The primary Australian digital ID initiative known as “Digital iD” may be in question, according to an article in InnovationAus. Funding has apparently been reduced and key team leaders have left the project. Digital iD rolled out early in 2018, and it has been piloted at 13 organizations – including Queensland Police, CUA and Airtasker […]
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A Philippines biometric national ID card is in the works to give undocumented individuals the credentials they need to obtain jobs, bank accounts and other services. For Filipinos without birth records or other legal documentation, obtaining the current national identity card is difficult, but the new biometric system will ease the path for millions. The […]
29 Aug, 2018NEC invests in iris biometrics company Tascent
NEC Corporation, Tano Capital and Min Aik Technology have invested $19.5 million in Series B funding in Tascent, a U.S.-based biometrics company best known for its iris recognition solutions. NEC has been developing biometric identification technologies for more than 40 years. Tascent, established in 2015, provides multimodal biometric identification systems, including optical control technology to […]
A food-aid program that is feeding refuges from the Syrian civil war has turned to blockchain and iris recognition to make grocery shopping more efficient and less expensive. The two-year old program could one help refugees regain legal IDs.
Plug-and-Play uTrust MD Smart Cards from Identiv bring converged access to SMEs
A new certificate-based public key infrastructure (PKI) credential for Microsoft Minidriver environments is available from Identiv. The uTrust MD Smart Card is the latest addition to the company’s high-security credential portfolio, and it is targeted at converged physical and logical access control environments. The card is compatible with Microsoft’s Smart Card Base CSP, a cryptographic […]
Nominations close Sept. 28 for the 2018 annual awards program
This year’s installment of the prestigious awards program launched back in 2015 is now open. Biometrics industry and end user representatives are encouraged to nominate deserving women for the program. It only takes a few minutes to recognize someone for their contributions via the simple online form.
After successful trials in the earlier primary elections, West Virginia will rollout mobile voting for overseas military personnel in the November federal election. The system relies on the user’s smartphone, facial recognition and the blockchain.