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BRIEF: A Mobile Payments Revolution?

BRIEF: A Mobile Payments Revolution?

Like the mobile biometrics revolution, the idea of mobile payments was initially met by a little bit of skepticism, with some wondering why consumers would want to abandon the payment cards and cash that they’re used to. Also like the mobile biometrics revolution, the mobile payments concept was really spearheaded by Apple, with its Apple…

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The Samsung Galaxy S9: What We Know (Or Think We Know) So Far

The Samsung Galaxy S9: What We Know (Or Think We Know) So Far

About a year after its release, it’s fair to say that Samsung did a great job with its Galaxy S8 devices. It helped to set a new design trend for smartphones that prioritized maximum screen space, and its use of iris scanning was an innovation that demonstrated how biometric authentication could be made even more…

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BRIEF: The Mobile ID Revolution

BRIEF: The Mobile ID Revolution

ID confirmation used to be a tedious and occasionally fraught process. Physical documents had to be handed over, and in some cases, particularly skillful forgeries could lead to fraud. But the mobile revolution has changed all that. Virtually every smartphone comes equipped with its own camera, offering consumers a means of capturing and uploading images…

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BRIEF: Machine Vision Comes Into Focus

BRIEF: Machine Vision Comes Into Focus

Among the tech world buzzwords that are currently being tossed around like confetti – “blockchain”, “neural network”, “the IoT” – “machine vision” is perhaps the most straightforward. It really means just that: The ability of a machine to see. It’s a branch of artificial intelligence that has become increasingly prominent in recent months and years,…

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BRIEF: The State of the Art in Smart Car Tech

BRIEF: The State of the Art in Smart Car Tech

It’s been a long on-ramp for the smart car concept, but things seemed to kick into a higher gear over the past year as major IT and tech companies poured resources into automotive efforts, and big brands in the car sector welcomed new collaborations. This week, a lot of that behind-the-scenes activity produced results in…

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Mobile Identity, Biometrics, Cloud and Micro-services Hot Topics at 2017 Gartner IAM Summit

Mobile Identity, Biometrics, Cloud and Micro-services Hot Topics at 2017 Gartner IAM Summit

Analysts, customers and vendors met at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas to discuss trends and solutions. “The digitization of society (not just business or the enterprise)… was a clear underpinning for many of the sessions.” The 2017 Gartner Identity and Access Management (IAM) Summit kicked off on Tuesday, November 27, including Gartner analyst-led sessions, analyst roundtables,…

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A.I. Assistants Are Changing Our Relationship With Money

A.I. Assistants Are Changing Our Relationship With Money

by Susan Stover Sophisticated advancements in digital voice assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa are rapidly changing the way we interact in our world, and are fundamentally changing the way we relate to money, making it easier than ever to manage funds, send money, and track spending. The future of banking is changing quickly…

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BRIEF: The iPhone X’s Outsized Impact

BRIEF: The iPhone X’s Outsized Impact

Since its announcement in September, the iPhone X has generated a lot of buzz, much of it of an anxious variety. It wasn’t clear if consumers would respond to the redesign – the most substantial since the original iPhone’s debut a decade ago – not to mention its thousand-dollar price tag. And in the mobile…

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FPC’s Thomas Rex on Biometric Smart Cards and Money20/20 [AUDIO]

FPC’s Thomas Rex on Biometric Smart Cards and Money20/20 [AUDIO]

Many of the biggest names in the biometrics industry have converged in Las Vegas this week for Money20/20, not the least of which is Fingerprint Cards. The company has established itself as one of the biggest suppliers of fingerprint sensors for the mobile industry, and has reported an almost constant stream of smartphone integrations over…

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BRIEF: The Continued Ascent of FIDO Authentication Standards

BRIEF: The Continued Ascent of FIDO Authentication Standards

The FIDO Alliance‘s authentication standards have enjoyed a rising profile in recent years and months, and their upward trajectory shows no signs of abating, especially in the wake of major data breaches like the recent Equifax fiasco. Security professionals, business leaders, and everyday consumers are becoming increasingly aware of new and emerging digital threats; at…

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Wherefore Art Thou, Face ID? What’s Already Going Wrong – And Right – With Apple’s Facial Recognition System

Wherefore Art Thou, Face ID? What’s Already Going Wrong – And Right – With Apple’s Facial Recognition System

There’s a lot of hype over Face ID, the facial recognition system of Apple’s forthcoming iPhone X, but some of its shortcomings are already becoming clear. One is that it it struggles to recognize younger users, with Apple warning that kids under 13 don’t yet have sufficiently developed facial features to enable accurate identification. Twins…

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Just How Revolutionary Is Apple’s Face ID System?

Just How Revolutionary Is Apple’s Face ID System?

Apple has created quite a stir with its unveiling of the iPhone X, and not least because of its Face ID facial recognition system. Together with Apple’s framing of the issue, and the media response it has provoked, casual observers might be led to believe it’s a revolutionary new technology. But facial recognition in general…

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Cloud-Based Biometric Authentication Emerging as a Key Trend

Cloud-Based Biometric Authentication Emerging as a Key Trend

“Proponents of on-device biometric authentication argue that server-side systems are vulnerable to breaches, but Most says these concerns ‘have been sensationalized.’” Cloud-based biometric authentication is emerging as a key trend in digital services, argues a new white paper from Acuity Market Intelligence. The trend will be particularly important for financial services organizations, who ignore it…

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FindBiometrics and ISC West Announce Exclusive Sponsorship

FindBiometrics and ISC West Announce Exclusive Sponsorship

PRESS RELEASE FindBiometrics and ISC West entered an exclusive Premier Biometrics Media Sponsorship at a critical time for both the physical security industry and the global identity management marketplace September 1st, 2017, Toronto — FindBiometrics, the most trusted online voice in biometrics and identity management, and ISC West, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA),…

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BRIEF: What’s Next for Biometric Payments?

BRIEF: What’s Next for Biometric Payments?

It’s now a more-or-less normal thing to be able to buy something by holding your phone near a payment terminal and scanning your finger to confirm the transaction – not yet commonplace, but certainly not unheard of. That’s thanks in large part to the pioneering efforts of Apple, which kickstarted the mobile biometrics revolution with…

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Biometrics, Cryptocurrency, Alibaba’s Cashierless Cafe: Financial ID Briefing

Biometrics, Cryptocurrency, Alibaba’s Cashierless Cafe: Financial ID Briefing

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Biometrics Power Alibaba’s Cashless Cafe Facial recognition, QR codes, and mobile tech combined to transform the retail experience at an experimental cafe run by Alibaba at the Taobao Maker Festival. Alibaba’s…

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GUEST POST: Without Spoof-Proof Liveness, Biometrics Will Never Replace Passwords

GUEST POST: Without Spoof-Proof Liveness, Biometrics Will Never Replace Passwords

The following article is a guest post by John Wojewidka, Director of Business Development, FaceTec. Fingerprint, and all other biometric modalities on mobile devices, have failed to replace passwords because they lack spoof-proof liveness detection. So why is liveness so critical to biometric authentication?  First, we will need some context: A biometric spoof uses an inanimate…

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