biometrics

Canadian Bankers Association Makes Case for Aadhaar-style Digital ID

Canadian Bankers Association Makes Case for Aadhaar-style Digital ID

The Canadian banking sector’s leading business association is calling for the creation of a digital identity system for use in the nation’s financial services. Founded toward the end of 1891, the Canadian Bankers Association is an integral position in the discourse between the country’s banks and government authorities. And it has published a new video…

Galaxy S10 Announcement Hints at In-Display Biometrics Tech

Galaxy S10 Announcement Hints at In-Display Biometrics Tech

Another year, another coy invitation from Samsung to its upcoming ‘Unpacked’ event, where the company will unveil its next flagship smartphone. The company’s latest invitation is even more tight-lipped about what’s in store than last year’s. At that time, Samsung’s Unpacked invitation made it pretty clear that the focus for its Galaxy S9 smartphone would…

FreedomCare Uses Facial Recognition to Fight Caregiver Fraud

FreedomCare Uses Facial Recognition to Fight Caregiver Fraud

“Rather than relying on healthcare professionals to take care of individuals afflicted by health issues in their homes, FreedomCare compensates relatives and friends who sign up to act as caregivers.” A New York-based home healthcare company has announced a new mobile app that is designed to use facial recognition to make sure caregivers are working…

IDEX is Bringing Biometric Smart Cards to APSCA Digital Commerce Asia Pacific

IDEX is Bringing Biometric Smart Cards to APSCA Digital Commerce Asia Pacific

IDEX Biometrics will attend the APSCA Digital Commerce Asia Pacific event in Malaysia next week, the company has announced. The APSCA event offers an opportunity for the company to showcase its fingerprint sensor technology for dual-interface biometric payment cards to a financial services crowd, with IDEX having joined the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association last…

ID R&D Expands into Silicon Valley

ID R&D Expands into Silicon Valley

“With the vast and increasing numbers of companies looking to ID R&D for zero-effort, voice and multi-modal biometric authentication, combined with unique anti-spoofing protection, we needed to expand in size and location to continue the tremendous growth we experienced in 2018.” – Alexey Khitrov, CEO, ID R&D New York-based ID R&D has expanded into Silicon…

Mobile Biometrics Help Secure Ukrainian Border

Mobile Biometrics Help Secure Ukrainian Border

“Dubbed the “BPT800″ tablet, the handheld is designed for use in extreme environmental conditions and remote locations; and over a hundred such units are currently being used by the State Border Guard Service to identify travelers seeking to cross the border.” Integrated Biometrics technology is helping to secure the Ukrainian border. The company has revealed…

Fingerprints Teams With Identity Devices in Bid to Expand Reach

Fingerprints Teams With Identity Devices in Bid to Expand Reach

“…Identity Devices will leverage fingerprint and iris scanning technology from Fingerprint Cards through their multi-year partnership. Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards has teamed up with a compatriot in the biometric authentication space in its latest bid to expand its reach beyond the mobile sector. Its new partner is Identity Devices, a firm founded by former FIDO Alliance…

Computer Vision Startup Takes $4M in Series-A Funding Round

Computer Vision Startup Takes $4M in Series-A Funding Round

“The platform’s tools will allow for the development of computer vision systems that can detect, classify, count, and track objects, and that can perform facial recognition.” San Diego-based computer vision startup AlwaysAI has brought in $4 million in funding through a series-A investment round, the company has announced. The round was led by BRV, a…

Applied Recognition Partners With Intellicheck on Mobile Authentication

Applied Recognition Partners With Intellicheck on Mobile Authentication

“The end result is an authentication system in which an end user takes pictures of the front and rear of a barcoded identity document, as well as a selfie; then, facial recognition technology compares the images to verify the user’s identity.” Toronto-based Applied Recognition and New York’s Intellicheck are putting their heads together to offer…

California Judge Says Police Can’t Force Biometric Smartphone Unlock

California Judge Says Police Can’t Force Biometric Smartphone Unlock

“Thanks to the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, criminal suspects can’t be compelled to divulge their passcodes for unlocking their phones; but some have argued that biometric scans are not information, and therefore can’t be subject to the same limitation.” Another judge has weighed in on the issue of whether police have the right to…

Suprema Partners with Qualcomm on In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Suprema Partners with Qualcomm on In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

“In announcing its partnership with Qualcomm, Suprema suggested in a statement that it has tailored BioSign 3.0 for the 3D Sonic Sensor…” A new partnership with a high-profile sensor maker is laying track to bring Suprema deep into the smartphone biometrics market. The company has teamed up with Qualcomm, with the companies working together on…

Apple Patent Suggests Multimodal Biometrics on iPhones

Apple Patent Suggests Multimodal Biometrics on iPhones

A newly-published Apple patent suggests that the company may not be finished with fingerprint scanning on the iPhone, with engineers considering how the Touch ID system could be used alongside facial recognition. While the patent is almost entirely focused on Apple’s new Face ID 3D facial recognition system, it also takes a moment to illustrate…

FPC Fingerprint Sensor Tech Used in Two New Xiaomi Devices

FPC Fingerprint Sensor Tech Used in Two New Xiaomi Devices

“Xiaomi is a longtime customer of Fingerprints, having seen integrations into multiple devices over the past year” Fingerprints (FPC) has kicked off the new year with the announcement of two new smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensor technology. Both of the integrations concern smartphones from Xiaomi. One, the Redmi Note 7, features an FPC1511 fingerprint…

Biometric Interaction Coming to Autonomous Cars  Thanks to Visteon and Tencent

Biometric Interaction Coming to Autonomous Cars Thanks to Visteon and Tencent

A new partnership between an American vehicle cockpit electronics supplier and a major Chinese conglomerate is poised to see the development of sophisticated biometric technologies for autonomous cars. One of the key players in the agreement is Michigan-based Visteon, which recently showcased facial recognition and gaze-tracking technologies for consumer vehicles at last autumn’s Electric Vehicle…

‘Puppy Robot’ Demonstrates Non-Puppy Robots at CES

‘Puppy Robot’ Demonstrates Non-Puppy Robots at CES

A smart projector specialist made its debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and may have garnered some extra attention through some unusual branding. The company, operating under the wildly misleading name of Puppy Robot, offers a flagship product called Puppy Cube. It’s essentially a projector, designed to display digital images onto a flat surface;…

Tuya Smart Announces Face-Scanning Doorbell, Access Control Solutions

Tuya Smart Announces Face-Scanning Doorbell, Access Control Solutions

Another player has entered the ‘smart doorbell’ market: Tuya Smart, a firm with offices in Guangdong, Hangzhou, and California, has taken the occasion of CES 2019 to announce its AI Video Doorbell. The doorbell uses a built-in camera to identify familiar faces that have been added to a ‘whitelist’ of authorized visitors, and can send…

Unisys CEO to Make ‘Moonshot’ Argument for Internet Security at CES Gov’t Talk

Unisys CEO to Make ‘Moonshot’ Argument for Internet Security at CES Gov’t Talk

Unisys CEO Peter Altabef is preparing to make the case for embracing sophisticated technologies like biometrics and AI to secure the internet at a high-profile, government-focused speaking event affiliated with this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Altabef will deliver his argument in a speech entitled “The Cyber Moonshot Imperative” at the CES Government conference, which will…

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