face biometrics

CyberLink Brings FaceMe to IoT Asia 2019

CyberLink Brings FaceMe to IoT Asia 2019

CyberLink has announced that it will be bringing its FaceMe facial recognition platform to IoT Asia 2019 later this month. The company will be showcasing its wares in the Taiwan Showroom presented by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) when the conference kicks off in Singapore on March 27th. The FaceMe engine is a…

Onfido Joins FIDO Board of Directors

Onfido Joins FIDO Board of Directors

“Onfido brings innovative identity verification technology and a dedication to security that aligns with the FIDO Alliance’s mission to develop more secure and convenient solutions that reduce the world’s dependence on passwords.” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance Onfido has joined the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors, adding another biometrics specialist to the authentication…

Amazon Adds Voice to Calls for Regulation of Facial Recognition

Amazon Adds Voice to Calls for Regulation of Facial Recognition

Amazon is now calling for government regulation of facial recognition technology, even as it defends sales of its own such technology to law enforcement authorities. In a new post on the Amazon Web Services Machine Learning blog, the company’s VP of Global Public Policy, Michael Punke, writes, “We support the calls for an appropriate national…

Jumio Receives 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio Receives 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio has added another trophy to its mantle. The digital security company has received a 2019 BIG Innovation Award from the Business Intelligence Group, an accolade that follows the two Golden Bridge Awards and two Cyber Defense Awards that Jumio won in 2018.  “We are thrilled to be honoring Jumio,” said Maria Jimenez, the COO…

Onfido to Open Paris Office as Part of €4M Expansion Effort in France

Onfido to Open Paris Office as Part of €4M Expansion Effort in France

Onfido has announced plans to open a new office in Paris as part of a larger growth effort in France. The news comes in the same week as Onfido’s announcement of a partnership with France-based identity solutions giant IDEMIA, with the latter seeking to enhance its portfolio of online authentication solutions with Onfido’s document verification…

Ooma Unveils Latest Biometric Security Camera

Ooma Unveils Latest Biometric Security Camera

“As with the Butterflye camera announced by Ooma a year ago, the Ooma Smart Cam also features a facial recognition system that allows it to identify known individuals, such as family members in a given household, and to send alerts to administrators when unknown individuals are detected. “ Ooma has announced the latest version of…

Payment Services Provider Brings Nuggets to Platform

Payment Services Provider Brings Nuggets to Platform

“…customers will be able to sign into their accounts using a fingerprint scan or facial recognition, offering greater convenience and stronger security since these credentials can be used to replace cumbersome passwords.” UK-based payment services provider Lateral Payment Solutions, or Latpay, has embraced the biometrics- and blockchain-based identity technology Nuggets. The latter’s technology has been…

Applied Recognition Enables ID Verification for SmartPay

Applied Recognition Enables ID Verification for SmartPay

Biometric technology from Toronto-based Applied Recognition is now being used to verify individuals signing up for SmartPay, a mobile-based financial services platform operating in Vietnam. The integration of Applied Recognition’s Ver-ID facial recognition technology means that end users can confirm their identities simply by submitting a selfie photo through the platform. At the same time,…

Call Center Communications Platform Embraces ID R&D Biometrics

Call Center Communications Platform Embraces ID R&D Biometrics

“Now, thanks to the partnership with ID R&D, the system can identify customers using voice recognition or selfie-based facial recognition, with behavioral biometrics adding an extra layer of anti-fraud security.” Biometric technology from ID R&D has been integrated into a unique communications platform from Ten Digit Communications. Called “TDC Bridge”, the platform is designed to…

Year in Review: Reflecting on the Good and Bad of Facial Recognition’s Big Year

Year in Review: Reflecting on the Good and Bad of Facial Recognition’s Big Year

Facial recognition technology has had a big year, in good ways and bad. On the positive side, Apple signaled a more or less definitive switch to 3D facial recognition as the primary mechanism for user authentication on its flagship smartphones: Having made a big splash last year with its introduction of Face ID on the…

Windows 10 Update Emphasizes FIDO2 Authentication via Hello

Windows 10 Update Emphasizes FIDO2 Authentication via Hello

A new Windows 10 update has delivered FIDO2 authentication, with Microsoft placing its Windows Hello biometric authentication platform closer to front and center for end users. With respect to the latter, Windows’ development team has now placed a Windows Hello setup button right on the OS’s lock screen. It’s clearly a move aimed at encouraging…

Jumio Returns to REGTECH100 for Second Consecutive Year

Jumio Returns to REGTECH100 for Second Consecutive Year

“…the number of candidates nominated for this year’s REGTECH100 had nearly doubled over last year, reaching 824 – a sign of the vitality of this market area in the wake of major new regulations such as the European Union’s GDPR and PSD2 rules.” The industry accolades continue for Jumio, with the company making the REGTECH100…

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…

China AI Computer Vision Firm AEYE-GO Scores VC Funding

China AI Computer Vision Firm AEYE-GO Scores VC Funding

“The management of Sodexo Ventures were evidently intrigued by AEYE-GO’s automated checkout kiosk technology, which is designed to use both facial and object recognition to identify individuals in a cafeteria and the items on their food trays.” AEYE-GO has become the latest China-based AI firm to receive venture capital funding, which has arrived from Sodexo…

Mitek Aims for Big Scale-Up with New CEO

Mitek Aims for Big Scale-Up with New CEO

San Diego-based Mitek Systems has a new CEO. The company has announced that Max Carnecchia has taken the helm, and also been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. Carnecchia comes to the position after a 10-month stint as CEO of Illuminate Education, which he joined at the outset of an intensive growth period for…

Global Image Recognition Market to Hit $86 Billion by 2025: Research

Global Image Recognition Market to Hit $86 Billion by 2025: Research

The global image recognition market will grow at an annual rate of 21.8 percent between 2018 and 2025, when it will be worth $86 billion, according to a new forecast from Allied Market Research. Cloud-based image recognition services will grow the fastest, according to the firm’s report, with a CAGR of 23.3 percent over the…

Japanese IT Security Specialist to Market SAFR Facial Recognition to Client Network

Japanese IT Security Specialist to Market SAFR Facial Recognition to Client Network

Seattle-based RealNetworks has entered into a new licensing and distribution partnership with Net One Partners, an IT security solutions provider based in Tokyo. The latter will develop and market solutions based on RealNetworks’ SAFR facial recognition technology to its network of ICT infrastructure providers. It would appear to be a good fit. RealNetworks’ SAFR solution…

Apple Sees Record Revenues in Latest Quarter, with Services at $10B

Apple Sees Record Revenues in Latest Quarter, with Services at $10B

“There are also signs that Apple is seeing more of a return on its Apple Pay mobile payments service…” Apple’s face-scanning new iPhones are a big hit, if its latest quarterly update offers any indication: Revenues are up 20 percent, year-over-year. The figure itself for those quarterly revenues is a stunner: $62.9 billion. And while…

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