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At MWC 2014, phone makers go after the next billion, biometrics

As Mobile World Congress winds down, we take a look at some of the bigger themes of the show.

By Feb. 27, 2014


Privacy hawks fret as FBI upgrades biometrics capacities

The agency is going ahead with a $1 billion upgrade of its biometric technology.

By Sep. 7, 2012


Tech competition takes aim at smarter, safer guns

It's kind of like the X-Prize, but participants aren't trying to land on the moon. The Silicon Valley-backed Smart Tech for Firearms challenge aims to fund innovators creating technologies that help curb gun violence. Could biometrics and RFID tech succeed where the government has largely failed?

By Dec. 12, 2013


iPhone 5S packaging leaks, hints at fingerprint scanner

The packaging for Apple's iPhone 5S suggests we could well see a fingerprint scanner built into the handset's home button.

By Sep. 8, 2013


Aussie pubs beat bar fights with biometrics

Pubs and clubs in Australia are signing up in droves to national and state biometrics databases that capture patron fingerprints, photos, and scanned driver licenses.

By Feb. 1, 2011


3M to buy biometrics firm Cogent for $943 million

Cogent, which sells biometric ID systems to governments, law enforcement, and businesses, will be swallowed up by the massive conglomerate.

By Aug. 30, 2010


Iris scanning tech coming to the next iPhone?

Apple is looking at biometrics to play a key role in their product line, Apple's 5th Avenue store shatters, and the 30th anniversary of the Mac.

By Jan. 23, 2014


Fujitsu gives biometrics a hand

Researcher advocates scanning live blood flow in the palm as a means of preventing false positives.

By May. 20, 2008


Doctors 'used fake fingers' to clock in for colleagues at ER

Biometric clocking-in machines are thought to be foolproof. But some Brazilian doctors find they can pretend their colleagues are at work by using silicone fingers.

By Mar. 13, 2013


Biometrics and security in Iraq

The U.S. military and Iraqi government have logged thousands of fingerprints and iris scans, but the systems are a long way from being fully up-to-date.

By Aug. 17, 2007