Uber Sex Scandal Demands Biometric-Based Driver Tracking System

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Picture 1: Cab-hailing companies are changing the way many people getting around cities all over the world.

Transportation services / networks such as Uber, the online cab-hailing company, are changing the way many people travel around cities all over the world. But the question is, how safe are the cab drivers or who are taking you for a ride? Legislators in some countries are addressing the issue to improve passenger safety following reports of assault and sexual violence in recent months.

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5 Recent Trends in Biometric Technology

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Recent trends in biometric technology trends suggest more secure and convenient ways of identification and authentication.

With the pace of rapid innovation in today’s biometric technology field, new uses are appearing to make the process of authentication more convenient and secure. These innovative and useful processes of human identification are increasing in frequency with every year. As these uses are increasing, they are also creating some trends and reshaping the way we identify humans. Continue reading →

Biometrics and Access Control on the Move: A New Era

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New developments in biometric identification management technology now allow access control on the fly.

The following guest post was submitted by Sarah Smith on behalf of The Real Estate Academy of Australia. Sarah is a small business owner, and is currently learning about marketing and using the internet. Aside from working on her own business, she likes to use social media, and read travel books.

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Are Mobile Payments Headed Towards Biometrics and the Cloud?

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Mobile payments and cloud adoption are on the rise in the banking industry, and mobile biometrics technology can help the industry to effectively secure mobile device transactions through the cloud bringing convenience to customers.

The global world of retail payments is rapidly advancing technologically, giving rise to many future possibilities to authenticate transactions and more efficiently allowing the banking industry to securely attract and connect with customers. It is now possible for an individual to make payments on the move via mobile devices, enjoy access to multiple payment methods and currency options, and feel secure in the knowledge that their sensitive data is protected due to new sophisticated technologies like cloud and mobile biometrics, which were developed to combat fraudulent activity.

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Impact of Recent Court Order Request to Unlock iPhone with Biometrics

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A recent court ruling on the legality of submitting individual biometric credentials to unlock a smartphone favors the legal system.

The following guest post was submitted by The Carter Capner Group, a law firm serving Queensland and the Australian city of Brisbane.

Many people such as personal injury and compensation lawyers Carter Capner have confidential information on their smartphones. Thanks to advances in technology, people no longer need to rely on a password to protect their sensitive data. It is now possible to lock a cell phone with the owner’s fingerprint. This eliminates the possibility of a hacker figuring out the password to access the contents of the phone. It is this exact fingerprint technology that was the subject of a case in Virginia criminal court last November. In this case, a key ruling was made that will now make it easier for law enforcement officials to gather evidence that is contained on a smartphone. The judge ruled that criminal defendants can now be legally compelled to open their phone for police if it has been locked using a fingerprint recognition program. One would imagine this ruling will also carry over and apply to other devices such as tablets, laptops and PCs.
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