face biometrics

Apple Patent Application Hints at Face ID for Mac Computers

Apple Patent Application Hints at Face ID for Mac Computers

Face ID could finally be on its way to MacBook and iMac computers. At least, that’s the takeaway from a newly published Apple patent application that details a “Light Recognition Module for Determining a User of a Computing Device.” While the language in the title is more generic, the patent essentially describes a facial recognition…

Onfido and SecureKey Team Up on Comprehensive Identity Verification

Onfido and SecureKey Team Up on Comprehensive Identity Verification

SecureKey and Onfido have joined forces in an effort to provide customers with a more comprehensive identity verification on solution. The joint offering will blend SecureKey’s real-time authentication tech with Onfido’s document and facial recognition. Onfido’s platform uses facial biometrics to compare a selfie to the photo on an official government ID document. Doing so…

Zenoo Onboarding Platform Gets ID R&D Liveness Detection Tech

Zenoo Onboarding Platform Gets ID R&D Liveness Detection Tech

Zenoo is turning to ID R&D to safeguard its digital onboarding platform. The company will specifically be deploying ID R&D’s IDLive Face solution, which adds an extra layer of passive liveness detection and is compatible with any facial recognition software. ID R&D argues that IDLive Face is more convenient than the alternatives, largely because the…

Infineon, Qualcomm Announce 3D Authentication Reference Design

Infineon, Qualcomm Announce 3D Authentication Reference Design

Infineon and Qualcomm have teamed up to develop a reference design for a new 3D authentication system. The system is built with Infineon’s REAL3 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor, and is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform. The news comes shortly after the two companies unveiled a new 3D image sensor with VGA resolution…

Clearview AI Let Investors Try its Biometric Identification App on a Personal Basis

Clearview AI Let Investors Try its Biometric Identification App on a Personal Basis

Clearview AI is in the news again. This time, the company is being flagged for having allowed wealthy investors to try its biometric identification app on a personal basis. The company has already generated more than its share of controversy, first when a New York Times report revealed that the company had been providing police…

iGaming Company Picks AU10TIX for Identity Verification

iGaming Company Picks AU10TIX for Identity Verification

Another online gaming platform has adopted AU10TIX’s identity verification solution. The iGaming company Aspire Global will deploy AU10TIX’s technology to onboard new customers and provide ongoing authentication.   The AU10TIX platform uses document recognition to verify a customer’s photo ID, and then compares the photo on that ID to a selfie of the user. The solution…

Onfido Listed as a Top 100 AI Startup by CB Insights

Onfido Listed as a Top 100 AI Startup by CB Insights

Onfido has been listed as one of the top 100 AI startups in the world in CB Insights’ annual AI 100 ranking. This is the fourth time that CB Insights has released the international list, which recognizes promising private companies that focus on AI. CB Insights evaluates companies based on criteria like patents, customer engagement,…

Clearview AI’s Developer Account Suspended from Apple’s App Store

Clearview AI’s Developer Account Suspended from Apple’s App Store

Clearview AI has run afoul of yet another Silicon Valley titan. Apple has suspended Clearview’s developer account for behavior that violates the company’s App Store policy guidelines. The suspension specifically relates to Clearview’s alleged abuse of the Apple developer program, which allows companies to share an app internally. The feature allows developers to preview and…

New Partnership Brings CyberLink’s Face Biometrics to AIoT Devices

New Partnership Brings CyberLink’s Face Biometrics to AIoT Devices

CyberLink has formed a strategic partnership with IEI Integration Corp. The alliance will bring CyberLink’s FaceMe facial recognition platform to IEI’s industrial computers, thereby extending its reach to AIoT devices in a broad range of industries and environments. FaceMe is expected to generate a 17.4x facial recognition performance increase when paired with the Mustang-V100-MX8 video…

New Agreements in Healthcare Sector are the Latest Signs of FacePhi’s APAC Expansion

New Agreements in Healthcare Sector are the Latest Signs of FacePhi’s APAC Expansion

