face biometrics

FaceApp Raises Privacy Concerns About Social Media

FaceApp Raises Privacy Concerns About Social Media

“In all likelihood, the information uploaded by FaceApp is already available somewhere else on the internet, whether it is being used for surveillance, AI training, or another purpose…” The viral sensation FaceApp came under scrutiny in the wake of the #FaceAppChallenge, which flooded social media with aged-up photos created with the app. As it became…

After Big AI Investment, Hyundai Mobis Announces Biometric Driver Assessment System

After Big AI Investment, Hyundai Mobis Announces Biometric Driver Assessment System

“In addition to helping to ensure safe driving, the DSW system is also capable of performing driver identification, and could be used to trigger personalization of in-car settings.” Just a few months after its investment in computer vision specialist Deep Glint, automotive components supplier Hyundai Mobis has announced a new Driver State Warning (DSW) system…

Yoti Partners with Sparkle to Make Identity More Inclusive

Yoti Partners with Sparkle to Make Identity More Inclusive

Yoti will be making an appearance at this week’s Sparkle Weekend event in an effort to learn more about the unique identity issues facing the transgender community. Organized by the UK transgender charity Sparkle, the Sparkle Weekend is a free-to-attend festival that promotes positive representation and celebrates gender diversity. Yoti will be setting up in…

Biggest LATAM Investment Bank Leverages Jumio Tech for Onboarding

Biggest LATAM Investment Bank Leverages Jumio Tech for Onboarding

“[Jumio]’s solution combines facial recognition and document reading technology to verify the identities of end users, allowing financial services firms like BTG Pactual to automate the digital onboarding process while maintaining security and adhering to KYC requirements.” BTG Pactual has become the latest bank to embrace Jumio‘s biometric customer onboarding technology. Based in Brazil, BTG…

GEMADEC Leverages Daon’s Face Recognition Biometrics in New App

GEMADEC Leverages Daon’s Face Recognition Biometrics in New App

GEMADEC is leveraging Daon’s facial recognition technology in a new app developed for the Moroccan Interprofessional Pension Fund (CIMR). The CIMR DIALCOM app uses Daon’s IdentityX facial recognition platform to verify the identity of the pension recipient, and to make sure the recipient is a living person and not a spoofing attempt. Once the app…

Banco Bolivariano Chooses FacePhi for Biometric Onboarding

Banco Bolivariano Chooses FacePhi for Biometric Onboarding

“We keep on considering the Latin American market as a strategic point in our corporate expansion, which is why we continue to bet on consolidating our position in this area.”- Javier Mira, CEO, FacePhi Biometric onboarding and authentication specialist FacePhi has further cemented its leading position in the Latin American market with a new agreement…

Global Facial Recognition Market to Hit $7 Billion by 2024

Global Facial Recognition Market to Hit $7 Billion by 2024

“Notably, despite the growing popularity of facial recognition in consumer technology since Apple helped to popularize selfie authentication with its Face ID system, MarketsandMarkets points to demand in government, surveillance, and industry areas as being key to the modality’s growth.” The global facial recognition market will grow from an estimated value of $3.2 billion this…

Sterling Identity’s VerifyID Brings Selfie Biometrics to the Hiring Process

Sterling Identity’s VerifyID Brings Selfie Biometrics to the Hiring Process

“VerifyID is a selfie-based verification platform that matches a job applicant’s selfie against a government ID like a driver’s license.” Sterling is putting together a new Sterling Identity division to provide customers with better background checks and identity verification services. Sterling Identity is primarily geared towards other businesses, offering solutions that will reduce the prevalence…

Facial Recognition Verifies Taxi Drivers in China

Facial Recognition Verifies Taxi Drivers in China

Thousands of taxi drivers in the Chinese city of Xi’an are now being verified by facial recognition technology when they get behind the wheel. And, true to the country’s security ethos, they’re also being monitored constantly by an AI system to ensure they aren’t engaging in prohibited activities such as smoking or using a smartphone while…

