Facial recognition will be an integral part of the Singapore national ID, called the National Digital Identity (NDI) program, set to be completed in 2020. It will be the centralized biometric authenticator that will be used across both government and private sector applications. In the future other biometrics may be used as well. The Signapore […]
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04 Oct, 2018iPhone student ID launches at three universities
This week, students at the University of Alabama, Duke University and the University of Oklahoma began using an iPhone student ID as their official campus card. The new credential is stored in the Wallet app on the iPhones and Apple Watches students are already carrying on campus. The system was created jointly by Apple and […]
The Supreme Court in India ruled on the case involving AADHAR, the controversial national biometric identity program. The ruling was a mixed bag, with both proponents and opponents winning some and losing some. First, the ruling states that AADHAR does not fundamentally violate the privacy rights of the 1.3 billion Indians and thus can continue, […]
HID acquires Crossmatch, the biometric identity management company, bringing its portfolio of fingerprint hardware and software to the HID brand. According to the release announcing the acquisition, it brings enhanced solutions for civil government, defense and commercial applications, as well as a secure multi-factor authentication software solution. Crossmatch is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida […]
The promise of biometric technologies is to achieve authentication that is both frictionless and fully secure. With biometric security, the enterprise employee is functionally his or her own password; each individual’s voice, face, or behavior can serve as the basis for authorizing access and protecting the most sensitive company data.
19 Sep, 2018Medicare smart card pilot bill passes House
Last week the US House of Representatives passed a Medicare smart card pilot bill that would require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct trials aimed at combatting health care fraud via smart cards. The bill, H.R. 6690, is named “Fighting Fraud to Protect Care for Seniors Act of 2018.” It is […]
17 Sep, 2018Dulles facial recognition notches first win
Just days after setting up facial recognition for biometric authentication of international travelers, authorities catch a man traveling under an assumed identity. The arrest came as biometrics are used for more border ID checks.