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BRIEF: The Proliferation of Biometric Consumer Tech

BRIEF: The Proliferation of Biometric Consumer Tech

This time last year was a somewhat tumultuous one in the world of consumer-facing biometrics. Apple had just announced its iPhone X, and an entire industry of mobile device makers who had followed its lead in embracing fingerprint authentication for their own products suddenly faced the question of whether facial recognition was the future, even…

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Talking Biometrics and Mobile ID at Money20/20 [Audio Interview Roundup]

Talking Biometrics and Mobile ID at Money20/20 [Audio Interview Roundup]

This week Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics reported live from Money20/20 USA in Las Vegas, where biometrics took the spotlight. Kicking off Sunday with a dedicated Digital Identity & Biometrics session track, this year’s Money20/20 ensured strong authentication was a foundational topic for the week of keynotes, panels, exhibitions and networking events, all condiucted under…

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The Biometrics Industry Speaks at FedID 2018 [AUDIO]

The Biometrics Industry Speaks at FedID 2018 [AUDIO]

This week Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics reported live from the FedID conference in Tampa. High level conversations about biometrics, identity management, access control, credentialing, trust, border control, law enforcement and national security kept the Tampa Convention Center abuzz all week, and our editors Peter Counter and Susan Stover were there to make sure industry…

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FedID 2018: Biometric Background Checks and Disaster Relief

FedID 2018: Biometric Background Checks and Disaster Relief

For the better part of this millennium, the US government’s use of biometrics has been largely framed in the context of anti-terrorism. The serious investments in biometric border initiatives and law enforcement after the September 11 terror attacks led to the realization of such breakthroughs as Biometric Entry/Exit, the FBI’s Next Generation Identification program, and…

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Why It’s Such a Big Deal That All of the New iPhones Use Face ID

Why It’s Such a Big Deal That All of the New iPhones Use Face ID

Ever since Apple introduced the world to its Face ID facial recognition system with the launch of its iPhone X last autumn, there have been rumors and speculation that Face ID would quickly become Apple’s primary biometric authentication system, at least on the iPhone. And last week, Apple confirmed those rumors, unveiling three new iPhones,…

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BRIEF: What Does Apple’s Switch to Face ID Mean for the Mobile Industry?

BRIEF: What Does Apple’s Switch to Face ID Mean for the Mobile Industry?

Apple confirmed longstanding speculation last week with its unveiling of its three new iPhone models for 2018. Like last year’s iPhone X, all of the new devices have abandoned Apple’s pioneering Touch ID fingerprint authentication system in favor of Face ID, an infrared, 3D facial recognition system. Face ID is now the sole means of…

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iPhone X Sequels Show Apple’s Definitive Switch to Face ID

iPhone X Sequels Show Apple’s Definitive Switch to Face ID

“Nothing succeeds like excess,” Oscar Wilde wrote, and it’s a lesson Apple has taken to heart. The company has unveiled its newest iPhones, and one of them is the biggest smartphone (some would say “phablet”) that Apple has ever produced. First things first, though: The standard new iPhone is the iPhone Xs. No one was…

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BRIEF: Artificial Intelligence Becomes a Smart Bet

BRIEF: Artificial Intelligence Becomes a Smart Bet

Artificial intelligence has always been an exciting concept. AI technology helped to drive the computer revolution of the 1990s, has animated some of the toughest opponents to be faced in video games, and has lately become increasingly talkative on our smartphones. But now that the state of the art is starting to enable computer vision…

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BRIEF: Mobile Biometrics at a Turning Point

BRIEF: Mobile Biometrics at a Turning Point

Just a few years ago, biometric authentication was something of a novelty for consumers. Now, it’s in more consumer tech products than ever, and its upwards trajectory remains solidly in place – particularly in the mobile sector. Nevertheless, mobile biometrics tech is also at a turning point, with conventional fingerprint scanning starting to look just…

