face biometrics

Guatemalan Payment App Gets Biometric Selfie Onboarding

Guatemalan Payment App Gets Biometric Selfie Onboarding

Mobbeel will be providing digital onboarding services for PRONET’s new Akisí app. PRONET is a Guatemalan company that allows users to pay bills and purchase goods at commercial establishments through one centralized payment service. It is currently in use at 6,000 locations in Guatemala, with an additional 5,000 locations spread across 34 states in the…

Apple’s Face ID Biometrics Power Up New Unreal Mocap App

Apple’s Face ID Biometrics Power Up New Unreal Mocap App

Unreal Engine has released a new iOS app that makes high-quality 3D motion capture far more accessible. Dubbed Live Link Face, the app utilizes the iPhone’s Face ID TrueDepth Camera and ARKit to capture facial data in real time. That information can be used to animate a digital avatar during a live stream, or saved…

New Mercedes S-class to Feature Biometric Authentication, Upgraded Voice Controls

New Mercedes S-class to Feature Biometric Authentication, Upgraded Voice Controls

Luxury car maker Mercedes has announced an update to its MBUX infotainment system that includes improved voice controls, new features to its heads-up display (HUD) navigation system, and multimodal biometric authentication for added security. The improved voice recognition control will take over some functions previously handled by physical buttons, as well as having better natural…

Clearview AI Terminates All Canadian Contracts

Clearview AI Terminates All Canadian Contracts

Clearview AI is no longer available in Canada. The controversial facial recognition provider has terminated all of its contracts in the country after drawing the attention of multiple privacy watchdogs at the federal and provincial levels. This is not the first time that Clearview has abandoned a territory in response to legal pressure. The company…

Biometric Payment Authentication May be Around the Corner on Chrome

Biometric Payment Authentication May be Around the Corner on Chrome

A new Google Chrome flag recently uncovered hints that the popular browser may soon be adding biometric authentication for payments on Android as well as other major OSs. The flag — titled “Allow using platform authenticators to retrieve server cards” — indicates that users will be able to “use a platform authenticator”, likely the fingerprint…

Jumio Announces French Portfolio to Meet Growing Demand

Jumio Announces French Portfolio to Meet Growing Demand

Jumio is creating a new French portfolio in an effort to increase its appeal in French language markets. The company has also appointed Frederic Ly as its first sales leader for the region. As sales leader, Ly will be asked to expand Jumio’s current clientele, and to oversee the formation of a new regional sales…

IDnow Reports Ten-Fold Increase in Authentication Transactions Over Past Six Months

IDnow Reports Ten-Fold Increase in Authentication Transactions Over Past Six Months

“In announcing the tenfold growth in the use of AutoIdent, IDnow cited a few key factors in driving customer interest: new business models, heightened security efforts, and increasing digitization.” IDnow is reporting a 1000 percent increase in transaction volumes for its AutoIdent authentication solution over the past six months. Developed in collaboration with DERMALOG, AutoIdent…

Passbase Launches Codeless Biometric Onboarding Solution

Passbase Launches Codeless Biometric Onboarding Solution

Passbase has launched a new biometric authentication solution to help organizations that are trying to update their digital security practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s web-based platform utilizes facial recognition with 3D liveness detection to compare an image of a customer to the image on an official government ID. In that regard, the technology…

Enhanced TrueDepth System Could Improve iPhone Biometrics

Enhanced TrueDepth System Could Improve iPhone Biometrics

A new Apple patent suggests that the company is still working to enhance its sophisticated facial recognition technology. The patent describes a compact, next-gen apparatus for Apple’s TrueDepth camera system. This is the component of the iPhone that powers Apple’s Face ID authentication system, projecting a grid of infrared light onto a user’s face in…

Wells Fargo is Latest to Support Face Unlock on Pixel 4

Wells Fargo is Latest to Support Face Unlock on Pixel 4

The list of apps that support Face Unlock on the Pixel 4 keeps growing at a steady pace, with the Wells Fargo app recently joining in as the latest to accommodate Google’s take on biometric facial recognition for authentication. Face Unlock was first introduced with the launch of the Pixel 4 in November of 2019…

FacePhi Achieves Biometric Liveness Detection Milestone

FacePhi Achieves Biometric Liveness Detection Milestone

“As per iBeta criteria, FacePhi’s technology was able to fend off all attacks during the PAD evaluation process.” FacePhi has achieved an important milestone with its sophisticated facial recognition technology, announcing that it’s biometric technology is compliant to Level 1 of iBeta’s anti-spoofing test program, which assesses biometric liveness detection in accordance with the ISO…

Latest TrulySecure Upgrade Enables Biometric Authentication For Users Wearing Face Masks

Latest TrulySecure Upgrade Enables Biometric Authentication For Users Wearing Face Masks

AI-enhanced face, voice and speech recognition company Sensory has announced that its TrulySecure face and voice biometric solution has been updated to recognize users while wearing masks, a practice that is becoming the new normal in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept across the globe in recent months. TrulySecure uses both face and…

Onfido Completes UK Digital ID Pilot

Onfido Completes UK Digital ID Pilot

Onfido has successfully completed its FCA regulatory sandbox pilot in the UK. The pilot began in February of 2019, and was carried out in collaboration with Evernym and Deloitte. The project was specifically set up to test the viability of reusable digital identities in commercial situations. Onfido is now reporting that the results were extremely…

StrongPoint Integrates Yoti Age Scan Into Self-Checkout Solutions

StrongPoint Integrates Yoti Age Scan Into Self-Checkout Solutions

Yoti is expanding the scope of its partnership with StrongPoint. The two companies have been working together since 2018 to automate age checks in the retail industry and facilitate the sale of age-restricted goods at self-checkout terminals. The updated arrangement specifically concerns Yoti Age Scan, which estimates someone’s age based on a live photo of…

FacePhi Establishes New LATAM Support Team in Uruguay

FacePhi Establishes New LATAM Support Team in Uruguay

FacePhi is establishing a new team in Uruguay to provide better support to its customers in Latin America. The facial recognition specialist currently provides secure onboarding services for financial institutions throughout the region, with recent clients including Argentina’s Banco de Corrientes and Uruguay’s own Creditel credit service. The company previously entered the country through a…

Yoti Approved for Online Age Verification in Germany

Yoti Approved for Online Age Verification in Germany

Yoti is now an approved form of age verification for age-restricted sites in Germany. The news comes courtesy of the German Association for Voluntary Self-Regulation of Digital Media service providers (FSM), which is an established self-regulatory organization that oversees telemedia in the country. The certification specifically concerns Yoti Age Scan and Yoti’s Digital ID app, which…

Yoti to Verify Child Trust Fund Beneficiaries’ IDs

Yoti to Verify Child Trust Fund Beneficiaries’ IDs

OneFamily has announced that Child Trust Fund beneficiaries will be able to use the Yoti app to prove their identity when claiming their accounts. The trust funds in question were introduced as part of a 2005 UK initiative to encourage families to save money for their children, which created a trust fund for every child…

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