Use of Biometric Safety Guns Should Be Widely Deployed

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It’s undeniable that America has a destructive gun culture that is borne out by the high correlation between mass gun ownership and violence. According to Washington Post, in 2009, American people owed 114 million handguns, 110 million rifles, and 86 million shotguns. Accompanied with this mass number of weapons are mass numbers of killings involving…

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The Rise of IoT Hacking: New Dangers, New Solutions – Biometrics

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Imaging a future where every device you own and every object surrounding you will be connected to the Internet. The Internet of Things (IoT) is exactly that, which is defined as “the complete computerization of everything in our life and autonomously interacting with each other”. According to The Globe and Mail, by 2020 there will be 21 billion…

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“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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Biometric vehicle access to grow 20% during 2016-2020

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According to an article in Markets and Markets, the vehicle security system market is dominated by remote keyless entry systems in terms of value. In details, over 70% of vehicles manufactured today are equipped with a remote keyless entry system, either as a standard or an optional feature. And although this is wonderful, the fact…

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Widespread Use of Biometrics In Consumer Electronics Projected

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While the adoption of biometric has been focused on the government sector, market dynamics are shifting, as these technologies find increasing use in consumer electronic (CE) products. In other words, with the rising number of CE products featuring biometric sensors, it becomes as a huge opportunity. According to an article in Grand View Research, the…

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