Biometric

Veridium Awarded $150,000 Grant For Economic Inclusivity Research

Veridium Awarded $150,000 Grant For Economic Inclusivity Research

“Our goal is to help design a new banking model, using our biometric authentication technology to bring the unbanked into the financial services system. Additionally, over time, improve their circumstances, making it possible to open a bank account, apply for credit, and achieve a level of financial stability.” – Lori Cohen, CMO, Veridium Veridium has been…

Facial Recognition To Fight Human Trafficking

Facial Recognition To Fight Human Trafficking

Attorneys General from the US and Mexico are poised to unveil a new facial recognition system designed to track victims of human trafficking this week. According to a Hypopotamus report, the system will allow families to upload photos of missing persons, and will then use these photos to identify individuals caught on surveillance feeds. The…

IDEMIA Pop-Up Innovation Center Will Bring Biometric Demos to London

IDEMIA is looking to raise its profile in the UK with a new “Pop-Up Innovation Center” that will be situated in the Queen Elizabeth II Center. That’s right in Westminster, right in the heart of London. The Pop-Up Innovation Center will essentially act as a demo showroom, with IDEMIA announcing in a statement that it…

Apple Pay Gets ‘Smooth Entry’ Into Norway

Apple Pay Gets ‘Smooth Entry’ Into Norway

Apple Pay has made it to Norway, launching in the country with the support of Nordea Bank, Santander Bank and Sbanken. The banks are allowing customers to upload their Mastercard, Visa, and debit cards to Apple’s biometrically secured mobile payments platform. Meanwhile, Danish merchant acquirer Clearhaus says it’s extending Apple Pay support across Norway-based online merchants.…

Blockchain-Based Biometric Patient ID System Patented by Walmart

Blockchain-Based Biometric Patient ID System Patented by Walmart

A new patent detailing a blockchain-based, biometric healthcare system has been awarded to Walmart, of all companies. Entitled, “Obtaining a Medical Record Stored on a Blockchain from a Wearable Device”, the patent describes a system designed to let emergency first responders access the health records of an individual who is incapacitated. The patient’s health records…

Remote Onboarding Specialist Teams Up with Melissa

Remote Onboarding Specialist Teams Up with Melissa

California-based Melissa and Israel-based Scanovate have partnered up to offer an enhanced remote identity verification solution. Scanovate offers an automated onboarding system that uses facial recognition and document reading to match end users to their identity documents – an increasingly popular approach to remote onboarding and mobile authentication. Melissa, meanwhile offers a range of identity…

Synaptics Enters Acquisition Dialogue

Synaptics Enters Acquisition Dialogue

“Synaptics serves a number of clients and recently won acclaim for its fingerprint sensor technology after it became the first supplier to deliver an in-displayer fingerprint scanner in a commercial smartphone earlier this year.” Synaptics is in talks with Dialog Semiconductor about the latter’s potential acquisition of the former, the company has confirmed. In a…

Small Merchants, Digitization to Drive mPOS Growth: Report

Small Merchants, Digitization to Drive mPOS Growth: Report

Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) terminals are going to see huge growth over the next several years, and a small chunk of them are going to be biometric, according to a new market forecast from Juniper Research. The firm predicts that by 2023, almost one in four POS transactions will be on mobile POS devices.…

BIO-key Wins Patent For Continuous Mobile Biometric Authentication

BIO-key Wins Patent For Continuous Mobile Biometric Authentication

“Essentially, it’s designed to use facial and fingerprint recognition to enable continuous, passive biometric authentication of a smartphone user.” BIO-key has been granted a patent that it believes could be highly valuable to the company given current trends in mobile biometrics market. Entitled, “Utilization of Biometric Data”, the patent was first filed in 2015, and…

Precise Biometrics’ Chief Financial Officer is Stepping Down

Precise Biometrics’ Chief Financial Officer is Stepping Down

“…the decision will not take effect immediately, with Thuresson agreeing to remain in his role until a new CFO has been found.” Precise Biometrics‘ Chief Financial Officer is stepping down, the company has announced. In a brief statement, the company said that Göran Thuresson has made the decision “to leave Precise Biometrics and return to a role…

