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OPPO Launches Reno3 Pro in Middle East with 64MP Camera, Facial Recognition

OPPO Launches Reno3 Pro in Middle East with 64MP Camera, Facial Recognition

Chinese tech company OPPO has announced the launch of its Reno3 Series of smartphones in the Middle East, featuring a 64MP camera and facial recognition for biometric security. “We are extremely excited to bring Reno3 Series to the Middle East market,” said OPPO President, Middle East and Africa Ethan Xue. “Many cutting-edge imaging technologies and design techniques…

Google Fixes Biometric Flaw in Latest Android Developer Preview Release

Google Fixes Biometric Flaw in Latest Android Developer Preview Release

Google has fixed what has been termed by many to be a major flaw in its new Face Unlock biometric authentication system that was released with the Pixel 4 late last year. In the latest release of the Android 11 Developer Preview 2 (DP2), the “require eyes to be open” feature is live, meaning users…

Galaxy Note 10 Updated With Improved Facial Recognition, Gesture Support

Galaxy Note 10 Updated With Improved Facial Recognition, Gesture Support

Samsung has released an update for its Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ that contains improvements for facial recognition for use with face unlock features, as well as gesture support and other changes. The updates are listed as firmware versions N975FXXU2BTB5, N975FOXM2BTB3, and N975FXXU2BTB3, and are now rolling out to devices in Germany — the update was originally released…

Trinamix Teams with Qualcomm to Bring Facial Recognition Tech to Android

Trinamix Teams with Qualcomm to Bring Facial Recognition Tech to Android

Trinamix, a subsidiary of the German chemical giant BASF, has announced a partnership with Qualcomm’s Software Accelerator Program to promote its facial recognition technology to Android phone manufacturers. Founded in 2015 by researcher Ingmar Bruder, Trinamix has a unique proprietary technology that uses the backscatter from infrared beams in combination with 2D infrared images and…

Jumio Announces Gains in Speed, Accuracy, User Experience

Jumio Announces Gains in Speed, Accuracy, User Experience

Jumio, the AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider, announced gains in the speed and accuracy of its verification services, as well as a more intuitive user experience. These gains come after a two year period during which Jumio invested heavily automation enabled through a variety of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and optical character recognition…

Hearsay Systems Launches Biometric and PIN Security for Hearsay Relate App

Hearsay Systems Launches Biometric and PIN Security for Hearsay Relate App

Hearsay Systems has announced the launch of improved security for its Hearsay Relate app in the form of a multimodal approach featuring biometric and PIN-based authorization. Hearsay Systems is a provider of business solutions for financial services organizations through its various products and services, including Hearsay Cloud, Hearsay Social, and the Hearsay Relate app. Agents…

Jumio Recognized as Representative Vendor in Gartner Market Guide for Second Consecutive Year

Jumio Recognized as Representative Vendor in Gartner Market Guide for Second Consecutive Year

Jumio has been recognized as a Representative Vendor by Gartner’s Market Guide for Identity Proofing and Corroboration for the second straight year. Jumio, a provider of biometric and artificial intelligence-enabled trusted identity as a service was recognized by the report from a field of several other providers of identity proofing and corroboration. The Guide states…

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…

Yoti Shares Surprising Results of UK Charity Sector Research

Yoti Shares Surprising Results of UK Charity Sector Research

“…Yoti’s Head of Social Impact, Ken Banks, explained that many charity organizations felt that technological solutions based on smartphones would actually hinder access to services, since many charity recipients will either not have the required hardware or technological literacy to confidently use the new tools.” Yoti has concluded its research on the digital identity needs…

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…

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…

Chinese Gov’t Pressures Tencent to Verify Players’ Ages with Biometrics

Chinese Gov’t Pressures Tencent to Verify Players’ Ages with Biometrics

“Tencent says its aim is to use facial recognition technology to match players against their government databases in order to verify their ages, which suggests it’s working closely with government authorities.” At the Chinese government’s behest, Tencent Holdings says it is exploring the use of facial recognition technology to prevent minors from playing its wildly…

IDEMIA, Altran to Demo Autonomous Car at Paris Motor Show

IDEMIA, Altran to Demo Autonomous Car at Paris Motor Show

“[IDEMIA]  has designed a smartphone-based digital key system for end users, which operates with facial recognition to enable entry to the vehicle.” IDEMIA has teamed up with engineering services provider Altran to develop a new autonomous vehicle dubbed “Columbia”. The small car is designed for use on either a personal or a shared basis, and…

Tatra Banka Uses Innovatrics’ Biometrics for Customer Onboarding

Tatra Banka Uses Innovatrics’ Biometrics for Customer Onboarding

“…DOT also features a liveness detection system that requires users to follow a moving dot on their device display while the system tracks their eye movements.” A Slovakian commercial bank is now taking advantage of biometric technology from Innovatrics for customer onboarding. Tatra Banka is using Innovatrics’ Digital Onboarding Toolkit, or DOT. The solution is…

EmTech Seeks to Leverage Biometric Hashing Tech from Trust Stamp

EmTech Seeks to Leverage Biometric Hashing Tech from Trust Stamp

EmTech is bringing biometric hashing technology from Trust Stamp to its Responsible Gold, G-Coin, and Emergent Payments platforms, the company has announced. The announcement comes a few months after the news that American and Mexican Attorneys General were working with Trust Stamp to leverage its biometric hashing technology to track individuals connected to illicit human…

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