Vuzix Glasses Power New Facial Recognition Security Platform

Vuzix Glasses Power New Facial Recognition Security Platform

Vuzix has partnered with the Dubai-based software developer NNTC to create a wearable facial recognition platform designed for security purposes. The solution is called iFalcon Face Control Mobile, and it combines the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses with NNTC’s autonomous AI facial recognition system. With the new solution, security guards (and anyone else carrying out perimeter…

Online Gambling Operator Looks to Jumio for User-Friendly Regulatory Compliance

Online Gambling Operator Looks to Jumio for User-Friendly Regulatory Compliance

“…in the wake of stringent age and identity verification regulations implemented by the UK Gambling Commission, the company is looking to ensure compliance with a user friendly solution provided by Jumio.” Jumio has won another client in the online gambling space. Headquartered in Malta, Novibet operates an online gaming platform aimed primarily at the UK…

Megvii Exonerated by Human Rights Watch in Biometrics Controversy

Megvii Exonerated by Human Rights Watch in Biometrics Controversy

“Based out of Hong Kong, Megvii is the developer of the Face++ facial recognition platform, and has emerged as one of the industry’s biggest unicorns in the past few years.” Megvii has been exonerated in an investigation into human rights violations in China. The New York-based Human Rights Watch previously uncovered Megvii code in a…

Panama Partnership Extends Selfie Biometrics Specialist’s Reach in Latin America

Panama Partnership Extends Selfie Biometrics Specialist’s Reach in Latin America

“The partnership revolves around SelphID, FacePhi’s selfie-driven authentication solution.” FacePhi has further expanded its reach in the Latin American market through a new contract with Banco General de Panamá, which will take advantage of its biometric facial recognition technology for customer onboarding. The agreement marks FacePhi’s first entry into the Panama market. The partnership revolves…

New iPadOS Quietly Delivers Face ID Upgrade

New iPadOS Quietly Delivers Face ID Upgrade

Apple has announced a new operating system for the iPad, effectively branching the software of its tablet line from that of its other mobile devices and their iOS operating system. To be clear, the new iPadOS is very much built on the foundation of iOS; but the branding change seems aimed at least in part…

Wearable Medical Tech to Leverage Biometrics For Vision Restoration

Wearable Medical Tech to Leverage Biometrics For Vision Restoration

“[Orion is] a visual cortical prosthesis, comprised of an implant designed to communicate with a pair of smartglasses with an affixed camera.” California-based Second Sight is developing potentially groundbreaking medical technology that could help the blind to see again, and is planning to experiment with facial recognition and eye tracking technologies to further enhance its…

CheckpointID and IDScan.net  Team Up to Prevent Fraud in Rental Housing

CheckpointID and IDScan.net Team Up to Prevent Fraud in Rental Housing

CheckpointID is teaming up with IDScan.net to provide better fraud prevention services for property managers, security guards, and other people monitoring multi-unit apartment buildings. The new platform will combine document verification and facial recognition to make sure the name on an application matches the name of the person who will be living in a unit.…

Taking Aim at APAC Market, FacePhi Launches Korean Subsidiary

Taking Aim at APAC Market, FacePhi Launches Korean Subsidiary

“FacePhi has become one of the authentication industry’s great success stories over the last few years, thanks in large part to its selfie-based authentication solution…” Spain-based biometric authentication specialist FacePhi is looking to dramatically extend its presence in the APAC market, announcing a new subsidiary headquartered in South Korea. The aptly-named FacePhi APAC already has…

Smartphone Industry Contributing to Growing Facial Recognition Market

Smartphone Industry Contributing to Growing Facial Recognition Market

‘The report highlights several key players in the facial recognition market, including NEC, FaceFirst, and Cognitec…’ Reports and Data is predicting that the facial recognition market will hit $11.3 billion by 2026. The research firm attributes the projected growth to the booming smartphone market, as well as the rising frequency of terrorist attacks and the…

Facial Recognition App Helps Save the Pandas

Facial Recognition App Helps Save the Pandas

In an effort to better understand their subjects, the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas has created a panda-centric facial recognition app that gives researchers a legitimate business reason to spend entire days staring at pictures of adorable pandas. The new app is able to discern the identities of individual animals, a trick…

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