ISC West: Be a Pioneer, Then Set the Standard

Early adopters of technology are pioneers. They are willing to take a risk with new technologies and work out the kinks until that technology is ready for mass-market adoption. After all, the first generation of the iPhone is vastly different to the latest model used by millions of consumers around the world. At this year’s ISC West, FST Biometrics made the shift from being a technology for the early adopters, to being a technology for the mass market. Our early adopters[...]

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Streamlining Enterprise Identity Management – Less Equipment, More Efficiency

The need for corporate security is continuously increasing. Corporations are looking for the best security systems to ensure that their businesses are protected from intruders, corporate espionage and other unauthorized parties’ entry and at the same time are seeking to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Though security and convenience are often at odds, these two needs don’t have to conflict. When it comes to security, many might think more is better: more cameras,[...]

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What Shutterfly and Facebook Can Teach Us About the Golden Rules of Privacy

Recently, private citizens have brought forth two biometric identification lawsuits in the United States. In one of them, a Chicago man filed a $5 million class-action lawsuit against photo-book service Shutterfly for using a tagged image of him (uploaded by a friend) to create an unsolicited account for the man on the site. The main issue is, of course, the question of individual citizens’ privacy. In fact, whenever the topic of biometric identification arises, the priv[...]

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The Identity Timeline: What’s Old is New

If we rewind history 2,000 years, people living in a town or a village generally knew one another, faces were familiar, and travel, was not quite as easy as today. In other words, the average person stayed close to home during the majority of his/her life. People identified each other simply. A man might be standing outside of his home and see someone approaching from a distance. The man would be able to begin identifying the visitor based on how he walks, his height and h[...]

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