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BRIEF: The Face ID Effect

BRIEF: The Face ID Effect

When Apple revealed its Face ID system for user authentication with its launch of the iPhone X last autumn, many wondered whether the mobile industry would shift away from fingerprint recognition and to facial recognition for user authentication. Several months later, it’s not clear that fingerprint recognition is going anywhere – that technology is still…

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Money20/20 Europe: 12 Interviews with Biometric FinTech Experts

Money20/20 Europe: 12 Interviews with Biometric FinTech Experts

Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics were in Amsterdam this week reporting live from Money20/20 Europe, where biometrics were an integral part of the conversation. From the main stage to the exhibition floor, biometrics are the buzz this year, with day-one keynotes from Biocryptology and Mastercard framing identity and authentication as crucial components to the FinTech…

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Mobile ID World is Reporting Live From “The Greatest FinTech Show on Earth”

Mobile ID World is Reporting Live From “The Greatest FinTech Show on Earth”

Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics are in Amsterdam this week for Money20/20 Europe, where we are reporting live from the conference floor on all the biometrics and identity-centric news from what’s billed this year as “The greatest FinTech show on Earth.” This year’s Money20/20 Europe  boasts over 5000 attendees, 1500 companies, and 400 speakers from 85…

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BRIEF: A Major Week For Mobile Biometrics

BRIEF: A Major Week For Mobile Biometrics

It has been a particularly busy week for mobile biometrics, with industry news running the gamut from security fiascos to pioneering innovations. In some ways, the week has marked the culmination of some of the biggest trends that have been underway over the past year – the rise of facial recognition, the ongoing proliferation of…

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BRIEF: The Latest in Biometric Banking and Payments

BRIEF: The Latest in Biometric Banking and Payments

The biometrics industry as a whole has enjoyed considerable growth in recent years, and not least in the financial services sector. More and more banking and other financial transactions are being done online, and fraudsters have followed suit, launching ever-more sophisticated attacks. As the risk of digital fraud and theft has escalated, many organizations have…

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BRIEF: The Biometric Technology Boosting Surveillance

BRIEF: The Biometric Technology Boosting Surveillance

For good or for ill, governments around the world have sought to track citizens and non-citizens alike throughout history. And for good or ill, biometric technology has emerged to make such surveillance easier and more effective. Particularly over the last several years, with the advent of facial recognition that can scan hours and hours of…

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The Buzz About FIDO2 and WebAuthn

The Buzz About FIDO2 and WebAuthn

This week, the FIDO Alliance and W3C, the world’s primary standards organization for the web, announced a new standard designed to bring FIDO-based biometric and hardware key authentication to Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and the world’s most widely used browser, Google Chrome. The WebAuthn API specification is a core component of the new FIDO2 specification…

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BRIEF: Has The In-Display Fingerprint Revolution Finally Arrived?

BRIEF: Has The In-Display Fingerprint Revolution Finally Arrived?

At the start of last year, it looked like in-display fingerprint recognition was going to be the next big thing in mobile biometrics. With fingerprint sensors having established themselves as a standard feature of the contemporary smartphone, companies were looking ahead to where the technology might go next, and the pioneering under-glass sensors in new…

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Twelve Expert Interviews Point to the Future of Mobile Biometrics

Twelve Expert Interviews Point to the Future of Mobile Biometrics

FindBiometrics is hosting the mobile biometrics webinar event of the year on Wednesday. New Frontiers in Mobile Biometrics will feature a dynamic panel discussion about the state and future of mobile biometrics and digital identity. The mobile authentication landscape is evolving rapidly thanks to the mainstream ubiquity of fingerprint, face, voice, iris and behavioral biometrics.…

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Primer: The State-of-the-art in Biometric Smartphones

Primer: The State-of-the-art in Biometric Smartphones

For many, mobile devices have become a central key to way we move, live, work, travel, manage our finances, and co-ordinate our lives. With an increasing amount of sensitive material being stored on our phones, consumers value their privacy and protection more than ever. Mobile device OEMs are reacting to this consumer demand by working…

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