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US Biometric and identity intelligence programme

While technology has made life more automated and easier, it has also allowed nefarious persons to clone or forge passports, including the biometric data...

Vending Machine Matches User ID to Unique Vein Pattern

Biometric authentication provider FinGo has launched a retail solution that integrates its biometric payment and age verification technologies. At a FinGoVend vending machine, the user (customer)...
internet of things

Part 1: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Introduction There are many devices, computers, workstations, wireless devices, and even IT infrastructures that are now interconnected amongst one another. There is a technical term...
artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence & the SOC

Introduction On a daily basis, the news headlines keep pouring out stories about the number of cyberattacks that are taking place. In fact, every day,...

Part 2: Seeing eye to eye on iris recognition

Ravi Das After the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, the use of biometrics increased dramatically as a means of positively verifying and/or identifying an individual....

From policing to passport control

Identity verification at passport control, in policing, and in retail stores is most often achieved by matching an individual’s face to a photographic identity...
facial recognition

India to launch world’s largest facial recognition system

India’s central government approved the implementation of its Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) across the country beginning in 2021. Biometric Update reports AFRS will allow...

SPS introduces digital passport inlays and eCovers

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) is now offering a new security component to ePassport vendors and governments: digital passport inlays and eCovers that include a...

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History of the U.S. Passport: Part 7

In his comprehensive history of the U.S. passport, Tom Topol—passport expert, collector, and author of Let Pass or Die—has followed the evolution of this...