Biometrics Becoming More Popular

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April 22nd, 2014
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    Biometrics Becoming More Popular

 

  • How your voice could become your debit card or smart phone banking password with biometric technology – http://bit.ly/1gCSgtx

 

 

  • New Zealand’s internal revenue department reaches 1 million voiceprints – saving 40 sec per call – http://bit.ly/1mg3FEe

 

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3.4 billion users to have biometrics on mobile devices by 2018: report

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January 23rd, 2014

A new study estimates that by 2018 an almost-unbelievable 3.4 billion users will have biometric features on their mobile devices, according to Goode Intelligence.

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“Voice biometrics has the potential to greatly improve speed, ease of use and security for customers.”

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January 22nd, 2014

Banking on voice biometrics?

Biometric identification isn’t a new phenomenon, just ask the Babylonians. They inked their contracts with a fingerprint. Perhaps the scanning technology wasn’t invented yet but the basic premise was there. Even MI6 and the CIA have tapped…read more

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January 22nd, 2014

Nuance brings voice biometrics to smart TVs and set-top boxes.

January 7, 2014 –

Nuance Communications has announced that its Dragon TV platform now includes voice biometrics for TVs, set-top boxes and second screen applications.

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Global Voice Recognition Market to Grow At A CAGR Of 22.07 Percent over the Period 2012-2016 driven by growth in voice biometrics

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January 20th, 2014

One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for voice biometrics. The Global Voice Recognition market has also been witnessing the increasing demand for speech recognition in mobile devices. However, the inability to suppress ambient noise could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

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Will Australian ePassports include voiceprints?

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January 17th, 2014

Australian passports may include voice and eye scans

Summary: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking a biometrics advisory panel to look at new passport ID alternatives.

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Australian passports may incorporate voice-recognition and eye-scanning technology as the government looks to expand biometric identification.

Australian passports have included facial recognition technology since 2005, but the government is now investigating “other biometric technologies”, according to a request for tender made public on Monday.

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Identity Theft Twice As Costly for Americans than Property Theft

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January 16th, 2014
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This week we learned Target reported criminals had stolen customer names, credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates and three-digit security codes for 40 million customers who had shopped at its stores. Reportedly, hackers gained access to the point of sales systems in the stores…read more

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Biometrics beat passwords in battle for trust

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January 15th, 2014

Biometrics beat passwords in battle for trust

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Contact centres are using biometrics to help build trust in customers and combat worries about fraud and identity theft.

A survey commissioned by customer service technology specialist Sabio in conjunction with business communications solutions provider Avaya reported contact centres were seen as a particular source of security weakness, with 10 per cent of UK consumers closing accounts due to call centre security concerns…read more

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Red-Haired Women Pick the Best Passwords, Bearded Men the Worst

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January 14th, 2014
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    Red-Haired Women Pick the Best Passwords, Bearded Men the Worst

Stolen website data highlight people’s lousy inventiveness

Besides shedding light on our overwhelming sloppiness, data from recent security breaches at websites like Adobe and LinkedIn reveal some quirky patterns in how we choose our online passwords.

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ING Bank in Romania to introduce voice biometrics to its banking customers

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January 13th, 2014
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    ING Bank in Romania to introduce voice biometrics to its banking customers

ING Bank has introduced a service allowing its Romanian users to access their accounts via voice recognition technology. The bank developed the program working with the company behind iPhone’s famous voice control Siri.

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