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GOP uses Voatz biometric mobile app in South Dakota during virtual convention

The Voatz blockchain biometric voting app has been successfully used during the third virtual convention held by the Republican Party…

 

Device-based biometrics for immunity passports in the dock, while payment card market revs

Immunity passports are a hot topic in the global identity industry this week, and fingerprints, both in terms of payment…

 

GOP uses Voatz mobile app with blockchain and biometrics for Utah primary nominees

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gathering, Voatz blockchain biometric voting app was the official voting channel during Utah’s Republican…

 

Biometric citizen identification to enhance voter registration and identification in Zambia

This is a guest post by Brenda Zulu, an ICT journalist based in Zambia. Biometric citizen identification is expected by…

 

Biometrics in Africa this week: Idemia suspension in Kenya overturned, local solutions sought for cybercrime

Kenya’s biometric past and present are covered this week from multiple angles. Its electoral commission will continue to use the…

 

HackerOne divorces itself from Voatz following months of disputes with researchers

For the first time since HackerOne – a bug-bounty-hosting platform which employs “ethical hackers” to find and fix exploitable vulnerabilities…

 

Third-party Voatz security assessment says third of findings were ‘high severity’

Trail of Bits has performed the first-ever “white-box” security assessment of the Voatz biometric voting platform, with access to the…

 

HSB Identification takes over Chad biometric electoral register contract from Idemia ahead of 2020 vote

Chad will hold national elections this year, and the country’s Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) has selected HSB Identification to…

 

Biometric passports, digital ID initiatives in Africa and contactless tech top this week’s biometrics news

The spread of biometrics systems in Africa in the public and private sector, in particular in Nigeria, topped the stories…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: savings and costs in Nigeria, divisions in Tanzania, Ghana

Once again, Nigeria dominates the biometrics news agenda in Africa and this week; even a university has resorted to biometric…

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