Sunday 7 February 2016

US 'visa waiver' travellers to be fingerprinted

Travellers to the United States from "visa waiver" nations would have to provide fingerprints and photos under a US Senate bill to intensify scrutiny of foreigners, one of several border-tightening measures offered since the Paris atta


New bid to curb SIM cards fraud in Bahrain

Fingerprint scans could soon be used to register mobile phone SIM cards in Bahrain as part of efforts to curb fraud and misuse. Such so-called ‘biometric scans’, which can also include iris recognition, palm print scan


PayPal, Samsung enable biometric mobile payment

PayPal and Samsung have announced a collaboration that will make Samsung Galaxy S5 users the first to be able to login and shop at any merchant that accepts PayPal on mobile and in-stores with only their fingerprint. The new secur


Biometric systems ‘not yet perfect’

Biometric identification systems are depicted as foolproof crime-fighting tools in Hollywood but in reality they are far from perfect, a report said. The report from National Research Council said identification systems that rely on finger

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