“Ghost Schools” Threaten Next Generation

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‘Ghost schools’ are one symptom of a troubled education system in the developing world. It results in leakage of government funding and exacerbates the high levels of frustration experienced by the overlooked, neglected and disenfranchised youths. The Supreme Court defined a ‘ghost school’ as an infrastructure built for education but in reality that function has…

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Biometric Identity in the Sharing Economy

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The sharing economy seems to be going from strength to strength – potentially doubling in the next 12 months. According to Forces, currently, nearly a quarter of population of the US, the UK and Canada engages in some form of economic sharing, whether that’s renting a spare bedroom on Airbnb, a car ride on Uber, a…

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Lessons for Businesses from the Security Vulnerabilities of Yahoo

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At the beginning of August 2016, Yahoo has confirmed that a data breach from 2014 hit 500 million users, allowing hackers access to sensitive information, including poorly encrypted passwords. The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. The…

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Building Cloud-Based Application for Biometric Data

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Cloud-based biometric technologies utilize cloud services through a web-based user interface, which can be either a browser or a mobile application. Here, the biometrics is managed by a cloud service provider and is available on demand. In details, cloud-based biometric includes a server, which consists of a biometric template database and all the processing data…

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Hotel Business Put At Risk after POS Hack

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In June this year, 20 hotels run by HEI Hotels and Resorts, including Hyatt, Marriott, Starwood and Intercontinental were affected by the malware which targeted payment card information of customers. According to privately-owned HEI, hackers were desired to target POS (point of sale) systems and steal card data used by customers to make payments. In…

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Biometrics on Smartphones to Change Our Life for the Better

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To date, the world is more connected than ever before. According to a report in Biometricupdate, the number of total smartphones users worldwide will surpass 2.5 billion in 2016, which is equivalent to 33.8 percent of the world population. In other words, the rapid growth in the availability and incorporation of mobile phones in almost…

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Digital Identification Market Grows Significantly in Africa

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There is a growing recognition of the importance of identification for sustainable development. Due to a number of powerful factors related to security, development and new technology, many countries in Africa have been introducing new ID programs or upgrading existing ones to increase their capabilities. Conventional ID systems are rapidly giving way to digital ID…

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Iris Smartphone to Help Build a Digital India

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As India is going to finish its 1.2 billion people biometric enrollment, Indian Government is paying more attention into the authentication market where myriad of applications to be deployed such as: time attendance, benefits distribution, SIM issuance, mobile payment, healthcare, etc. At the same time, mobile penetration in India currently is estimated to cover around…

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Biometrics to Enhance the Efficiency of Benefits Distribution System

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Biometric identification technology provides automated methods to identify a person based on physical characteristics—such as fingerprints, hand shape, and characteristics of the eyes and face—as well as behavioral characteristics—including signatures and voice patterns. Although biometrics is broadly used in law enforcement and defense than civilian applications by Governments, its deployment in Food Stamp Program in…

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Multimodal Biometrics for Airport Security on the Rise

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Aviation security is one of the major challenges for countries around the world. According to the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in total 708 million passengers in 2015, there are 2,653 firearms in carry-on bags were detected at airport security checkpoints across the United States, an increase of more than 16% from 2014. Furthermore, the…

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