JCB Extends Apple Pay Support Beyond Japan

JCB Extends Apple Pay Support Beyond Japan

“The move comes soon after JCB enabled Google Pay in its home country, reflecting the company’s growing interest in novel payment technologies.” Japanese credit card company JCB is now supporting Apple Pay in Taiwan, the company has announced. JCB’s support in Taiwan comes in partnership with E.SUN Bank and Union Bank of Taiwan, with Taiwan…

Experian Brings More Biometrics to its CrossCore Platform

Experian Brings More Biometrics to its CrossCore Platform

Experian is bringing yet more biometric capabilities to its CrossCore anti-fraud platform, thanks to a new partnership with Acuant. The latter is bringing to the table its AssureID solution, which combines document reading with facial recognition in order to match end users against their government-issued IDs. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies suggested…

Six New Members Join IBIA

Six New Members Join IBIA

“The companies join the association at a time when biometric technology is increasingly prominent, and in some applications even going mainstream, while interest in such solutions continues to rise.” The International Biometrics + Identity Association (or “IBIA”) is welcoming six new members to the fold. Among the additions are facial recognition specialist Innovatrics, which recently…

China’s Celebrity Video Identification Challenge Turns Intelligent Biometrics on the Rich and Famous

China’s Celebrity Video Identification Challenge Turns Intelligent Biometrics on the Rich and Famous

China-based online entertainment service provider iQIYI has announced a new competition aimed at pushing the boundaries of video-based biometric identification. It’s called the “Celebrity Video Identification Challenge”, and it will test various AI systems on their ability to identify a celebrity, whether it’s by face, voice, gait, or some other consistent metric. iQIYI says it…

ShoCard Brings Blockchain to OneLogin Access Management Solution

ShoCard Brings Blockchain to OneLogin Access Management Solution

OneLogin has teamed up with ShoCard to bring blockchain technology to its access management solution. The blockchain functionality comes by way of ShoCard’s ShoBadge enterprise solution, which stores users’ personal identification data in a blockchain ledger. ShoBadge has been integrated into OneLogin’s Unified Access Management platform, which leverages biometrics, geo-fencing, and other factors to regulate…

New iOS 12 Feature May Point to Face ID for the iPad

New iOS 12 Feature May Point to Face ID for the iPad

With the iOS 12 beta now rolling out, it’s becoming clear that Apple has reversed course on a previous policy restricting Face ID authentication to one user per device. As 9to5Mac reports, there is a new feature in the Face ID & Passcode Settings area of iOS 12 allowing users to “Set Up an Alternate…

The Mobile Integrations Continue for Fingerprint Cards

The Mobile Integrations Continue for Fingerprint Cards

“The latest integrations point to Fingerprint Cards’ continuing prominence as a supplier of fingerprint sensors to the mobile market…” Another raft of new smartphones are using biometric technology provided by Fingerprint Cards, the company has announced. The four newly revealed integrations are each with a different smartphone brand, all of which are returning customers for…

Goodix is Once Again Vivo’s In-Display Tech Supplier for the Nex S

Goodix is Once Again Vivo’s In-Display Tech Supplier for the Nex S

Goodix is the supplier behind the in-display fingerprint sensor technology of Vivo’s latest flagship smartphone, the China-based biometrics specialist has announced. Officially unveiled this week, the Vivo Nex S is the third device from Vivo to feature in-display technology, after the pioneering Vivo X20 Plus UD launched in China near the start of the year,…

Vivo Promises More Advanced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning in New Flagship Device

Vivo Promises More Advanced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning in New Flagship Device

Vivo has officially announced its next flagship smartphone, and it will once again reprise the company’s pioneering in-display fingerprint sensor technology. In fact, it will deliver an enhanced version of this feature. Vivo became the first smartphone maker to deliver this technology when it launched its Vivo X20 Plus UD smartphone near the start of…

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