New agreements in the APAC sector offer the latest signs of progress for biometric authentication specialist FacePhi. The agreements represent two prongs of a strategic effort. One is a partnership with NSSMART, a South Korean firm offering modernization services for the healthcare sector, while the second is NSSMART’s new agreement with a major South Korean…

International Emotion Recognition Market to Double by 2024

International Emotion Recognition Market to Double by 2024

MarketsandMarkets has released a new report that suggests that the international market for emotion detection and recognition technology will double within the next four years. The firm specifically predicts that the market will climb from $21.6 billion in 2019 to $56 billion by 2024, a figure that represents a CAGR of 21 percent. The emotion recognition market includes…

Jumio Provides Mobile Onboarding for CIMB Bank Philippines

Jumio Provides Mobile Onboarding for CIMB Bank Philippines

Jumio is providing secure identity verification and onboarding services for CIMB Bank Philippines. The all-digital bank will specifically be deploying Jumio’s portfolio of selfie-based authentication solutions, which will significantly reduce the amount of time mobile customers need to open new accounts. To that end, CIMB noted that it is the fastest-growing digital bank in the…

ZenGo Defends Integrity of Facial Recognition

ZenGo Defends Integrity of Facial Recognition

ZenGo is once again boasting about the strength of its face-based authentication technology after the CEO of a rival cryptocurrency wallet questioned the company’s security capabilities on Twitter. The original Tweet has since been deleted, but the exchange implied that ZenGo’s facial recognition could be spoofed with a high-quality image of the user. In its…

Bitcoin IRA Clears $400 Million in Transactions

Bitcoin IRA Clears $400 Million in Transactions

The digital asset platform Bitcoin IRA has officially processed more than $400 million in cryptocurrency transactions. The platform is specifically designed for people hoping to use cryptocurrencies to fund their retirement, allowing them to buy and sell Bitcoins, gold, and other assets through an IRA or a 401(k). The news comes just over a year…

NEC to Showcase New 5G Offerings at MWC Barcelona

NEC to Showcase New 5G Offerings at MWC Barcelona

NEC will be looking to generate new 5G business opportunities when it heads to February’s MWC event in Barcelona. The company will be showcasing a slew of new products and services based on 5G technology, all of which is part of a broader Smart Connectivity theme. The offerings are part of a comprehensive 5G ecosystem…

New Nokia 2.3 Smartphone will Help You Put Your Best Face Forward

New Nokia 2.3 Smartphone will Help You Put Your Best Face Forward

HMD Global has announced that its new Nokia 2.3 smartphone is now available for pre-order in the United States. The Android 10 device offers a 6.2″ HD+ screen and a 13MP/2MP dual camera with a “Recommended Shot” feature that will automatically take a few additional photos before and after the camera shudder is pressed. The…

FacePhi Breaks Records in Strong 2019 Fiscal Year

FacePhi Breaks Records in Strong 2019 Fiscal Year

“In a statement announcing the 2019 results, FacePhi noted that it had established 13 major contracts through the course of the year in the LATAM sector, and suggested that it is aiming to replicate the growth trend it has seen in this area in the APAC market…” FacePhi has delivered on its promise of strong…

Netki Updates Face Matching Tech for OnboardID

Netki Updates Face Matching Tech for OnboardID

Remote identity verification technology provider Netki announced the release of newly updated face matching technology for its OnboardID system at the North American Bitcoin Conference this week. The update to the tech aims to improve the system’s ability to determine whether faces scanned from various sources belong to the individual in question. “Our face matching…

BBVA to Deploy Nok Nok’s FIDO Authentication Tech

BBVA to Deploy Nok Nok’s FIDO Authentication Tech

The Spanish bank BBVA has partnered with Nok Nok Labs in an effort to strengthen the biometric security of its mobile platform. To that end, Nok Nok will outfit BBVA with a number of different authentication technologies for its mobile and online channels. The two companies did not specify exactly which authentication technologies would be…

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