Unike Technologies led by André Barretto has secured an investment of R$3 million (roughly US$586,000), which the…

 

Biometric voter verification for 2020 Brazil elections scrapped to prevent COVID-19 spread

Biometrics will not be used to confirm the identity of voters in upcoming municipal elections in Brazil, ZDNet reports, after consultants…

 

Metro facial biometrics, emotion, gender detection system legitimacy disputed in Brazil court

Digital rights advocate Access Now is calling for a ban on biometric data processing used for mass surveillance in public…

 

Zwipe biometric payment card partnership in Brazil reaches manufacturing

Zwipe and Brazilian smart card manufacturer Thomas Greg and Sons do Brasil (TGS) have extended their partnership to start manufacturing…

 

Human rights advocates criticize biometric surveillance systems in Belgrade, São Paulo

Belgrade-based human rights non-profit SHARE Foundation has investigated the 2019 partnership between the Serbian government and tech giant Huawei, which…

 

Facial recognition deployed for ATMs in Spain, POS systems in Brazil and relief payments in Australia

CaixaBank has installed biometric facial recognition-enabled ATMs across Spain, enhanced with cameras and software that can process 16,000 facial points,…

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