A pilot in Austin, TX, seeks to consolidate and safely store the identity documents, medical records and other forms that prove the identity of people who live on the street. The pilot, backed by Bloomberg Philanthropies, could make it easier for homeless people to find jobs and receive medical care.
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The age of IDIoTs: Smartphones and the IoT change how we authenticate for access control
In honor of World Password Day 2018, a new survey demonstrates that consumers need significantly more education when it comes to the most important issues involved with keeping data secure.
U.K.-based iProov thinks so, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has made a bet that the biometric authentication firm is right. The technology, which works on users’ mobile devices and is anchored to data stored on remote serves, could help boost protection for hundreds of border crossings.
A pilot program in three Chinese cities enables citizens to put digital versions of the country’s national ID card on a popular smartphone payment app operated by e-commerce giant Alibaba. The move follows a similar program that involves a Chinese social media platform.
A new lab in Virginia seeks to improve the ability of the Army to use biometrics for authentication and security, including in combat zones. A main goal of the program is to reduce the relatively bulky nature of current military biometric systems.
Biometric technology is taking another step forward in the auto industry with the introduction of a system meant to reduce accidents that stem from distracted driving. The Subaru launch comes as other carmakers seek to use biometrics not only for safety, but ID and driver convenience.
The U.S.-based firm releases facial and iris technology for use in self-service devices such as authentication kiosks in airports. And a new Tascent software suit is designed to help organizations better manage biometrics.