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BioID and Pikcio Are Developing Facial Recognition Age Verification for UK Websites

BioID and Pikcio Are Developing Facial Recognition Age Verification for UK Websites

“The technology will be used by the jointly-developed service to verify the age of individuals in the UK seeking to access adult websites.” BioID has teamed up with Swiss blockchain specialist Pikcio to develop an age verification service based on facial recognition. The latter technology comes by way of BioID, which upgraded its BWS solution…

FindBiometrics Directory Launches Featuring Industry Leaders IDEMIA, Aware, BioConnect, NEC and More

FindBiometrics Directory Launches Featuring Industry Leaders IDEMIA, Aware, BioConnect, NEC and More

As the biometrics industry continues to grow at an accelerated pace, with authentication and identification solutions proliferating the market, relying parties looking to deploy technologies in the enterprise, financial services, government, retail and healthcare markets are presented with a daunting abundance of choice. The quick pace at which the biometrics industry has grown left little…

Talking Biometrics and Mobile ID at Money20/20 [Audio Interview Roundup]

Talking Biometrics and Mobile ID at Money20/20 [Audio Interview Roundup]

This week Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics reported live from Money20/20 USA in Las Vegas, where biometrics took the spotlight. Kicking off Sunday with a dedicated Digital Identity & Biometrics session track, this year’s Money20/20 ensured strong authentication was a foundational topic for the week of keynotes, panels, exhibitions and networking events, all condiucted under…

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, Co-founder and CEO, FacePhi

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, Co-founder and CEO, FacePhi

Mobile ID World recently caught up with Javier Mira, Co-founder and CEO, FacePhi, for an interview about the facial recognition company’s recent activity. The conversation begins with talk about the effect Apple’s Face ID has had on the mobile face biometrics market at large, as well as the substantial growth FacePhi has seen over recent…

Ipsidy to Showcase Mobile Biometrics at Major Industry Events

Ipsidy to Showcase Mobile Biometrics at Major Industry Events

Ipsidy is going to be at two of the biggest industry events of the autumn showcasing its biometric technology and electronic transaction processing services, the company has announced. First up is Money20/20, where the company will be showcasing from booth 1179. Money20/20 Las Vegas is, in fact, one of the biggest FinTech events of the…

The Biometrics Industry Speaks at FedID 2018 [AUDIO]

The Biometrics Industry Speaks at FedID 2018 [AUDIO]

This week Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics reported live from the FedID conference in Tampa. High level conversations about biometrics, identity management, access control, credentialing, trust, border control, law enforcement and national security kept the Tampa Convention Center abuzz all week, and our editors Peter Counter and Susan Stover were there to make sure industry…

FedID 2018: Biometric Background Checks and Disaster Relief

FedID 2018: Biometric Background Checks and Disaster Relief

For the better part of this millennium, the US government’s use of biometrics has been largely framed in the context of anti-terrorism. The serious investments in biometric border initiatives and law enforcement after the September 11 terror attacks led to the realization of such breakthroughs as Biometric Entry/Exit, the FBI’s Next Generation Identification program, and…

IDEX Biometrics and Hengbao Team Up on Asian Smart Card Trials

IDEX Biometrics and Hengbao Team Up on Asian Smart Card Trials

“The increasing popularity of card payments in Asia, in conjunction with the growing preference towards biometrics, has created the perfect storm for this partnership with Hengbao, a very influential player in the Asian market.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has a big new partner in its escalating efforts to promote its biometric card…

INTERVIEW:  John E. Ahrens, CEO, Veratad

INTERVIEW: John E. Ahrens, CEO, Veratad

Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed John E. Ahrens, CEO of Veratad, a world class provider of age and identity verification solutions. The conversation begins with discussion of the company’s origins involving the convergence of online banking and payments with age verification technology. Ahrens proceeds to outline Veratad’s product lineup, including its document…

From Smartphones to Smart Homes: Consumer Biometrics Are Booming

From Smartphones to Smart Homes: Consumer Biometrics Are Booming

The biometrics industry has seen explosive growth over the last several years, thanks in large part to advancements in technology and a growing awareness of the need for sophisticated biometric security in the years since 9/11. Government has therefore been a key driver of the market, across a wide range of sectors and applications. But…

BIO-key’s Share Offering Exceeded Expectations

BIO-key’s Share Offering Exceeded Expectations

“The results point to strong enthusiasm for BIO-key’s biometric technologies, which including fingerprint-scanning locks and identity management software for the enterprise.” BIO-key‘s share offering did better than expected, bringing in gross proceeds of $2.1 million. The move was announced last week, with BIO-key putting forward an underwritten offering of 1,200,000 shares of common stock together…

FaceTec Attains 100% Anti-Spoofing Score in iBeta Level 1 PAD Certification Test

FaceTec Attains 100% Anti-Spoofing Score in iBeta Level 1 PAD Certification Test

“Though negative results are not published, we believe most of our competitors have attempted similar PAD testing and failed, so achieving the first and only Level 1 certification is truly a milestone in the biometrics industry.” – Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec FaceTec‘s ZoOm 3D Face Login system has become the first biometric technology to attain…

Interview with Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO of CLEAR

Interview with Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO of CLEAR

The biometric border control market has been growing for nearly 20 years, with recent innovations in strong authentication technologies spurring impressive growth rates, and and CLEAR is at the forefront of the industry. Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO of CLEAR. The following interview begins on the…

INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

When you talk about the mobile biometrics revolution, you talk about FinTech, and any conversation about FinTech is going to prominently feature Daon. The biometric software company deployed its IdentityX authentication solution to great effect in the early days of biometric mobile banking, its trailblazing partnership with USAA clearing the way for mass adoption of…

INTERVIEW: NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre

Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation starts with a review of her first year as the company’s leader and her major accomplishments in the role. The conversation moves on to the major security benefits of NEXT’s large area sensors and…

BIO-key Partners With Aluratek, Expanding Retail Availability of TouchLock

BIO-key Partners With Aluratek, Expanding Retail Availability of TouchLock

“Our retail accounts look to Aluratek to bring them innovative products rooted in cutting edge technology and design. We are pleased to launch our relationship in Best Buy and look forward to expanding BIO-key’s retail footprint over the remainder of 2018.” – John Wolikow, CEO, Aluratek BIO-key International announced today its latest partnership aimed at…

Financial Services Industry Veteran Joins BioCatch Board of Directors

Financial Services Industry Veteran Joins BioCatch Board of Directors

“Jay’s interest in joining BioCatch is a validation of the significant market potential for digital identity solutions like ours that enhance online security without disrupting the user experience.” – Howard Edelstein, BioCatch Chairman and CEO Behavioral biometrics specialist BioCatch has announced a new appointment to its board of directors: former JPMorgan Chase senior investor Jay Mandelbaum.…

Biocryptology Aims to Empower Users by Eliminating Passwords

Biocryptology Aims to Empower Users by Eliminating Passwords

“We’re very proud to have created a technological platform for complete, secure access that also eliminates the need for passwords and usernames”. – Ted Oorbals, CEO, Biocryptology Last week in Amsterdam, Biocryptology CEO Ted Oorbals took to the stage for a discussion with Consult Hyperion Director of Innovation Dave Birch as part of Money20/20 Europe.…

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